Kitties, Potatoes, and Snakes...Oh My!
Another random mishmash post, in which I report on crafting updates, Snakes on a Plane, and I'm totally turning Japanese.
Master knitting swatches are swatching. The new changes made to the level one instructions intrigue me. I know I they don't apply to me just yet (unless I want them too) but I like the idea of a hat. I wear hats. These swatches are, sortof just sucking my soul. In the meantime, the new socks are on hold, Christian's scarves continue to be on hold, spinning is on hold, everything but swatches are on hold until I finish this:
It's from a Japanese crochet book called "Something In Japanese I Have No Idea How to Say or Spell"
by Nekoyama, whose patterns are darling, well thought out, and sometimes translated into English on her webpage
. Click on "pattern of crocheted cat with diagram" to see the translated page. I'm making this for yet another new baby. It's been a good year for reproduction in the mountains of Arizona, apparently.
Christian's been making comments about the Asian flavor creeping into my hobbies. As far as crochet goes, the Japanese rule the crocheted doll universe. Amigurumi is everywhere on the internet and, like everything, some of it is lame and some of it isn't
Completely unrelated (I warned you) check out these babies! Potatoes! Glorious potatoes from my patio garden, and there's lots more all scrunched in a little clay pot.
I am a huge believer in planting one's overripe groceries. Partly because I have this neurotic belief that I am somehow murdering something by throwing a "live" plant in the trash. But, crazy vegetable guilt aside, planting what I don't eat has turned our patio into a pretty tasty container garden and costs me next to nothing. And now we have potatoes. Enough for at least a couple days of hash browns.
Finally, you must go see Snakes on Plane! If I could hypnotize you through the internet I would. Go and see this incredible cinematic achievement! Our theater managed to hoot and yell without a guide but check out this participation script
anyhow. If that doesn't get you pumped this quote from Samuel L., spoken at the MTV Movie Awards, totally should:
I'm here tonight to present the award everyone's been waiting for: best movie. Now, this award holds a special place in my heart because next year I'll be winning it for Snakes on a Plane. Now I know, I know that sounds cocky, but I don't give a damn. I am guaranteeing that Snakes on a Plane will win best movie next year. Does not matter what else is coming out. The New James Bond... no snakes in that! Ocean's 13... where my snakes at? Shrek the Third... green, but not a snake. No movie shall triumph over Snakes on a Plane. Unless I happen to feel like making a movie called Mo' Muthafuckin' Snakes on Mo' Muthafuckin' Planes.
It's true. And the best thing about this flick -- every single person watching that film left ready to take on a plane full of snakes. You walk in bored and leave an expert in snake butt-kicking. If snakes had butts, which I'm pretty sure they do not. This should be required viewing for everyone concerned about today's new age of airport security. Do you know what to do when the avionics go out? Cause I do. Thanks to Snakes on a Plane.