Tuesday, July 03, 2007

SoS Progress + 2 movies

Finished my Horcrux socks on Sunday. They only had part of a toe left to complete when the Mystery Stole 3 clue came out. They were a quick, easy knit. Now they are waiting in the sock drawer for cooler weather.

I am not really crazy about the way variegated yarn knits up but still find it hard to resist in the skein. This Posh Yarn from The Loopy Ewe was sitting in my stash, waiting to become a pair of comfy, 30% cashmere socks. Nona recently designed socks that are knit flat & then Kitchenered. This results in vertical, instead of horizontal, stripes. I am half way through my first sock. The pattern for the Sidewinder socks is free on her blog.

Two movies so far this week -
I thought The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou was stupid and boring. Even though it tried, it wasn't funny enough, quirky enough, cute enough, charming enough or touching enough. Too bad when it had a cast that included Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum.

On the other hand, Hugo Pool, directed by Robert Downey Sr. in 1996 was genuinely quirky, charming and touching. Alyssa Milano, Malcolm MacDowell, Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn and more - plus Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) as the love interest, confined to a wheelchair with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

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Blogger Joan said...

You're going to graft the whole sock up the side?! Good gawd! LOL.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Your Horcrux socks look absolutely awesome - the pattern is very high up on my "Have to Knit" list too! Great job!

1:50 AM  
Blogger Maggi said...

Thanks for the movie tip! I'll delete Zissou from the queue. Got Malabrigo for the MS3 after I saw yours, but I have yet to begin ~ determined to get into it this weekend!

7:50 AM  
Blogger lemmie said...

pretty socks! i was thinking the same thing that joan posted here - are you really grafting that sock up the side? you r the knitter extraordinaire :)

thanks for the nyt article about young librarians! i really enjoyed it. now, if we could only get the old librarians out we could take over :)

6:51 AM  

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