Love Explosion

So I actually do have work this weekend (I’m working for my mom’s company and for my mother in law’s company! Talk about nepotism…), but what I really want to be doing is reading “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer.

Yes, that means I finished “Twilight” today. Here’s my summary of the book:

Edward: I love you.
Bella: I love you.

I like to call it porn for women. I really thought I would read this book and then donate the copy to the library since I don’t have that much storage space, but now I’m not so sure. What if I have a very bad craving for romance? I just have a need where I cannot go on without reading how much Bella wants to be wherever Edward is, and so on?

It reminds me of that really lame book series for sale almost everywhere as an “impulse” purchase: “Porn for Women” (oops, I didn’t mean to use their term!) by the Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative and Susan Anderson. This book/calendar series shows photos of men vacuuming, doing the dishes, etc. It doesn’t do much for me, but I do enjoy reading the hyper-romantic Edward Cullen escapades and just may have to refer back to it from time to time 😉

(Blast from the past – I used to have an admirer named Edward C. as well. And now that I think about it, I had one of those attraction things where you never do get together but each of you is interested with an M. Edward C. also! Talk about kismet. I guess that’s why I love Edward Cullen so much! Okay, maybe because he’s supposed to be perfect, and also romantic to a fault as well.) (How weird – my nickname is/used to be Beth as well – sounds a lot like Bella, doesn’t it? I’m scaring myself here!)

However, the fact that I read *a* book does not mean I haven’t been knitting! I have actually completed a few items this week. I’ve been into hats lately, so I started the Super Bobble hat from The Point yarn store. I took out one skein of Crystal Palace Labrador and was really worried that I wouldn’t have enough. Lo and behold, not only do I have enough, but I have more left over so I made a cowl which I still need to add buttons to. The hat fits, but just barely. If I knew anyone with a baby girl, I’d felt it down for her, but I don’t.

hat and cowl

I also recently completed a Clapotis by Machine. It was fun to try out a “fancy” pattern on my knitting machine, but it is a pain because you move over from left to right and then ultimately have to pick up and move all the stitches over so you have more room to complete the bias knit. I had to move them all over 3 times, and it was time consuming. So my Clapotis by Machine is long enough for me, but very narrow. I still used up 2 balls of yarn on it, though!


I can’t wait until I can pick up that book! Yes, I said it, I’m reading!


5 Responses to “Love Explosion”

  1. January 17, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Yes!! Welcome to the Twilight universe. 😀

  2. January 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Is it reading when you’re just looking at the pictures? 😉

    Wait, porn for women doesn’t work like that? Lol.

    The machine clapotis is cute! Faster too, I’ll bet.

  3. January 19, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Wait! Your summary is missing sparkles. 😉

  4. January 19, 2009 at 2:31 am

    OMG, a Clap by machine. That is just too awesome.

    YIPPIE, another person brought to the Twilight side. I really did not expect to fall in lust with the whole series. I figured it was a stupid teen vamp book and I am super picky on my vamp anything. I have read all of them twice and am working to hard to not pick them back up and read them again. My distraction is reading the books that Bella was looking at to keep her mind off of Edward while he was “hiking” the week she went to La Push. I know, I am pathetic. 😀

  5. February 1, 2009 at 1:06 am

    wow, a clap by machine. so jealous!

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