Hoorah! I have finally got some time to do some serious not-studying I have spent it so far learning how to enjoy myself again.
Friday night a friend came over, we ate nice food, drank good wine, ate Green and Blacks Ice Cream then went to see House of Flying Daggers. Very good, but somehow a little disappointing. I’ve seen a review on IMDB that said it was like a soap opera, and it is, but a high quality, beautifully shot one. Just a couple of things bug me from it though, and I’m probably being really anal/sad. I hate that the blizzard at the end doesn’t move their hair or make the fight harder. I hate that it is extremely obvious that it is painted on. It bugs me that the continuity at one point is a bit off – Mei suddenly has a spot on her chin that wasn’t there a second ago, and then disappears (although I did wonder whether I saw it properly and it wasn’t the owner of the brothel… Need to check that one out!). So well shot and composed, but disrupted by such little things that could have taken 2 mins to fix. Still, a must see! Then we went to a couple of bars, came back here and watched Peter Kay at MEN, which is always ace no matter how many times you see it
Saturday, friend was viewing a house in Holmfirth with her man, so I went along for the trip. And accidentally went to Up Country naturally Therefore the stash has increased a bit… I now have 4 balls of Rowan Kid Classic in a dark grey, 4 balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed in a light green-grey and 7 balls of Kid Classic in a gorgeous light purple that I got from Get Knitted on sale (it was cheaper than the 4 from Up Country, including postage!). They all have projects though, so that isn’t too bad. The Yorkshire tweed is for Bloom in Rowan 36, the purple for Fern from the same, and the dark grey for a shrug in Scarf Style.
I still have tons to knit up tho. I’m making the butterfly scarf from SNBN for a friend, in Rowan Cotton Chenille, and I hate knitting with it. It slips off the needle, has an uneven completely non-maintainable gauge, but it does feel nice. I just hope it looks half decent enough to give as a gift when it is done. I’ll have loads left over too, which is poo now, because I don’t want to knit with it really anymore! Oh well, maybe I’ll be inspired one day. It might work for Vintage Velvet in Scarf Style… If I can be arsed!
Also working on a fan and feather scarf in some Jo Sharp kid mohair stuff, which is on hold at the mo. And there are some socks on the go, but I’ve only done a few of the ribbing rows at the beginning of the first sock. I’m waiting for a ball of Debbie Bliss DK to finish off an earwarmer/headband thing – apparently the stockists are having problems with it and I can’t get it until they have their delivery
And I’ve got two jumpers on the go too! That Sirdar one is still going, but I’ve finished the back at least! Plus Tempting from Knitty is still going, but this time I’m about 5 inches in. I can see it taking ages, but with luck it will be worth it.
The real pain in the arse is that all the stuff I’m making is ribbing! The butterfly scarf is 1×1, Tempting 2×2, socks 2×2, Sirdar jumper, 2×2 for a few inches. And I am so fed up of it! At least the Jo Sharp scarf at least is different, but it isn’t high on my list to get done as it is my treat rather than something that needs doing. I am so not allowed to start anything else tho till I’ve got the butterfly scarf done and Tempting (I think). When I’ve done the scarf I want to finish off the Maya and make some fingerless gloves (a la Eternal Sunshine, but shorter), so that will be more ribbing, but v quick at least! By the time I get on to the stuff from Rowan 36 it will be summer, and I won’t need any of my stuff anymore. Hmmph! Well, hopefully not