The Pick-Me-Up Dishcloth is almost done! I thought I would have enough yarn leftover from this to maybe squeeze out one more ballband cloth, but it looks like this towel is going to use up exactly the amount of yarn I have left. I wanted to do the corners striped like they are shown in this picture, but I don't have enough of each color of yarn to do this, so I am fudging it. I don't think it looks as great, but I think it is ok. So, the end result will be two ballband cloths and this one larger dishtowel. I think it is a nice gift. Now I just have to figure out a way to wrap it. I usually do a nice newspaper-and-scotch-tape-with sharpie-marker-label combo, but I think I'll have to think of something better this time. Also, the "nicer stuff" (aluminum foil) isn't going to cut it either. Maybe I will craft a special kind of gift wrap. I have a lot of artsy papers and stuff. I will keep you posted.
In other breaking news, Tarja Turunen released the video for her new single "Die Alive." I cannot wait for this album to come out. Tarja was the lead singer of Nightwish (one of my favorite bands) until a couple of years ago, and now she is releasing a solo album, My Winter Storm, which comes out on February 8th. I must have this album *the day* it comes out. I am wicked excited, because most of what I've heard from it just sounds like Nightwish, which is totally cool with me. I'm also really happy that she at least still has performing rights to all of the Nightwish songs she recorded. If she ever tours the states, I want to see her SO BAD. She is SO COOL, and I think this video is SO COOL. I put right up there, so you should watch it. I'm going to watch it again right now and tell you all of the cool things about it...ok so first of all, she's in this abandoned castle which is awesome. Then there are these big dogs that look nice, but one of them bites her. Then she finds this AWESOME goth-ey wizard cloak and puts it on and looks awesome in it (that's the best part). So, she puts on the cloak and then tries to leave the building but she can't, because there's rats! Eventually, the abandoned building gets destroyed (WITH BLUE FLAMES!!!). After that, it rains and there's a hurricane. SERIOUSLY, COOLEST VIDEO. It's right there, you should watch it! Tarja is SO COOL.
Last night I almost cast on the Summer Daze socks, the August Tofutsies sock club pattern with the corresponding yarn. I didn't quite get to it, though. I didn't really knit a lot yesterday. I don't really know why, but that means that I'm psyched to get home and knit today. I do know that I have been going ABSOLUTELY INSANE at work this week and last. I just feel filled with crazy
rage feelings and I can't focus. I am seriously looking forward to the weekend.