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Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Golden Compass

First, I am an atheist, so I am inclined to support the movie. Second, I am a knitter and that movie has fantastic knitting. Third, the anti-god theme doesn't really come through in the movie at all. I haven't read the book, but I will be soon. From what I understand, the books are more blatant in their philosophies. I can't wait to see who will figure out some of the patterns. I have some schemes cooking up myself.

So, whether you watch the movie for the fantasy element,or to support children thinking for themselves, or because it's just plain good knitting, then good on you.

If you are one who boycotts the movie, I am not interested in a debate and I hope you will check the book out from the library so you can be informed on what you protest. There is nothing more ignorant than blind obedience to a cause you haven't experienced first hand. I saw Passion of the Christ (can't say I was shocked that old Mel turned out to be an anti-Semite) only because a friend worked at the theater and I got in free. I wouldn't have paid for it, but I needed to see it in order to know whether I thought the movie was fair or not. All I have to say is that if the bible had as many zombies as that movie did, I'd have paid more attention in school.

And as for the knitting, I am making the Tudora from the new issue of Knitty. It's turning out wonderfully.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Taj Mahal Tea

My new best friend is Taj Mahal tea with sugar cubes, half and half, and cardamom. Cecilia went to a slumber party at a friend's house (they are from India) and her mom gave me some. It is fabulous stuff. I bought it at the Indian Grocery Store.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I haven't done much knitting lately because I have had too much school work to do. I think, nay, I am pretty sure I had a knitting nightmare last night. I don't remember what it was about, merely that I was totally bewildered with having had one.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

tea swap

I have had the best time making and finding stuff for my knitter's tea swap thing. I really hope my person enjoys her stuff. She lives in a far more cosmopolitan area than I do, so here's hoping I find something she thinks is neat.I shall take pictures of my stuff so's I can post it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

So, my baby brother is turning 18 and I must knit him a hat. I have no time for that and his head is like a bucket, only bigger and really high off of the ground. I hate to give him an I.O.U. but for now, my plate is freaking full. It's not even cold out, so perhaps I can be forgiven.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I now have several hat orders that various friends and family have placed with me (none for the Leia hat, but that was just for Elise anyway). I have to finish the sleeves on Jeremiah's sweater, they are *almost* done. I have to rip out 6 inches of the front because the pattern was a little hard for me to figure out.

Then...the back of the sweater.

I think I am going to make a Katamari hat, perhaps a few of them. I always say that but I've never made the same pattern twice. I am fairly new to knitting so there is so much I haven't tried yet, so why do something I've already done?

It seems that Safari hates this site and decides to show me its distaste by refusing to show me the buttons required to do all the stuff one does here. I have a spell check (didn't need that in the first place) and the image window and that's it for choices. I shall try this again in firefox, but it's hard to remember which sites hate which browsers.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Here's my sister posing for a dorky photo. I'll post a better one once she gets a chance to figure out her new camera. She loved the hat! I knew it was a gamble. Thanks to all who assisted including bleuarts for the pattern and Lime, (?) of Lime and Violet fame, for the translation.