Monday, June 8, 2009

Blather and Manic Monday

I read the Maggie Sefton book, Dropped Dead Stitch, this weekend and I wasn’t very impressed. It seemed like she was working too hard to make it a mystery and to tie the knitting into the story, which seems funny, as most of the people in the story were knitters. I don't know why, but I liked her first two novels better. I think I am done buying her hardback books; the last two just weren’t as good.

I fixed all of my mistakes on the on the one row pattern scarf and am back to where I started, grrr. I really hate it when I do something stupid like that. Maybe that is God’s way of telling me to slow down and smell the chocolate and that I am human.

We went to see Angels and Demons this weekend and it was great. I don’t go to the movies very often because I get so bored sitting still. This time I came prepared with a baby blanket and a sock; I knit exactly ¾ of a row. I was so enthralled with the movie that it did not bother me to sit still and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Have a wonderful and knitterly day!

If you joined the circus, what act would you most want to perform?
I wouldn’t perform, I would take care of the elephants.
Would you generally be overdressed or underdressed at a party?
Underdressed, I hate it when I am the most dressed up person in the room.
Do you feel that children should be sheltered from unhappiness?
Yes I do, to a certain degree. Children do not need to be aware of the hate and discontent in the world; they do not need to know of their parents problems (work, alcohol, or marriage). Children should be allowed to enjoy their childhood and then be gently brought into the real world as they grow up.


rita said...

I'm looking forward to seeing that movie. I'm glad you liked it; we seem to like the same books.

When we were in Europe three years ago we took an Angels and Demons tour of Rome. The guide was wonderful; she really knew the book inside and out and related it to all the sights we saw. Just incredible.

In contrast, we took a Da Vinci Code tour in Paris, and it sucked. $500 down the drain; it included a really expensive lunch cruise down the Seine, which had absolutely nothing to do with the book. I guess they needed to eat up that much of the 8 hour tour. The guide drove us by places, saying that Tom Hanks did this and that. We wanted to see the places from the book, not the moviestar tour!

smariek said...

I don't go to the movies often either. It sorta declined since DD was born. I've only gone out to see TWO movies in the past 4+ years. Good thing they show movies on cable, and loan out DVDs at the library. I'll have to try to catch Angels & Demons on DVD.