A place for my knitting ramblings ...


Oscar Fever

I had full intentions of writing a post before the Oscars and predicting the outcome. Didn't happen (obvs). So, instead, I will comment now.

First of all, I was SO happy when The Danish Poet took the Oscar for Animated Short. Typically, this is the kind of thing that the general public has little or no exposure to. The wonderful Detroit Film Theatre, however, made it possible for me to see this short and it is just about the cutest thing EVER. Matt & I loved it! And it has knitting in it ... so how can you go wrong? I highly recommend checking it out if you get the chance!

Other awards that I was kind of excited about:
Documentary - An Inconvenient Truth (although Jesus Camp looks good, too!)
Live Action Short - West Bank Story (campy & fun!)
Original Screenplay - Little Miss Sunshine (figured that it would never win Best Picture, so this is a nice nod)
Best Supporting Actor - Alan Arkin

Overall I thought the show was good. Ellen did a nice job. I liked the focus on the nominees, rather than just the winners. Ok ... one final thought. What the hell is up with Jennifer Hudson's red carpet metallic bolero? Is she rocketing into outer space later? Thank God she took it off before the actual ceremony.


Happy Valentine's Day

It is 9pm on Valentine's Day ... I wish I was with my Valentine, but he is 2 hours away & has the flu. So, I spent my evening doing laundry, catching up on Grey's Anatomy and eating a bowl of Amy's Organic Minestrone soup.

I have NO knitting news to share. I have not knit a stitch since I finished the Red Scarf Project. I have been a bad knitter and a bad blogger. I need to get motivated. I need to pick a new project. I need to start Project Spectrum on a good foot. Any good ideas? I have got to be honest ... blue, white and gray are not moving me at all. I can't help but think of the Detroit Lions when I see those colors together. HELP ME!