Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Other Girl

Celtic Queen and I went to the see The Other Boleyn Girl tonight. I thought the movie was ok, but the women were all too old and the man too young. CQ read the book and said there was much in the book that was left out or glossed over in the movie. The funniest part was when Mary, waiting for the king's clemency (and I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here) gets a letter telling her there will be none; and the woman behind us is all dismayed and surprised. Hello? Did you really not know how this was going to end? Maybe she was surprised the boat sank at the end of Titanic too.

Here's my Noro sock. I decided it was too tight and also, I am un-enamored of the toe up construction. I debated, but I really, really love this yarn, and didn't want to end up with socks I resented. So I ripped and have restarted, and I'm much, much happier with it. While I was ripping and rewinding on the shuttle (we have off-site parking and have to ride a shuttle every day from the parking lot to the building we work in) I lost control of my yarn ball and it was rolling around on the floor of the shuttle. A measure of how unfriendly everyone is where I work -- no one even said anything! I was like, "Come on people, this is really funny! Anywhere else I would have expected some ribbing, a couple of slightly off-color comments about how I couldn't control my balls. Nope. Nothing. Only two of the dozen or so people even looked up. Whatever.
I'm just past the gusset on my grey sock, too.


Ashley said...

I am sorry to hear that your toe-up venture was unsuccessful. I always love doing mine toe up, but that's just me :)

Heather said...

it is a true testament of love to rip and reknit... and really, you shouldn't try to amuse the un-amusable. but you can make me laugh at knitting tonight, if you want!

Patricia said...

You must work with the same peeps I do!!! I too struggle often with the frog-or-not-to-frog dilemma and it seems if I am thinking about it, then I just need to do it or I could never be happy with the finished product.

Anonymous said...

The boat sank in Titanic? Nooooooooooo