ramblings...sock yarn...and a movie
Something is so liberating about clearing things out my stash. Ravelry lends itself so nicely to this process. I have been thinning the herd, but I need to be straight with you and say - I have been buying things from other people's stashes. I have been trading up in some sense for things that I am more content to share my space with. (like some Plucky MCN, some coveted Hello Yarn club fiber - squee!) Give a little get a little. And I'm not out anything except a little time, whew. The good news is I haven't been spending any new money - that is a good thing. Because seriously, I'm feeling embarrassingly overindulgent about my stash - 2009 must mean a new leaf. I mean, look at this economy - sheesh. Time to get a grip, Peaknit!
But first, I do have a couple of yarny things to share...just two more things, generous holiday gifts...
I was given some Julie Spins, thank you very much knitting penpal - Christine somehow manages to always send me new things. The Merino/ Cashmere/ Nylon (MCN) bases slay me. Period.
Julie Spins Grapelicious
Another exciting thing is Yarntini's Happy Hour Sock Club - the memberships close tomorrow - so grab up! She is offering a choice of some of her favorite self-stripings as an extra little something for a great price. I just love her vibrant colors - she was my first favorite indie dyer. My first indie love, you know kind of like you always love your first boyfriend? It's like that. I have been lucky enough to get treated to a membership for no apparent reason, just generosity and kindness...such yarn blessings in '09.
Yarn-love aside - I was so moved by a I saw a movie last night - I really need to share. The Reader (based on this book) with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. I saw it at the Sundance theater with my sister and just the trailors thralled me (I know, trailors! independant films are like that for me, I want them all - damn, like indie dyers, huh?). Anyways, I read the book years ago and was touched by. It's sentimental for me. The movie was adapted flawlessly. The story is sort of painful - a May-December relationship deeply affects a naive teenager - later played by Fiennes, in such a way, it distracts him - from living. The emotions are palpable.
In addition to the deeply touching story, the act of reading, the need for it, is a thread through the film - this hits it out of the park for me - a reader - I feel bonded somehow. And lastly, I came home to the Golden Globes - Kate Winslet picked up best supporting actress - the icing on the cake.
next up - Revolutionary Road - I started reading it last night and it just happens to be coming out next Friday - another Winslet award winner. hmm.