What was the last movie you saw? Was it good? What made it good? What made it bad? What could have been better? Why did you choose this particular movie? Would you recommend it to a friend? To your mom? To your significant other? What summer movies are you looking forward to?
The last movie that I saw at a theatre was “Dan in Real Life” with Steve Carell. We’re big “Office” fans. The movie was formulaic — but not bad, as long as you just wanted to be entertained. The one thing that irked me was that the movie took place in a beach cottage in Rhode Island — keep in mind that there were something on the order of 15 characters to keep track of — and there wasn’t a square inch of wall space anywhere in this cottage. All that clutter was just too distracting for me.
It was definitely a movie that I would rather have watched when it came out in DVD. I may buy it just so I can watch it again.
The last movie that I rented and watched was “No Reservations” — also formulaic, glad I didn’t spend money to see it. At least 80% of it was sad, sad, sad — with little shots of happy thrown in. The characters, especially Catherine Zeta-Jones character, wasn’t fleshed out enough for me. Couldn’t figure out jfor the life of me just what her problem was.
Sissy says that her Grandson loves roll brim hats — for some reason, he won’t rip it off his head. This yarn is Marble by J C Brett in colorway MT18, I think. I love the way the striping is so muted. It knits up as a DK yarn. The pattern is from Knitting on the Net, designed by Peggy Pignato. Easy peasy, took about 3 hours. Now I hope it fits. It’s going in the mail tonight, Sissy!!!
Just ‘d this pattern. So easy, even I could follow it. It’s called Baby Flap Cap from Cabin Fever. I bought mine from my LYS but if yours doesn’t carry it, this is the place to buy it. It took me just about one night each to make these. One for GrandDolly and one for GrandDolly’s cousin. I used James G. Brett’s Marble yarn — very nice to work with and very soft for the money.
I talked to my sister earlier today. Her daughter had suggested awhile back that she bring a few items into her office so that it could be used as a reading nook, just someplace for her to put up her feet and relax. So this is the picture of the corner she is using as her reading room — glider rocker in a spot so she can gaze out the window, check. Telephone in case somebody calls, check. Candles, blanket, smut book, check — oh, and what’s that I see on the floor? A basket full of yarn — and she doesn’t knit!! But doesn’t it look comfy and cozy in there…… she tells me that image is everything….. She was bemoaning the fact that I knit and sew and she doesn’t — I reminded her that she got the decorating gene and I didn’t. She can put 2 or 3 things together and it looks fabulous — I can put the same 2 or 3 things together, and it looks like I put 2 or 3 things together. Maybe if I knit her more socks she will redecorate my house for me.
I actually made three pairs of itty bitty socks in this yarn — one for my grand nephew, one for my daughter’s nephew, and one for my daughter’s still unborn nephew. Just couldn’t see taking pics of three pairs of socks that look essentially the same. The yarn I used was Encore Colorspun Worsted in colorway #7518. I try other yarns, but always seem to come back to Plymouth Yarns. The worsted weight yarn is much easier on my hands. (Yeah, I know, wah wah wah about my hands.) The pattern is a little cute one that I found on line, North Country Cotton Baby Socks except that I used acrylic and wool instead of cotton, and I used circular needles instead of DP’s. Other than that, it’s identical!!