Sunday, July 02, 2006

It's Ebert and Diana time!

Speaking of girly movies, I just watched "Out of Africa" this afternoon and was blown away. I saw this at the movies when it first came out and was very dismissive of it, I think perhaps because I don't like Robert Redford and thought of the dozens of better Denys Finch-Hattons there were in Hollywood (I mean, Redford didn't make the least effort to sound English, and Meryl [I call her Meryl 'cause I love her so] had her perfect Danish accent going on! End of rant.) But Meryl Streep - she is a goddess. Towards the end of the movie, I was sitting alone in the living room with tears streaming down my face. I mean, I knew what was coming, but still. Why was this movie so good 15 years later when I didn't give it a second thought the first time I saw it??

Had a little road trip down the shore yesterday to visit Matthew's family and yes, road trip means knitting time! Here's where I am in the teeny cardigan, which is this:


(That button band is a little wonkier than I feel comfortable with, but I'm sure a little blocking will take care of that....)


And I bit the bullet at work and bought an extra skein of the blue Lamb's Pride to finish my Smart Summer Knitting Project:


There wasn't any charcoal grey, so I've commited to all-blue handles, which I can live with. I then plan to take a stab [WA HA HA - HI-larious needle-felting pun!] at needle-felting some fabulous abstract design on it with the punkin-y orange roving. I've never tried needle-felting and of course I like to be self-taught, so there may be puncture wounds and blood and emergency ward visits, but hey, there is a chance I won't stab myself with the tiny barbed needles, and everything will be peachy! Stay tuned....

1 Comments:

Blogger Martha said...

Divine One,
Ah, the movie "Out of Africa" is an all time fav of mine.
Just that beginning line, "I had a farm in Africa." & it's teary me, boo-hooing for quite a long time.
We'll have to discuss this sometime - in spite of an un-accent performance, I remember liking Redford. If the movie were made years later, I could see Ralph Finennes (sp?) in it instead.
Have you read the book? Oh my, it's so fabulously written.
And Meryl is a goddess - a friend used to say that Meryl could read the phone book & she, my friend, would buy a ticket just to hear her.
XOXO

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