Knitting and a Movie
Saturday, February 21, 2004
      ( 7:51 PM ) Rebecca  
The Demon Tailor
This month's Hong Kong movie recommendation is Yong zhe wu ju, known to your local video store as Dreadnaught. Yuen Wo Ping, who did fight choreography for The Matrix, was the director. Now, assuming you are not a Hong Kong movie fan like I am, you still should watch this movie. It's no Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but it has some of the most amazing martial arts fight scenes that you are ever going to see. There are some incredible scenes involving a two-person dragon costume, but the real reason any knitters need to see the movie is to see the fight scene with The Demon Tailor. You will never look at textiles the same way again. The only way it could be any better is if the fight scene was with a knitter... anyone want to help me choreograph one? :)

I've been too busy to post because the kids were on vacation this week, and, oh yeah, I've been working on Donegal:

By the way, the KBTH Aran Virtual Conference started today, go check it out! #


Saturday, February 07, 2004
      ( 7:12 PM ) Rebecca  
More Confessions...
I have a strange affinity for campy TV shows. I blame it on my stint in Boston without cable where all I got was PBS and something like channel 38 or something... one of those stations that played shows like Renegade and The Highlander TV show. Anyway, there is a special place in my heart for those really cheesy television shows.
The radio station gave my husband the first 2 seasons of the TV show Angel on DVD. I had never really gotten into Buffy, even though I am a shameless vampire buff, probably because I never have time to follow any of these TV series. So I had never watched Angel either (it being a spinoff from Buffy). The promotions guy from the station said "Oh, this is a great show" so the other day I decided a night of bad TV and knitting was at hand.
Watching Angel is like eating Doritos or Hostess cupcakes... you recognize that it isn't quality but there is something fun about it nonetheless. So now I have a new guilty pleasure....I've already watched the first 8 episodes.
Made some more progress on my's Donegal from Celtic Collection, with my own interpretation of the colourway in J&S yarns.


Wednesday, February 04, 2004
      ( 6:32 PM ) Rebecca  
Driving and Knitting
So Friday I got some yarn to complete the necessary requirements for a project I had stashed... so I obviously had to drop everything and play with it....any guesses what it is?

I brought it in my car to knit on my lunch break Monday, and it was one of those days where there is a mysterious traffic jam caused by absolutely nothing. Clear day, no snow, very bizarre. The commute that usually takes 45 minutes took instead one hour and 45 minutes. One and a half of those hours was in stop-and-go (mostly stopped traffic). So at some point I thought, I'm just sitting here and this knitting is right next to me, I should just knit while I am stopped. There I am, sitting on the highway listening to Bush on the radio (Gavin Rossdale, not George W) and knitting. Very funny picture.
Last night we watched Lost in Translation and so now Sofia Coppola is my new favourite person. She played a My Bloody Valentine song in one of the scenes, how cool is that? (They sound scary but they are early 1990's ethereal alternative rock). It was a cute movie, nice story, and there was knitting (well only in one scene near the beginning). #



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