Saturday, September 27, 2008

Another Legend Gone

Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/ap_en_ce/obit_newman

Another true Hollywood actor gone. I'm not too sure what the first Paul Newman movie I had watched was, but it was in black & white. He portrayed a POW on trial for war crimes, I think. I was very young & it was over my head, but I was watching it with my dad.

Next, I watched Cat On a Tin Roof, again another movie that I didn't quite understand, but this movie was in color & I was hooked on those blue eyes!

Then, I watched Cool Hand Luke, which is probably one of my favorite Newman movies.

[Luke won a game of poker on a bluff]
Dragline: Nothin'. A handful of nothin'. You stupid mullet head. He beat you with nothin'. Just like today when he kept comin' back at me - with nothin'.
Luke: Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061512/quotes

Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong era.

Maxine

Another Legend Gone

Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/ap_en_ce/obit_newman

Another true Hollywood actor gone. I'm not too sure what the first Paul Newman movie I had watched was, but it was in black & white. He portrayed a POW on trial for war crimes, I think. I was very young & it was over my head, but I was watching it with my dad.

Next, I watched Cat On a Tin Roof, again another movie that I didn't quite understand, but this movie was in color & I was hooked on those blue eyes!

Then, I watched Cool Hand Luke, which is probably one of my favorite Newman movies.

[Luke won a game of poker on a bluff]

Dragline: Nothin'. A handful of nothin'. You stupid mullet head. He beat you with nothin'. Just like today when he kept comin' back at me - with nothin'.

Luke: Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061512/quotes

Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong era.

Maxine

I love Maxine!


Tween's Ankle Socks

Like most tweens & teens, my DD likes ankle socks. I just finished these for her.


Details: Sockotta Yarn-her favorite colors.

Knitted from the cuff down on 2-Cirs, US size 2 Knit Picks needles.

Pattern: Generated by using Sock Wizard 2, based on my gauge.

Stitch Design: Uneven Rib from the back pgs. of Charlene Schurch's book More Sensational Knitted Socks. The Uneven Rib consisted of 2 rows for the pattern, so it was easy to memorize. These socks were a great traveling project or TV watching project.

The toe: something different for me. I have a difficult time with the Kitchener stitch for grafting the toe, so I tried this method: Grafting On The Needles. It worked, but I'm not sure if it was any easier than grafting the toes in the traditional way.

Final result: DD loves them!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tween's Ankle Socks

Like most tweens & teens, my DD likes ankle socks. I just finished these for her.


Details: Sockotta Yarn-her favorite colors.

Knitted from the cuff down on 2-Cirs, US size 2 Knit Picks needles.

Pattern: Generated by using Sock Wizard 2, based on my gauge.

Stitch Design: Uneven Rib from the back pgs. of Charlene Schurch's book More Sensational Knitted Socks. The Uneven Rib consisted of 2 rows for the pattern, so it was easy to memorize. These socks were a great traveling project or TV watching project.

The toe: something different for me. I have a difficult time with the Kitchener stitch for grafting the toe, so I tried this method: Grafting On The Needles. It worked, but I'm not sure if it was any easier than grafting the toes in the traditional way.

Final result: DD loves them!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Basket Rib Dishcloth-TV Knitting

Last night was a night for knitting and relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Dancing the Stars and I found a very fun and easy dishcloth to knit.

The Basket Rib Cloth. The pattern is a multi of 4+2, so I CO 42 sts & off I went.

There's 4 rows to the pattern, so I found it easy to memorize & to watch TV.



Now...I have to find something fun & easy for tonight.

Basket Rib Cloth-TV Knitting

Last night was a night for knitting and relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Dancing the Stars and I found a very fun and easy dishcloth to knit.

The Basket Rib Cloth. The pattern is a multi of 4+2, so I CO 42 sts & off I went.

There's 4 rows to the pattern, so I found it easy to memorize & to watch TV.



Now...I have to find something fun & easy for tonight.

A Little Lavender Shrug