Friday, May 14, 2010

So, I knit.

I'm slowly but surely working on finishing old projects. I finished a baby blanket that I was working on for about a year, and then womaned-up, bought blocking mats, and blocked the damn thing. It is made from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted. It's really cool.

I really enjoy the center and the not-paralellogram shape of it.
With the extra yarn from this blanket, I made a potato chip scarf. It's like one big ruffle. I just have to weave in the end of the scarf... probably should have done that BEFORE I took the picture.
And since I own more yarn than just the pink stuff, I am currently about half-done with a larger baby blanket. It's hard to see, but it's knit in sort of a checkerboard pattern. The rest of it will be the green and white mix. I have no idea what this yarn is though, my mom gave it to me with no labels.

In non-knitting updates, Kevin and I went to see "A Nightmare on Elm Street". My opinion: Don't bother. Jackie Earl Haley is the best part about the movie. If you want to jump a lot, watch it. Otherwise, stick to the original. Roger Ebert had this to say about "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors", but I feel like it applies to the remake as well.
"A great horror film begins with its characters and establishes their humanity. We have to care for them before the shocks can begin, or otherwise even the best special effects will be exercises in technology. Make a list of your favorite horror films, from "Nosferatu" to "The Exorcist," and you'll remember the people who were involved. One reason Sigourney Weaver deserved her Oscar nomination is because she brought a solid foundation of sympathy to a character surrounded by props."
I can honestly say I did not care one bit about any of the characters in this film for more than a minute. It was interesting to see the backstory of Krueger instead of just hearing about it, but the little things I liked in the film were overpowered by the many things I didn't--number one being the AWFUL acting.

Well, that's all folks. Some crazy Asian just walked into my office so I'm going to catch up with her for a bit!

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