Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.
Apr 01
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Category: knitting & crocheting

I busted arse on this sweater for a couple of weeks. And I had loads of time to finish it before DFW Fiber Fest. As I didn’t know how to start the collar and had worked on it for weeks and had so much time, I took a little break (i knit a sock, don’t judge me). Procrastination has never led to more clarity, so I gamely started picking up and knitting stitches. Ten stitches in, I realized this was going to be quite the effort so I probably needed to make sure I was on the right path. I texted Bonnie and she confirmed that I was doing it wrong. She sent a couple of helpful links and got me sorted. I started again (from the correct corner this time) and picked up eight million stitches. Then it was time to place markers for the short rows and I wasn’t 100% sure how to measure. Along the edge? Straight down from the shoulder? Is 3 inches enough? A couple of days pass. Things might still have been fine, or at least not as far off the rails, but i came down with a virus. Which means I didn’t feel up to knitting. for two solid days. I find myself with a vest that has 1 inch of a 3 inch button band knit and I’m forced to wonder…am I the kind of person that will wear a sleeveless Dark and Stormy sweater around DFW Fiber Fest with the needles still in it?

I’m knitting as fast as I can so we don’t have to find out, but I’m not going to lie, my palms are a little sweaty.

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I didn’t have high expectations for this film, and it flew right by them. With a really strong soundtrack (John Waite, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Scorpions, Roy Orbison) and a lovable cast, this movie is destined to be a cult classic. It explores what makes us human while still being light-hearted and funny. I thought Nicholas Hoult did a great job of running like a zombie as R (for Romeo?). Also, he has gorgeous eyes. He’s officially the best-looking zombie…..um, ever? Dave Franco was just enough of a jackass that on the off chance his brain does get eaten, no one will really mind. Rob Corddry was so cute, I wanted to put him in my pocket and Teresa Palmer as Julie was a much more likable damsel in distress than oh, say, Kristen Stewart. I think it was the gun; she didn’t seem all that distressed.


In knitting news, there is a cable sweater prominently worn by Teresa Palmer. I like the 3/4 length sleeves and the cable pattern, but I wasn’t crazy about the neckline or the color.
Nevertheless, I was impressed with how it held its shape while sopping wet and did I mention I like the cable pattern?

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