Knitting and pets.

Google+ KAL

I was thinking about my blog and about how rarely I update it. I’ve decided I’m going to try to update it every Saturday. Today is the first Saturday of this resolution so here’s my post.

Google has started it’s own social networking site now, Google+. It’s a bit like Facebook but I find it a little easier to use and has a bit of a better layout. I still have my Facebook since not a lot of people use Google+ yet but I like both. One of the reasons I like Google+ right now is that I have over 100 knitters on my friends list so I have lots of people to talk to about knitting. With the knitting community that has started there is already a knit along happening. There are 107 people that are involved in the knit along, at least last time I checked! We are knitting the Bashful Butterflies shawlette and it’s really interesting to see how everyone is doing it. Everyone has a different yarn weight, colour, fiber content, needle size, and speed of knitting.  I’m loving seeing all the pictures appear on my stream every day. Along with the KAL someone started a “knitting meme” of 5 questions to answer about your knitting and then a picture of your favourite finished object that you have knit. I’ve seen many people repost that and one thing I have really noticed is how many people hate weaving in ends and sewing seams. I’m really very intrigued by all the different people I have a direct link to now.

In other knitting news, I’ve been listening to a couple different podcasts. I’ve caught up on Stash and Burn and Knit Purl Gurl and right now I’m catching up on Sticks and String. I like Stash and Burn because of the various yarns and patterns they talk about as well as the ideas I’ve heard for knitting down the stash. I have a huge stash and I don’t know what to do with a lot of it. Honestly my favourite part of Knit Purl Gurl is the theme song. I adore it and everytime I hear it I feel like I have a stupid grin! I love to listen to some of the things she talks about, such as being a younger knitter. I’m younger still and I get looks and questions all the time. One thing that I think is pretty cool is that I have her in my Google+ friends. I like Sticks and String (which I have A LOT of listening to do still since I’m only on show 32 right now) is funny, thoughtful, and informative. Of course, not being Australian some of the information doesn’t mean much to me since I won’t be around for the knitting groups and such that he talks about but it’s still interesting to listen to things that happen in a totally different part of the world. I also love his cats! A couple times I’ve been listening on the bus or while walking and heard the meowing and started to look around for the cat only to realize it was the podcast I was listening to, not a cat here! There are a couple others I would like to listen to as well, but I think I need to catch up on the ones I’ve already started first.

In random, non knitting news I’m eagerly waiting the arrival of my own copy of The Sims 3. Prior I was borrowing a copy to see if I would enjoy playing it as much as The Sims 2, turns out I do really enjoy it so I have started purchasing the game for myself. I have purchased a copy that is base game and Ambitions all in one, and Generations. Generations arrived the day after I ordered it but the base game and Ambitions have not arrived yet. I ordered both 2 weeks ago, Generations came the next day but the other one is taking forever! I’ve been out checking the mail every day to see if it’s there yet and every day I feel so disappointed when I cocme back to the house empty handed. I have one more week for the date they gave for delivery (it said Aug. 9-26 when my BF checked which seems ridiculous to me!) so I’ll keep checking every day for it to show up.

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Comments on: "Google+ KAL" (1)

  1. This is a cool post! Glad you are enjoying the KAL and the meme (sheepishly raising my hand to admit I’m responsible for both).

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