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 entrelacas a gift but with three base triangles to start. I really am loving this pattern.
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 aDemon 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).
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.
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!
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 fetchinggloves I made. I would start with three base triangels to make the scarf more manageable.
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.
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.
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