actual knitting content

So…actual knitting content!!!

here’s what I turned 8 skeins of the discontinued Debbie Bliss Stella (which was on sale at a store in Eugene) into:

Red Summer SweaterRed Summer Sweater 2Red Summer Sweater 3Slouchy Lace BeretSlouchy Lace Beret The sweater is the “#6 Cropped Hoodie” from the spring/summer issuer of Knit 1. I decided not to put a hood on it, and also to put buttons on it instead of a zipper. I don’t have buttons, I’ll get them out of my family’s buttone box when I go home for the weekend in two weeks, so for now I’ m using safety pins.

The hat was out of a desire for a slouchy beret. It’s my own pattern, not too hard, I’ll post it later.

Both of these were fun! The sweater was done in 10 days, the beret done in one viewing of “Mean Girls” (and side note…just because a limit is aproaching zero doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!!! Seriously, if you’re going to have complicated math in a movie, try and make it, I don’t know, ACURATE), one viewing of the BBC “Northanger Abbey”, one episode of “Tough Live” (reality show on VH1) and one episode of “Sex and the City”. Which makes it about a four and a half hour project…not bad!!!

I really like this yarn, and it’s too bad it’s discontinued….although I like it when I can get a lot out of less than $50 of yarn!!!

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Actors that make a movie worth seeing

(in no particular order)

1. Colin Firth

2. Johnny Depp

3. Heath Ledger

4. Anne Hathaway

5. Julie Andrews

6. Keira Knightly

7. Hugh Grant

8. Chris Pine

9. Julia Stiles

10. Catherine Zeta-Jones

11. Julia Roberts

12. Kate Winslet

13. Cameron Diaz

14. Jude Law

15. Jack Black

This is by no means a complete list, just the first 15 I thought of. And completely biased, of course.

Have watched “Bridget Jones Diary”, “What a Girl Wants”, “Love Actually”, and I’m either going to watch “Love Actually” again or watch “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

Which all have something in common……………..

_____ _____ Movie Marathon

Shows I have seen & loved

In the span of about a month, I saw four really fabulous shows.

Hello Dolly – I went home to see my high school do this (they do my favorite show THE YEAR AFTER I GRADUATE!!!!!!) and although it wasn’t really professional or anything, I LOVED seeing a bunch of people put on a show I know & love (I really wanted to sing along to most of the songs). And it was my favorite show I have EVER SEEN AT THAT SCHOOL (and I’ve seen shows there since I was in 3rd grade).

As You Like It – performed by the University Theatre at my school. They redid it so that it took place in Vegas and a resort-ish place outside of Vegas, but As You Like It (sort of a combonation of Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) is probably my new favorite Shakespeare play.

Wicked – this has been in Portland for the past month, and I saw it over spring break. It might be MY FAVORITE MUSICAL. Although not entirely true to L. Frank Baum’s Oz books (for instance, my sources tell met there is a book about the tin woodman that tells a different story about him than Wicked does) it is really freaking AWESOME. Elphaba is just a misunderstood animal rights activist. Gotta love that. I really just wanted to turn around and watch it again afterwards.

Fame – Over spring break I also saw Fame at Vashon High School (we went to Vashon Island – in Puget Sound just north of Tacoma). They did a really good production – better than my high school’s production of Hello Dolly, actually. My only complaint is that their orchetra needs to learn about DYNAMICS. You can’t just blast through the whole show (my HS band director would have called it a blast fest). However, the leads were really good. Seriously can’t wait to see this show again sometime.

So, favorite musicals/plays?

Break

Hey, I know I haven’t posted in awhile. Truth is, I had a really bad/lousy/suckish/crappy winter quarter, and too much knitting had something to do with it. I’m trying to create better habits for spring quarter, and it may or may not be a while before I blog in the process. I’m not sure yet. So I’m not dead, just working on my GPA. And quite possibly a sweater also. Blazin’ Sticks is going to be here and there if any while I figure out if I can do this (this being college). I think I can.

Wish me luck?