Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ode to the Yarn Harlot*

*Complete doggerel produced by theta brain waves upon waking this morning.

On yesterday's date
The Harlot came to our wonderful state (Indy's in the middle)
But at Bazbeaux we stopped and ate (yum)
So my line ticket did not rate
And today there's too much on my plate
So I couldn't stay too late
I didn't meet her -- that I hate
But Steph was absolutely great
The true tale of Calgary she did relate
Her visit was worth the wait!

We totally freaked out the muggles. Scott, the bookstore guy, took photos to prove to his friends that his job was scarier than theirs. Stephanie spoke for about an hour and a half on muggles, knitting, brain research, and life. And that sentence in no way conveys the hilarious and complete and utter fun of the evening.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fibery Goodness

Just a quick posting before I collapse on the couch after a 13 hour work day.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the local "Fiber Event." One of my male co-workers calls it the "Lint Event" which at least has the felicity of rhyming.

There were lots of sheeps.

My muggle friend Lacy really wants an alpaca.

Lacy had never been to a fiber show before and found it amusing that things were sold by the ounce and there were lots of needles.

I bought a bag of this yummy looking wool.

It spins up into singles that look like this.

Felting Alert!


Finally, Lacy, who's an art teacher, found this in the art room and wants me to set it up. Think I need another fiber addiction?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Answers

The answers to my movie quote quiz:
  1. Of couse he had a gun. This is Texas! Everybody has a gun. My florist has a gun! -- Miss Congeniality
  2. This is my corn. You people are guests in my corn.Field of Dreams
  3. As for his mum, she appeared to be clinically insane, and wearing some kind of yeti costume. Stumped you! – About a Boy, the only movie in which I actually liked Hugh Grant, which is funny since his character is not very likeable.
  4. It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking . . . Another stumper. This is Gaston speaking in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
  5. Mental that one, I'm telling you. – Jen was right, this is Ron in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (referring to Hermione).
  6. Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!The Commitments
  7. I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck . . . maybe even a recreational vehicle. -- The Hunt for Red October
  8. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.The Princess Bride. The trouble with this one is picking one quote out of the many memorable ones.
  9. Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed! -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Wendy says she has this movie memorized; check out her career plans regarding it in today’s blog entry.
  10. It's like gum in your hair. It comes out eventually.The Matchmaker, a little gem set in Ireland. The character is referring to love; the tagline for this movie is "a romantic comedy for the unromantic."

And, since I haven't any other pics to post today, here's a gratuitous kitty photo.