Monday, October 12, 2009

The LOOONG weekend is over!

I've not gotten much knitting done this weekend, and I really don't know why! I haven't really done anything else either, just slouched around. Anna had a last minute change of plans, so we didn't get to hang out this Friday (which wasn't her fault, and we're going to do it some other time this week), and I just couldn't seem to get anything done the whole weekend. I don't know if I told you, but I quit my anti-depressants two weeks ago. And I'm not sure if that's the cause, but I've been feeling a bit down these past few days. It could also have to do witht he fact that Thomas is out of town for two weeks (well, only one week left now), and I really don't like to be alone that much.

At least I went shopping, although mostly for groceries, yesterday. I managed to pick up a yarn storage bag as well, at IKEA. It's clear plastic with a zipper on top, and it can hold all of my yarn and more! Yes, this gives me another excuse to shop for some more... :) But, seriously, I weighed the bag with my yarn in it, and I actually own 7 kg of yarn! That's a lot in my book! I'm actually going on a yarn diet until at least new year! I have to knit up some of what I have at home until then, and I only have two exceptions as to what I'm allowed to buy: The first is if I can get my hands on some more Kunstgarn (which I actually already know I will, Annas friend has bought some for me in Stockholm!). The second is if I can find a white contrast yarn to go with my 10 skeins of KnitPicks Main Line yarn. I looked at KnitPicks' website, and I kind of think that they are discontinuing this brand. Which is typical, seeing as I've just made an american connection who will order the yarn for me and ship it here (as KnitPicks doesn't ship overseas)! But maybe I can convince Thomas that I need to buy something else from them, to console myself...

I've been doing some comics reading over the weekend, and I just have to recommend a new (to me) comics: Preacher! It's so incredibly dark and yummy, and I really love the main character, Jesse Custer (note the initials...). If you like Marvel comics like Sandman (which is my all-time favourite comic), you'll definitely love this one! I'm also currently reading the Dark Tower comics and The Stand comics, based on the Stephen King books, and The Walking Dead, which is of course a zombie comic. I can't believe that a few years ago I only read Donald Duck comics (which I still do, I love Carl Barks' and Don Rosa's Donald and Scrooge series)! My eyes have really been opened up to a whole new world since I started reading Gaiman's Sandman. Neil Gaiman is my writer God, by the way. I've even had a dream once where I met him in a bar, and he told me that if I wanted to be a writer I should just quit my job and get on with it! Talk about a muse! I've been writing fiction since I was about 12 year old, mostly crap, but it's been a dream of mine ever since I learned to read, to become a writer. Ever since I started the University, I haven't had any time to actually do some fictional writing, but I have a few ideas that I would like to try out. Maybe if I become unemployed after March?

Now my lunch break is almost over, so I better get back to work!

/ Jenny


kate said...

I'm sorry you're feeling down... That's never fun, huh? Whenever I'm not feeling well I force myself to just knit a little. Something about knitting is soothing- it takes my mind off the immediacy if life. Take care and I hope you feel better soon!

Anna said...

Hi there! The Kunstgarn yarn has arrived (or, I mean, I brought it home with me from Stockholm;))and I will bring it tomorrow! It is Oh So Beautiful! My Chevron scarf is growing, slowly but steadily and I like it very much!Kunstgarn is the shit! Looking forward to tomorrow!

Nalamienea said...

Oh my god I LOVE Preacher and became obsessed with it with a friend introduced me to the series about oh... I dunno... 10 or 12 years ago. At the time they weren't all out yet I don't think and after I lost touch with that friend I lost touch with the series and have had problems finding it again. Every so often in a book store I look through the comic section to see if I see. It's strange for me because comics don't normally draw me to them.

End of October is *totally* fine, in fact it works perfect for me. I'm getting the rest of my Christmas knitting list together and will know what I need by then. :) When you email me, just email the links to the particular page that the yarn you want is on so I don't get confused. hehe

And don't feel guilty about a weekend of doing nothing - I even had homework to do and I still managed to avoid it like the plague. LOL