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Friday, December 01, 2006

Intolerable deadlines

So, it's my new ambition to knit Intolerable Cruelty before Christmas.

I started it last Thursday, and set myself a goal of 1" per day, which should leave me with at least a few days to spare. It's just unfortunate that my life somehow went a bit crazy recently, and I haven't done any knitting at all this week, apart from at Stitch'n'Bitch.

It's also quite amazing how often I can stuff up plain stockinette in the round! I blame the bamboo yarn, actually— even on bamboo needles, it's extremely slippery, and I think I spend half the time counting, re-counting and picking up stitches. And then I count again, just for luck. Then I realise that I am still out, and the process starts again.

It may also have something to do with the DVDs I am watching while attempting to knit. Tipping the Velvet sucks me in every time, even though I've seen it so many times. But it's the perfect thing to watch while knitting a corsetry-inspired skirt!

So I have stocked up on very crap DVDs (with ugly people in them! or at least, nothing with Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Ewan MacGregor or Jonathon Rhys Meyers) and am planning on a one-woman knitter's retreat this weekend. I will do nothing but knit. It will be f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!

PS— just realised that four out of the six movies I plan to watch have Hugh Grant in them. This is slightly disturbing. What does that say about me?!

6 Comments:

Blogger Clementine said...

okay, i admit...
I do have a bit of a soft spot for old Hugh, since he admitted that he thinks he looks like an depressed lesbian. It's funny cos it's true.

4:56 pm  
Blogger ysolda said...

haha that might be true but I still can't stand the guy. I think watching Hugh Grant movies might mess up my knitting because I'd end up throwing the needles at the tv.
I can't believe how long it's been since I last watched tipping the velvet. I think it was with my ex, and we broke up 3 and a half years ago. I really should watch it again.

12:16 am  
Blogger ysolda said...

oh and good luck with intolerable cruelty. Love that pattern.

12:17 am  
Blogger spider_knit said...

I don't mind Hugh froma switch your brain off. And I totally get the Tipping the Velvet thing. Hot damn!

My own favourite film leans firmly to the romantic historical end of the spectrum also- much to some confusion of friends who look at my general preference to vampriric fiction... Can loan DVDs if required :)

9:57 am  
Blogger lupinbunny said...

i like hugh in a stupid films to watch at xmas kind of way. and i can (to my embarassment) always sit through bridget jones' diary one more time.

my dvd collection leans to the unwatchable (thankyou film student boyfriend). but i gots tankgirl to loan, if it won't distract too much.

10:47 am  
Blogger Girl Kae said...

haha I love Hugh ;) His accent just gets me every time... and i'd think watching movies with english intonations would send me into a little makebelieve world where everyone just knits all day long ;)

10:49 am  

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