It’s been a busy summer, blog world! Sorry I’ve been such an absentee. Here’s what I’ve been up to.
My college roommate Carol got married last month in Chicago, so a few of us drove down there from Minnesota for the weekend. I spent the three weeks before the wedding working tirelessly on a throw blanket for Carol and Matt. They just moved in to a new apartment and haven’t done a ton of decorating, so I tapped into my nerd side a little. They both like blue, so the colors I chose were loosely based on the TARDIS – dark blue, woodsy brown/purple/grey, and a heather grey rather than white. The design I chose is a pattern from Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans. It’s the “Lucy” pattern, which is GORGEOUS. Lots of openwork and edged with a wide lace-like border. I ended up changing the border pattern a little because I ran out of the variegated yarn when I wasn’t quite all the way around the blanket, so I reworked it a little to make it work. I finished the project the morning of the wedding. If you’re curious about the yarns, hooks, and pattern changing nuances, check out my Ravelry post!
I filmed a scene as an extra in the upcoming local film, “The Giant Spider.”
Yes, I put together the outfit myself, and no, unfortunately, that is not my car.
I went to the cabin with my roommate Kathy and my Tiny Roommate, her daughter Illyanna.
And after talking ad nauseum to Kathy about how sunfish are naturally curious and will nibble on things to find out what they are, I got photographic evidence:
Oh. And this.
I. MET. TONY CURRAN.
I may have fangirled at him. I tried so hard not to, but I’m pretty sure I did a bit.
For those of you who don’t know who that is, you must not have seen the more recent seasons of Doctor Who. And you must not have caught his appearances as a vampire in Blade II or Underworld: Revolution. Understandable if you missed him in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (you were meant to – he was the invisible man!) but that Scottish brogue should’ve been unmistakable. I’ve been a fan of his since he was in a little-remembered NBC miniseries in 1999, and I absolutely had to thank him for “showing up in things that I love.”
Coming soon: I help out in another wedding, my brother turns 21, the Zombie Pub Crawl happens, and Halloween rolls around!
So that’s what I’ve been up to! How about you?