Category: weekly catchup

Weekly catch-up

Reading: I’m about halfway through Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It’s a futuristic take on the Cinderella story, and, so far, I think it’s decently entertaining. The writing isn’t the best out there, but the story and characters are interesting. Although you know the general gist of the story, the author has worked in enough of her own unique story that it doesn’t become too predictable.

Watching: A and I went and saw the new Muppets movie this weekend, Muppets: Most Wanted. Who doesn’t love the Muppets, no matter your age? As always, the movie was goofy and pretty adorable. And it has some pretty funny parts. Sometimes what you need in a movie is just an escape where no higher thinking is required – this movie definitely satisfies that itch.

Also, Walter had some of the most adorable tiny knitted sweaters. I told A that I wanted to make him one of each. He was thrilled, obviously. Who wouldn’t want a Muppet’s wardrobe?

Knitting: This week I found myself working on the start of a new sweater (come back Wednesday for a peek), as well as my broken seed stitch socks. More updates on both projects later this week.

Misc: And I can’t help bragging a little, because what is a blog for if you can’t brag on yourself? On a work related note, I found out on Friday that my latest scientific manuscript (the first for my Ph.D. work) has been accepted into the American Journal of Physiology. It’s still really exciting for me to have my work published and I can’t wait to see the article in press. A year of work summed up in just a few pages…

Weekly catch-up

Inspired by these posts at Like Purls Off a String, I love the idea of having a weekly post dedicated to what’s going on in my life. A place where I can specifically chat about non-knitting related things. So here goes.

Reading: I just finished up Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I was underwhelmed by this book (see my GoodReads review). In a nutshell, I couldn’t forgive the flawed writing and the arrogant, unappealing protagonist. It seems like many of the fantasy books I’ve picked up lately feel like these type of leading men are enduring, but I find them completely off-putting and I just can’t connect to them emotionally. Superficially, however, the story was decent enough to lead me to finish the book. Don’t know if I’ll keep up with this series, though.

My next read is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I love all things that involve re-worked/re-imagined fairy tales, so I am looking forward to this book greatly.

Movies: This weekend we saw one movie I was looking forward and one A, my husband, was eager to see. For me, it was Veronica Mars, and boy was I glad to visit my old pals from Neptune High again. I thought the movie did a great job of getting right back into the world of Veronica Mars & Co. It definitely made me want to go back and watch all of the TV series again.

For A, the movie of choice was The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was fantastically Wes Anderson. I’m liking his movies more and more lately. Full of charm and hilarity, with just the right bit of the absurd. I truly wish my life looked like a Wes Anderson movie.

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TV: This week I couldn’t find anything on Netflix that held my interest, so I decided to just re-watch Luther now that the third season is available. Still as good as the first time around. I just love Idris Elba in this role. And the criminals… give me the creeps. Not a show to watch right before bed unless your want some funky dreams.

On the needle: I’m still working on my pink striped cardigan – about half way done with the body. Also on the needles are a pair of broken seed stitch socks… but more about those on Wednesday.

Inspiration: My knitting inspiration this week is entirely inspired by the thought of spring. This top is just begging me to make it. I’m just waiting for the temperature to warm just a bit more before starting up. Soon. Soon.