Sunday, January 26, 2014

NYC or Nebraska?

A friend recently told me that she had a goal for 2013 to see 50 movies. She saw 42. I thought that was a great idea so I've set a goal of 30 for myself this year. While most of what I've found on Amazon Prime so far has been sappy, predictable and/or uninspiring (Flight, 33 Postcards, The Burning Plain) I did manage to see Nebraska in a theater yesterday.  I liked it a lot.  It managed to be funny and poignant at the same time.  I thought I would identify with the wife but ended up sympathizing with the son much more.

My original plan for yesterday was to go to New York City to see the Chagall and Spiegelman exhibits at the Jewish Museum but alas. I went to Nebraska instead. I have no regrets.

I've also been knitting, of course.  It's too cold to do anything but knit and watch movies.

Basic mitten pattern by Mary Lou Egan done in Rowan Cocoon.  I had a skein left after making Mary Lou's Esker Cowl a couple of years ago, so now I have a matching set.  (I love the cowl and use it on the coldest Polar Vortex days).

I started a stealth project too, with a yarn I thought was mostly blue.  It's knitting up grey and purple.  I may have to re-group a bit before continuing.

And lastly, these are my purchases from the excursion to Darn Knit last weekend.  The colors in the first two are more electric than what came out here.

This one reminds me of the 1980s black and bright craze.

This one contains all my favorite colors.  I love Colinette yarn, although I don't think I've never tried the fingering weight before.

And this to make something for a baby.  No, I'm not expecting to be a grandma soon, but I seem to be reaching the age that requires I have baby stuff at the ready.

That's it.  Another Polar Vortex on the way.  Stay warm.


kmkat said...

My socks made from Colinette faded terribly, probably because I washed them in the regular wash. Yeah, they shrunk and felted a bit, too. Otherwise, their yarn is yummy.

soxanne said...

I had a bad experience with socks made with Handmaiden Casbah - luxurious yarn but doesn't wear well. And Smooshy. Those yarns will be put to non-sock use in the future :-)

Silvernfire said...

Cocoon: lovely yarn. I have a cozy shawl made out of it.

Mary Lou said...

Ah, thanks for the feature! I used Casbah in the infinity scarf I was making at DKN. Same for Smooshy, no more socks. Carried with Kidsilk Haze or Silk Cloud it is about worsted and dreamy.