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heather11483 ([personal profile] heathershaped) wrote2011-06-23 08:59 am

mo' potter, mo' problems

*chokes on thick layer of dust*

So ...AWOL again, I'm sorry. Been having some trouble keeping up with my f-list and I don't want to think about cutting it at this time so I've just been...not keeping up, WHICH IS BAD AND I FEEL BAD. I miss you guys.

Also hi! There is nothing particularly exciting going on with me, to the point I don't know what to post, really. let's see:

- Wrapping up a summer course for which I have a paper due next Thursday

- Learning how to knit -- I am pretty comfortable with at least three stitches if you count casting on, but I'm having trouble keeping them uniform and not-too-tight which makes me curse and unravel things in frustration, so if any of you guys knit, I would love some tips or links! I'm kind of excited about it, lol. I want to make things.

- Watching all the things, as per usual, which at the moment consists of Luther, Game of Thrones (through last Sunday at least), So You Think You Can Dance, and yet another rewatch of The Wire. Have also seen X-Men: First Class, Thor, and Bridesmaids.

- On the subject of Doctor Who, I don't understand the question and I won't respond to it.

- Slowly working through a massive summer reading list.

- I slept through the Pottermore announcement but I find I don't really care. I bet in October when it actually opens, I'll care.

- I see a bunch of y'all have joined Tumblr, so allow me to link to mine again. I generally post about pretty ladies, occasional dudes, whatever I'm watching, and a fair amount of media and social justice quotes, links, and dubiously-coherent rambles.
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[personal profile] copracat 2011-06-23 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Knitting: join Ravelry.com. It has heaps of forums.

Here's two useful links I found just searching the site for 'tight knitting':

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/techniques/1258233
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitfreedom/1327789 (links to videos, don't know if they are helpful but here's the youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0rO5zOveY)

You won't be able to see the Ravelry discussions unless you join but it's free and there's lots of people you'll know from fandom there.

You could also ask at [community profile] knitting

Good luck. Tension is a perpetual issue but it's okay once you work out what you're doing, then you just adjust externals (like needle size) to get it right.

I need a knitting icon.
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2011-06-23 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, hello! &hearts :D

I've apparently missed all news of Pottermore, but I am feeling very meh re: HP these days. I see that changing just enough to watch the last movie, but not much more. *g*
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[personal profile] woldy 2011-06-24 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Yay knitting! I mostly knit in the winter, but you can do a lot with those 3 stitches - I've made a gazillion ribbed hats and headbands for friends and family. Noro yarns are especially good for making gorgeous things with simple stitch patterns :-)