Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21 – Four things

It's late and I'm tired but I have four things to share today, all knitting related. Ish.

1. My Pebble Beach shawl is coming right along. That's it up there, on the verge of 30%.
1b. I love, love, love Helen Stewart's percentage-based, checklist-style pattern – it's easy to keep track of my progress and easy to stay motivated. I was pondering it the other morning while I got ready for work and figured out how I could make Excel help me do this for all the things I make. I can't wait to try it out with the Pi Shawl I have waiting in the wings.

2. This blanket: wow. No, WOW.
2a. Pi Shawl? What Pi Shawl?

3. With just 5 months and 4 days till Christmas, there's still plenty of time to buy me (or another knitter you love and want to impress*) some of these stitch markers. Or these. Or both, I'm not fussy.
3b. Go on, impress me with some stitch markers. You don't have to wait till Christmas if you don't want to.

4. I just got back from watching a special screening of "The F Word." (Which will be called "What If" in America because, well, you can probably figure it out, although it's worth noting that in the film the F stands for friendship. Whose minds are in the gutter?) Pretty neat to see a film that was filmed in Toronto and that's actually about being in Toronto, and especially neat because there's a scene set in the wool store where I work! So go watch it, and pretend you're visiting me there.
4b. They didn't take the TTC once in the movie – they took taxis all over the place. Fiction!

1 comment:

  1. Oh those stitch markers!! If you happen to get too many sets in the mail, you can forward some to me. Or perhaps I will buy my own and send you some.


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