Thursday, August 18, 2005
Mr. Craftylilly and I decided to go back to Netflix as our Blockbuster membership went up 5 dollars a month. Highway robbery for only one movie out at a time, I say. We go two good movies to watch this weekend from Netflix, and another interesting and highly recommended one from the cheap bin at Target. First up, Sin City. Ooooo, been looking forward to seeing this for a long time. I've also got another foreign film, Maria, Full of Grace. Mr. Craftylilly doesn't know about that yet. He tends to grouse when they look too drama filled. He's more of an action or comedy guy. Of course he always ends up watching them with me, and if they are good (like Children of Heaven) he enjoys them. I also got Boondock Saints for $8 at Target. Since it's come highly recommended from some fellow knitbloggers, I thought we'd give it a whirl. It'll be penance for putting Maria, Full of Grace in our Netflix queue if it ends up being too boring for the hubby. As you can probably tell, not much to say on the knitting front. For some reason, I haven't cast on a new project yet. I've been feverishly trying to finish up Charlotte. I'm about 2 rows an a picot bind-off away from completion. Of course then there's the weaving in of ends and blocking. I hope to have some pics up this weekend. I've got the yarn ready to go for my friend's gift. As she doesn't knit she won't recognize the project (it's the Tivoli). I think I'm going to wait until Grumperina posts the combined pattern at the end of the month before starting it. I've got the yarn and pattern ready for Hopeful, and the yarn and pattern ready for the Glampyre's Camisole Tube. I hope to start one or both of those soon. I think the real time suck has been the spinning. I've been spinning... a lot. It's just so relaxing! I'm almost finished spinning up the 4 oz of pink/yellow I started with. Now it's slubby and a bit thick/thin, but I think I'm getting the hang of the whole thing. I'm trying to decide if I want to ply it or leave it as a single. Hey all you spinner out there, did you ply your first spinning attempt?