22.8.07

Verly Interlesting

So, I was reading a thread on Ravelry about Rusted Root. One girl said that one shouldn't switch to smaller needles for the ribbing and edges because a lot of people have found it to be too tight around the arm and neck holes.

Super tight knitter, here. Point well taken.

Since I sort of don't plan on sleeping tonight, I think it is going to be a knitting marathon tonight. I know that I said I would only work on Estonian Garden when I'm at home, but I'm only human. Besides, the more I think about it the less I believe it will actually be finished in time.

That isn't to say that I shouldn't keep going. I'm seven repeats in on this section. That means I have 34 more repeats to go (for a total of 41) until the next section. Then, I undo my provisional cast-on and do the same thing for the other side. So, really, I've not made much progress. And, really, my wedding is September 29th. I'm not giving up yet, though!! I will work on this thing right up until the night before, if I have to!!!! I think I'll probably take out a few repeats, maybe a total of 30 instead of 40. I'll just see how long it looks when I get to that point and decide then if I want to knit further.

But since tonight is so empty and I don't have to wake up at any particular time tomorrow morning, I can work on more than one thing tonight. Although, I DO need to make time to watch Arsenic and Old Lace. God, I love that movie...and no, I don't love it because of the knitting reference in the title even though I now realize the hilarity and the appropriateness of it now.

Speaking of old movies, I love them. What happened to that nice, light-hearted energy that used to exist in film? Granted, I love me a great dark as night comedy bordering on depressing, but I also appreciate the simplicity of films like Harvey. Man, is Harvey good! I guess what I'm saying is, this world is too difficult and that difficulty is definitely being transferred over to film and even music too. Not to say that the masterpieces of great composers and filmmakers were not complex. Difficulty and complexity are two different things and I'll go out on a limb and say that one is certainly better than the other.

I'm cutting in on my knitting marathon time, here. So, I'll bring it to a close. What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I love old movies, although I admit I haven't yet seen Arsenic and Old Lace (I'm pretty sure I watched Harvey once upon a time). Maybe I'll just mosey over to TCM's website and see what's on this weekend.