I have been knitting, honest I HAVE but I have also been distracted this week with my new toy! Even though I got to go to Europe this summer, I begged and begged and begged and due to all of that begging my honey let me order an iPad for my birthday! I ordered it on my birthday but it only arrived this week! It was agony waiting for this to come in the mail as I am an instant gratification girl. I went basic and ordered the 16gig WiFi version! It is the cheapest one out there and I thought, hey, it is all I need. It does everything a laptop at home will do (ALMOST). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my iPad. So does everyone else in the family. So I have organized it and aside from going through thousands of photo's that desperately need to weed down I have everything on it that I think I will load for a time. Some of my favorite things...
1. Kindle for iPad - reading on the iPad is wonderful!
2. GoodReader for iPad (I can view all of my knitting patterns - no more printing out patterns)
3. Angry Birds - it is just fun
4. Browsing the internet, in my bed
5. Updating Ravelry from my bed using the camera syncing options and plug in's to upload pictures to project pages (some work still needs to be done here but it works 80%)
6. NETFLIX - I can watch anything on my iPad that I would be able to watch on my computer and via the WII. IT IS AWESOME...
OK. I will stop going on and on about my iPad. I don't know if it is wrong but I have been going to bed with it. I still sleep next to Clint but the iPad is right in between us!
WIP: I have two new projects on the needles. I do not have enough of either of them done to really show off pictures but first I am working on my second Wicked Sweater.
This is a picture of my first Wicked Sweater!
I love the fit of this sweater so much that I decided to make it a second time (and because my sister has stolen my first one). Right now I am about 1/2 done with the raglan increases and got a little bored so I put it aside and cast on for a cute little baby hat. This is another stash busting project and I found it on Ravelry when viewing projects other people have done with the one skein of yarn I had left from yes, my first Wicked Sweater! How is that for grouping of my projects! This little baby hat has many little points and here is a photo of a finished one (not mine).
My mood: Has been OK. The weather has frankly been SUCKY and unfortunately that really plays on my mood! I am still logging my food and exercising at least 5 days a week! That helps. The arrival of my iPad has really helped.
Reading: Well I was just getting into the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then I went to Sams Club and saw the book for the Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud (the movie is starting on Friday) so I downloaded it from Amazon and read it in a couple of days (on my new iPad). It is a good, quick read and makes me want to see the movie even more. I think it has a very spiritual feel and really hits on some good points about life and death and living! The movie will be a tear jerker and a mushy romance but I like those movies and I am totally ready for it!