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Archive for 2007/01


Motion Sickness Movie Reviews: Pan’s Labyrinth & The Queen & Casino Royale

Not only did I knit this weekend, I also saw two movies! Pan’s Labyrinth is a perfectly set, perfectly told, classic European fairytale.  While it was low on the motion-induced nausea scale (only a few driving scenes at the beginnig), it is high on gore.  Lots of gore.  Not slasher movie gore, just honest depiction [...]

Squaring the Circle

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 1079 * This is fabric for some plain valances.  It bothers me that the print pattern isn’t square.  I worry that it’ll make my simple valances look sloppy.   

Can Lauren knit a pair of socks in one month?

If you count the pedicure socks, I’ve knit two! * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 1071 * Jaywalkers, begun on December 24th, around 10 a.m.  Completed January 22nd, around 10 p.m.  Yarn is one skein (with a nice chunk left over) of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in African Grey.  The purples are much brighter [...]

Happy Birthday, Happy Baby

Saturday, I threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law Maggie. I’ve been baking and cooking for weeks, as well as making party favors and gifts. It was also my mother-in-law’s birthday, so smart me decided to knit her a gift on top of everything else! * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 1055 * For [...]

In with the new!

Happy 2007! I can say that ’cause it’s still January. * WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 1023 * I made a few things for Christmas, the only “new” projects being some sporty fingerless gloves in Philly Flyers colors (above) and a cute apron trimmed in lace. I also made a Noro Silk Garden beanie, [...]