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True Blood, True Love

I know, I know…I have been a bad blogger this past week. All I can say is that “life stuff” tends to get in the way, sometimes. I have been knitting like a mad woman, behind the scenes. I am also working on designs too. Most of those I don’t discuss, in depth, on the blog. At least for now. I haven’t finished any knitting projects in a while. Shame, shame.

I did begin a new project. Yeah, like I really needed a new project to work on. I could not resist this one. I joined the True Blood Season 4 Knit-Along on Ravelry. The chosen project for the knit-along is Vlad, a lace shawl/scarf. It’s a free download over on Ravelry. The shawl is sooooo pretty.

I chose to use my one skein of Knit Picks Gloss Lace in “fiesta” for my shawl. So far, I am loving the feel of the yarn and the color. I love red! I cast on the shawl about an hour before the premiere of Season 4. There was no way I was knitting on the shawl during the show. I also worked on the shawl another hour after the show ended. I have completed the set-up chart and two body repeats of the shawl. So far, the shawl is not overly hard to knit, but takes severe concentration. Using stitch markers to map out the repeats is a bit ridiculous. The repeats cause the “markers” to be moved around a bit. Okay, it’s a pain in the ass. The pattern calls for 7 body repeats. I may try to swing 8 repeats, depending on how much yarn is used up. I only have 440 yards to work with. We will see.

I am so thrilled that True Blood is back for another season. It just isn’t summer around here, without my favorite show to watch. It gives me something to watch and look forward to every Sunday. The premiere did not disappoint, but some of the storylines…not sure yet. I am trying to reserve judgement. If you don’t want to know what happened, last night, don’t read any further.


Just a few of my jumbled thoughts on the premiere…here goes:

WTF is up with the time lapse. Over a year passed in Bon Temps, by the time Sookie came back to town? It took me a bit to get over that. Things can change a lot in year. Jason also sold her house (Gran’s house). Not cool. We don’t find out the buyer of Sookie’s home, until the end. I was pleasantly surprised. Eric purchased her house. I am trying to come up with ways, in my head, that Eric could use the house against her, or hold it over her head. Hmmm…Bill is now the King of Lousiana. I did not see that one coming. I don’t like this at all. This means that Bill is “above” Eric in the vampire hierarchy…and will most likely cause trouble for Eric and Sookie. I can see Bill being Mr Petty Jealous. Hoyt and Jessica…Uh oh, trouble in couple-ville. I loved their argument. I totally grossed out at Hoyt eating the raw eggs. EWWWW! I love Pam and her “Paminess.” She cracks me up. Love her. Ummm…Tara. What is she doing? I get that she is a little crazy and trying to distance herself from her life in Bon Temps. Who can blame her? She is going by another name, lying about where she is from, and lastly…kissing on women. Eventually, she will have to go home. I can’t wait to see what happens with that. Lafayette. I love him. I hated his new hair…the mohawk was just not working for me. Jesus has become a nag over the Lafayette joining “the coven.” I smell trouble, of course. Marnie is EFFING creepy. Arlene is just a kooky as ever. I love Terry, though. He makes me smile. I died laughing with the “evil Renee baby” ripping off all the barbie heads. Arlene is convinced the baby is not right. Terry just said that he is being a typical boy. Please, don’t make the baby evil. This will just fuel Arlene’s craziness. What else? Oh, the whole Fairy-land thing. I am not sure what the show is doing with this whole story. It was bizarre, weird. Are they setting up a Fairy war, or something? Claudine lured Sookie over to that realm. What does that say about her and the whole fairy godmother thing? Claude is the one who helped her back to Bon Temps. Interesting…? Jason and the whole Hot Shot story line…is kind of predictable, if you have read the books. I saw the freezer and knew that he would be locked in there, some how. Jason is all Mr. Responsible now, a sheriff. I don’t know what to make of that just yet. OMG, the ending…Eric shows up in Sookie’s home and told her that he owns the house and I practically shivered when he told her that she is HIS, with fang. ~sigh~ A cliffhanger, for sure.

Episode 2 is already available to watch. I refuse. I am waiting for next week to watch episode 2. I’ll be good. I am still mulling over last night’s episode. So much going on.

Alright, I am off to begin my morning chores. Then some knitting, design work, etc. Have a fabulous Monday, everyone.

Categories: general, knitting, true blood, WIPs
  1. June 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I feel you on not talking about designs on the blog. That can make it difficult to keep blogging regularly.

  2. June 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Ooh! I love the red color, and I know what you mean about the stitch markers. I tried that myself, and the pattern threw them off quickly. The only one that will stay in the same place is the center marker (though it’s a bit tricky because of the double YO’s. :-/) True Blood sounds like a blast – definitely something I could get hooked on. LOL!

    Hugs and happy night! ❤ ❤ ❤

    • June 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

      I just gave up entirely on the whole stitch marker idea. I try to keep track of repeats in my head, while knitting…Dangerous, I know.

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