Monday, January 26, 2009

my grey period

First off - thanks for the book and reading ideas - I've marked down the authors some of you mentioned and will be looking them up shortly. I also had a chat with my niece about her ardent love of the Twilight series, and it seems I was a wee bit mistaken. She does love the stories (although she hasn't read all 4 yet...), but it seems her adoration is directed more at Robert Pattinson (who plays Edward Cullen in the movie), rather than the actual story. Yes, while I was hoping for a a family kindred spirit in my love of books over movies, it seems that I was wrong, and she is a typical 14 year old, in love with a gorgeous set of eyes. (And to be honest, if it wasn't so creepy for someone my age to lust after such a young'un, I would be too.) I have nothing against movies, mind you - love 'em to death - I just don't get to the theatre all that often - We finally rented Casino Royale Saturday night. (The clerk at Blockbuster asked if I wanted to reserve a copy of Quantum of Solace while there. I said no, since it would take us a good year or so to get around to watching it... She didn't get it...) But when my niece offered to go with me to see Twilight, I declined. As Lucky and I were discussing, I don't think I can stand the thought of sitting in a theatre with a bunch of love struck 14 year old drama queens. Even I have limits. (I will rent it when it comes out, however...)
And, love stories are also not my regular reading - I'm more the mystery / spy / thriller type of reader. But sometimes there are bandwagons to jump on...

Anyhoo, back to my grey period. This is my life lately.

Grey sock knitting: Grey (and black) sweater knitting:Grey sewing (a rather nice grey flannel wrap front jumper - I ditched the ties, and opted for a single large button to close - Got to love button stashes...): Is it any wonder I found myself making this?: Bright cotton swiffer cover. At first I made it for the instant gratification, and bright colours. But I have to say - it works really well! And so much better than buying those disposable covers...

I can see more of these in my future...

2 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Okay, that dress is of course excellent. And that Swiffer cover - what a hoot! I use old rags jammed in my Swiffer but this is much classier. Is that a Mason Dixon pattern or your own creation?

Sel and Poivre said...

I'm just coming out of a greyish blue phase myself. That Swiffer cover is brilliant!