Monday, October 29, 2007

Lady E Progress

I have been working diligently on Lady E. I hope to have her finished by Thanksgiving. This is 16 rows plus the base triangles. There is a total of 56 rows according to the pattern. I believe I am on my 4th or 5th skein of yarn. It takes me about an hour to work one row. I am thinking of making a scarf using this pattern of entrelac as a gift but with three base triangles to start. I really am loving this pattern.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

TBOZ is a Wrap!

This past Saturday night TBOZ (The Book of Zombie) cast and crew had their wrap party. Naturally it was a costume party. Now that the official production is "in the can" as they say. It's down to editing and hopefully we will have one great movie to premier in a few months!

Chris Barron (sound) had a small accident. We keep telling him he shouldn't play with matches.

Katy (special effects makeup) came as a Demon from Buffy.

Here is my honey (sound/producer) without his mask. He was an evil jester.

Cortesi (senior executive producer) had a dog that just would not leave him alone. It even had "humping action". He won for most funny costume.

Dave (Director of Photography) and Brian (Lead male actor) goofing around.

Paul (director/producer) as Indiana Jones and his wife Kassy as the best mummy I have ever seen.

Dave (director of photography) with his wife Leah (production assistant). Her costume was an imprmptu spider. She hosted the party and put this costume together at the last minute!

Ashley (catering/producer) as Mrs. Torrance from the Shining (runner up for most creative costume) and Jenn (makeup/special effects) as the ghost of Marie Antoinette. She won for best creative costume.

Vanessa (costume) as a storey book girl and I (costume/producer) as a spider witch (tied with Ashley for runner up as most creative costume). We had had a few when this photo was taken.

Paul (producer/director), Scott (producer/director) and Erik (writer/director/producer).

Mr. and Mrs. Torrance from The Shining (Ashley & Erik).

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Connor

My bonus son's 12th birthday was on the 11th. Yesterday we took him, his sister and two friends indoor rock climbing at Vertical World for his birthday party. Lately he is in to goulish things like skulls and zombies. My hubby found the perfect skull cake to celebrate with.

Connor climbed up this wall pretty quickly. He stopped long enough for a photo op. I LOVE this photo of him!

This wall is pretty challenging and Connor tried this right before time was up. He was already pretty tired so didn't make it all the way but that is a challenge for next time.

Alex (his sister) loves climbing too. Weather it's free climbing or with a rope. Here she is chimney climbing up the wall.

LOVE this photo of Alex and her dad.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Thumb Is Numb

I couldn't resist, I had to post a progress photo. I got 5 tiers done today and my right thumb is a little numb from holding on to the needle the way I do. (Notice the book it's sitting on). Still loving it!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It Looks Like The Picture (Lady E Progress)

After much ripping out and restarting I finally have gotten the hang of the Lady E. I am really enjoying knitting this! The photo below are the base triangles which form the first edge of the wrap. Hard to believe as they look like a string of marine signal flags. Once you get a couple tiers done the the magic starts.

This photo was taken in the lobby of my building at work. I really liked the stone hearth for my backdrop.

This is a terrible photo. I was having problems with the light in the room. Essentially this is Tier 1.

Here is a detail of Tier 1 since the above photo does not give it justice.

Here is Tier 2 complete. I am further along than this but wanted to show the progression.

I will update when I have significantly more done. For now I must say I am loving the colors in this yarn! Initially I was a little concerned. I started with a teal color at the end of a skein the first time around. I think picking a different skein that started with a color I liked better has helped.
This is Noro Silk Garden color # 213. Colors you don't see that are also in the skein are light and dark grey, some darker blue and forest green.
I am loving this pattern so much I am thinking about making a scarf to go with a hat and some fetching gloves I made. I would start with three base triangels to make the scarf more manageable.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fall Leaves

Today we took advantage of the lack of rain to go to Jennings Park and take some family photos. This is where my husband and I got our engagement photos taken. Alex was really tired so she opted to stay home but we got some cool ones of everyone else.

