Saturday, September 6, 2008

Movies and Socks

I am going to try to extricate myself, now that the conventions are over, from election news and post about something else.

We'll start with movies. At some point we went to see Vicky Christina Barcelona, Woody Allen's latest. It was fantastic, possibly his best movie ever. After a rather dry spell (creatively) it seems as though he has found new energy in Europe and in his new muse, Scarlett Johansson. (Match Point was good too, but not this good.) He's obviously been paying attention to what Pedro Almodovar has done as well. The energy between Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and newcomer Rebecca Hall (at least I had never heard of her before) was great.

Last night we went to see Transsiberian which was unbelievably intense. Very well done with a fabulous ending. I will say no more as it is in theaters and you should go.

In the sock world, I am almost done with the Triple Berries (although I haven't worked on them all week):
And Girl-child's Back to School socks are coming along nicely (with matching cuffs):
I also wound AND swatched some Cascade 220 that maybe will become a cardigan some day and I wound a hank of hand painted Misti Alpaca fingering weight for a scarf - or something that isn't socks.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hey, that NYT article was two Sundays ago at
Excerpts From the Spanish Diary"