Sonntag, 10. Mai 2015

May WIPocalypse

So after some delay due to technical problems at Measi's blog, the WIPocalypse signin is up and I no longer have an excuse not to post mine - so let's hurry up before I have to press three SALs into one post again!  The question for this month is:

I would like to know if you look for LNS’s when you travel. What is the favorite shop you’ve ever found?

Since I haven't found any good LNSs localy yet, of course I tend to look for them when I travel. But when on business trip I usually lack the time to actually go shopping, so I didn't find a lot yet. The one we found in Prague wasn't very impressive, but I would still be glad to have something like that one here, and if it's just for needles (they usually only cary size 24 and upwards here) and DMC floss (only Anchor avaiable locally). Felix found a really promising looking store in Munich when we went there in February, but it was closed when we got there, so we will have to come back to that one.

So, now to my actual stitching: Another column of Dark Force was stitched. Only two more to the page finish, now isn't that exciting? Those last two look a bit more confetti-heavy though, so I'll have to concentrate a bit more on that one and wll probably spend more than three days stitching this next week.


Last weekend, I finished the Aster for the wedding sampler. I still need to add the names and date, but since we are not invited (they are having a really small, private ceremony) I will add them after the wedding to give it to them and consider it finished for now.


I have also started working on page 5 of Cut Thru' Cottage, finished the bathroom now and almost done with the toilet as well. Next up is more of the living room.

Of course I also continued crocheting on Soyeux and got quite a few more rows in - that one ball of yarn I had is almost gone, so last week I went shopping and got one more and also the same yarn in dark purples with gold sparkles. I already have plans for that one once I finish something.


And I should finish something, because I also had two new knitting starts - one is another Baby Suprise Jacket, same yarn as last time, but a different colourway, and the other one is a lac shawl called Lestrona for my grandma, using some of the Wollelfe yarn I showed a while back. I'm trying to get two rows done on the BSJ each day, that way I can still finish it in time, and I work on Lestrona mostly on weekends because I need to focus a bit more on the pattern here.


Now to the non-stitching related stuff: We went to see Avengers Age of Ultron on Wednesday, which was totally awesome - but then I might be a bit biased since I'm a huge fan of the whole Marvel cinematic universe :D We also did some watching at home, of course: Supernatural (S7, E2-8), How I met your mother (S2, E11-22 and S3, E1-7). I also finally got to start Once Upon a Time (S1, E1-3), which is awesome, but with Dr Who and Castle I am now mid season on three shows, I really should pick one and focus on that. We also saw My Awkward Sexual Adventure, and after that Felix is no longer allowed to pick comedies to watch, this is the third time we really didn't enjoy the one he decided on. I made up for it a few days later by picking Pillow Talk, sometimes the classics are still the best to go to. We also saw 2012 on friday (finally, for me), which was awesome, but pretty sad at time as well.

On the reading front, I finished The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) a few days ago, and I really liked that one, it's better than the first, and I started #3 this weekend, which started quite promising.

Gamingwise, I got to play Never Alone for PS4 last weekend. That one is a really cute game about a girl and a polar fox, setting out to save thei village from violent winter storms. It's based on an Alaskan legend, and there are quite a few short documentaries called 'culture insights' throughout the game, delivering, well, insight on the local culture. It was really fun to play, but it's also quite short, took me only about 3 hours, and the price of 15€ (around here at least) isn't really justified in my opinion. But if you can pick it up on sale in PSN or Steam (and I think it's on Wii U as well), I can highly recommend that one :)




Kommentare:

  1. Awesome stitching and knitting progress Leonore.

    Linda

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  2. Lovely progress on all your everythings, including the shows! I must admit to being slightly disappointed in Avengers. Perhaps the extended cut will change my mind.

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    1. Thank you! I have a hard time placing Avengers for myself...it was awesome, but was it as awesome as Guardians or the first Avengers movie? I still liked it a lot and I'm looking forward to the extended cut as well :)

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  3. You made quite a bit of progress. I love the orange/yellow/gray yarn. So fun! We enjoyed Avengers 2; didn't think it was the best film ever, but we definitely liked it. (We're big Marvel fans, too.)

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    1. Thanks! I like the yarn as well, I have two more color ways to try out but I was most excited to see this one in person. You're right, Avengers 2 might not have been the best of all Marvel movies, but just as well enjoyable ^_^

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  4. Wow, your needles must be red hot!

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    1. They are a bit, and with the warm weather coming I might soon need a cooling system ;)

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  5. Fabulous progress on Dark Force Leonore - you are really sticking to your target!

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    1. Thanks :) I'm trying to, otherwise I'd be lost with a project hat big!

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  6. You make me want to pick up my needles and get back to knitting and crochet! Every time you show what you are working on...every. time.

    Your reading sounds interesting...will have to check it out!

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    1. Maybe you should :) Sometimes I find it even more relaxing than stitching since there isn't as much counting involved :D

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  7. Congrats to almost being done with a page on Dark Force. It's looking really good. I'm also a huge fan of the cottage that you're working on.

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    1. Thanks! That cottage should get a bit more love soon, otherwise I'm never going to finish it this year...

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  8. The asters look lovely, this will be a great memento when the personalisation is added.

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  9. So much pretty stuff. I've read and seen the Maze Runner, but haven't picked up the other books yet, glad to hear they are good.

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    1. You should! So far #3 is good, although a bit frustrating. I'm really curious to see how good or bad the end will be!

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