We're back! We just arrived home to begin our new adventure in Denver. The trip to New York was just what the doctor ordered--I got done about half of what I wanted to, but isn't that always the way with trips to visit family. My darling son refrained from a repeat of the "psycho-rage" we encountered on the trip to New York--our return trip was fairly uneventful. Until we went to dinner and I had to leave the restaurant before we got our drinks, because he completely lost his 2.5 year old mind and started screaming at the top of his lungs. My darling husband of 7 years(anniversary was Tuesday) took young rage after he finished eating, so that I could eat my dinner and finish my Long Island Iced Tea---mmmmmm! So now all is right with the world and I will exact my revenge when I take him up for his bath and wash his hair(he REALLY hates it);)
On the knitting front--I hope to have a collection of WIP pics tomorrow :) I have a knitting question for all of you(it came up during my vacation attempts at knitting instruction): When did you feel like you really mastered something with knitting? For example, I am finally able to identify and fix most mistakes in my work and others--that skill is really put to the test when you teach someone--I felt like that was a HUGE jump in my skill set. I think that being able to design something would be another HUGE jump(it's on my goals list). I'd be interested in hearing other opinions.
Today's "Stitching Blogger's Question" is:
What do you do when you have some sort of obligation stitching to do,
but don't want to do it?
I usually institute a rotation with that being the focus piece for the weekdays then I allow myself to switch gears on weekends(I apply the same plan to my knitting)
Booking Through Thursday:
Most stories are about people. Some authors are better with descriptions of places or things or weaving a tale than they are with character development. Some authors make the characters really come alive, seem like flesh and blood individuals with wills of their own, not merely the creation of someone's imagination.
What author that you remember having read does the best character development? Maybe Laurell Hamilton and of course JK Rowling.
What book/series do you think is that author's shining work with regards to character development?
Harry Potter, of course. And LKH's Anita Blake series.
What was (were) your favorite character(s) in that book or series?
In JKR's stuff I actually like minor characters more--Snape, Lupin, and Black. In LKH's stuff my favorite is Richard Zeeman and Asher.
Do you ever find yourself really liking a character in a book that you're certain you would never be friends with in real life?
Yeah, most of the characters in Sherilyn Kenyon's books
Do you ever re-read a book to visit a character because you miss him/her? Are you kidding!?!?!?! All the time!
Happy knitting, reading, and stitching,