In the photo above I am wearing a scarf I wore in my wedding. It matches the tartan of my hubby's kilt.

Chris is walking the dog by the same pond. The kilt he is wearing he wore in our wedding. The tartan is Muire (moore) after his mom's side of the family. He is dressed down today from a dress "uniform" of Gillie Brogues (shoes), hose (socks) and a Prince Charlie jacket. He is wearing a sporran which we jokingly call his "man purse" and a British Military sweater. Even BJ's sweater coordinates.

Connor tried really hard to get in to this tree.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Distractions from Lady E

My Lady E is resting. I had to rip it out as I messed up, I tried to tink it but made it worse. While I took a time out I painted my dining room.

Below is a photo of the new olive green wall with Lord Oliver perched on the bar lamp. We named him Lord Oliver without even thinking about the wall color. He is a Halloween decoration. I kind of like him though. He may stick around through the winter. Very Harry Potter.

The green is a little more intense in the photo compared to in person.

However, when compared to this next picture where I have a little of the kitchen red wall next to it. The wall looks Kelly green. Wild.

I'm really happy with the color and will have to paint a second coat throughout the next week before I take the tape off my crown molding.
Next up, pumpkin color living room walls. Can you see a fall color theme here? Also, better photos to come later when I have my curtains done and you can see the dental molding.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

100 Films

Stolen from Yvonne

The AFI released its Top 100 American films; ones in orage are the onesI’ve seen. What have you seen?

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
3. Casablanca
4. Raging Bull
5. Singin’ in the Rain (fell asleep)
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. Schindler’s List
9. Vertigo (in my Netflix queue)
10. The Wizard of Oz
11. City Lights
12. The Searchers
13. Star Wars
14. Psycho
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
16. Sunset Boulevard
17. The Graduate (in my Netflix quwuw)
18. The General
19. On the Waterfront (in my Netflix queue)
20. It’s a Wonderful Life (in my Netflix queue)
21. Chinatown
22. Some Like It Hot
23. The Grapes of Wrath
24. E.T.
25. To Kill a Mockingbird
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (in my Netflix queue)
27. High Noon
28. All About Eve (in my Netflix queue)
29. Double Indemnity
30. Apocalypse Now
31. The Maltese Falcon (fell asleep, just couldn't get in to it)
32. The Godfather Part II
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
35. Annie Hall (in my Netflix queue)
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai
37. The Best Years of Our Lives
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
39. Dr. Strangelove
40. The Sound of Music
41. King Kong
42. Bonnie and Clyde
43. Midnight Cowboy
44. The Philadelphia Story
45. Shane
46. It Happened One Night
47. A Streetcar Named Desire
48. Rear Window (fell asleep but liked what I saw - see a trend here?)
49. Intolerance
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
51. West Side Story
52. Taxi Driver
53. The Deer Hunter
54. M*A*S*H
55. North by Northwest (in my Netflix queue)
56. Jaws
57. Rocky
58. The Gold Rush
59. Nashville
60. Duck Soup
61. Sullivan’s Travels
62. American Graffiti
63. Cabaret
64. Network
65. The African Queen
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark
67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (in my Netflix queue)
68. Unforgiven
69. Tootsie
70. A Clockwork Orange
71. Saving Private Ryan
72. The Shawshank Redemption
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
74. The Silence of the Lambs
75. In the Heat of the Night
76. Forrest Gump
77. All the President’s Men
78. Modern Times
79. The Wild Bunch
80. The Apartment
81. Spartacus
82. Sunrise
83. Titanic
84. Easy Rider
85. A Night at the Opera
86. Platoon
87. 12 Angry Men
88. Bringing Up Baby
89. The Sixth Sense
90. Swing Time
91. Sophie’s Choice
92. Goodfellas
93. The French Connection
94. Pulp Fiction (didn't really get it)
95. The Last Picture Show
96. Do the Right Thing
97. Blade Runner (hubby owns it and one day I will watch it)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy
99. Toy Story
100. Ben-Hur