Monday, December 26, 2011

Beautiful Thing

I'm feeling sad these days. As I mentioned, things are changing in the knittingbrow household and it's taking time for me to adjust. This is natural.

One of the things I like to do when I'm sad is to watch comfort movies. One of my favorite comfort movies is Beautiful Thing. Follow the link for the standard summary. Or just watch the trailer.

The movie stirs many emotions for me. There is a certain scene in the movie I call "going on 17." The tenderness shared between two friend is represented wonderfully in the writing and acting. It's honest and awkward, just like any teenager trying to become comfortable in their own skin.

I love Sandra, the mother of one of the boys. She obviously loves her son and struggles with understanding what she doesn't understand. Fortunately, her love for her son wins.

The soundtrack features Mama Cass and The Mamas and the Papas.

What are your comfort movies?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Year Without a Sothia Pattern?

I remember watching The Year Without A Santa Claus and wonder which character would make the perfect Halloween costume. I must have been very good because I "found" my copy of Robin Ulrich's Sothia shawl pattern. (rav link) Which yarn colors should I use?

My test knit of the Katriel.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I started a Daybreak last night using yarn from Ram Club. Yarn base is Verve in color ways Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice.