Merry Gentlemen --
A person who is a master of making ravioli
'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com
Blame it on Knitterary.
After while I started feeling kind of heat exhaustion-y, so E thought he should take me indoors to cool off and get water. To make me feel better, he took me to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It is an excellent museum, but a very disturbing experience for both of us. The curators have done an excellent job of conveying the tragedies that happened to European Jewry in the 1930's and 40's, taking the visitor through the gradual lead up to the Final Solution. The museum is designed to make the genocide a personal experience for visitors of all backgrounds, as the victims are made very human in the exhibits. However, the fact that both E and I would have been subject to the Nuremberg Laws and all the horrors they produced made the experience very personal.
We did do a lot of other fun things, and saw some other landmarks and museums and ate some great food. I'm going back in four weeks, and looking forward to the trip.
As for knitting, I did do some on the plane both ways. The Scottish-ish socks are getting very long, and will get the thistle motif pretty soon.
Lastly, I am grateful for my friends. We had a great time at Knifty Red's place last night doing knitterly things, eating, and of course gossiping (about me and E of course).
My friend, Anthony has a
hobby, obsession side job making zombie movies. They're professionally produced. He's quite good. And our friend Chad made that trailer.
I have a short appearance in the film as a castrating yuppie bitch (who knew?) and have been invited to the big cast and crew screening. I am allowed to invite friends, and that means you can come:
SPECIAL CAST AND CREW SCREENING OF W.O.R.M.:
Saturday May 26, 2007 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Bensenville Theater 9 S Center Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
This is a very good zombie movie, meaning that is is disgusting and full of blood, profanity, and other objectionable material. It's not for kids, but any of you who love the zombie movie and gore should certainly come out for the fun!
With Sahara done, I've also gotten back to work on the Green Tea Raglan. It's really an easy knit, and very nice in the Classic Elite Bam-Boo. It's growing up very quickly, and has tripled in size in only two days. The seed stitch does slow me down a bit, but the sleeves are in stockinette. Here is the bottom third of the back and part on one sleeve.
After two hours, we were all satisfied and needed a sandwich. So we got back in the cars and headed into town for lunch at the super duper Flatlanders Deli in downtown Marengo.
I bought some yarn. Some. Not the most and not the least. I generally only buy sock yarns and yarn for small projects from LYS's, and big projects on clearances online and from KnitPicks. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to afford to knit as much as I like. But at this shop I still have to control my desires. There's a half pound of undyed bulky Icelandic wool there. That's for stash. I also got five skeins of cotton that I'll make the Entrelac socks from. The original plan was to make those socks from Socks That Rock, but I decided on this cotton instead. The skein of STR in Scottish Highlands (center) was purchased by me. The girls bought the left hand STR on HeartStone for me. They reimbursed me for the gas money in yarn rather than cash.
You know, I'd just gotten my stash in order and entirely into the boxes. Oh well.