Wednesday, March 19, 2008

(k)nitting and netflix ....

how does one knit a shawl in 4 days? well ... you cast on saturday, and subscribe to netflix on sunday, and do nothing but knit and watch movies until you bindoff. seriously. that's what i did.


i was not knitting under a deadline. i don't know what possessed me. perhaps it was the needles ? perhaps it was the yarn ? ... and maybe the beautiful pattern ?

i can see knitting (perhaps) another one in the fall, out of kid silk haze, or an equivalent. maybe someday i will knit the nupps vs. adding beads ... maybe ....

netflix though ... my newest addiction. i signed up for the next to cheapest plan (1 movie at a time, unlimited, plus movies online, unlimited).

so, since sunday, i watched online (on my laptop) ... casablanca, murphy's romance, it happened one night, the year of living dangerously, super size me, and the contract ... and via dvd that came on tuesday, ghost world.

am i all "movied out" ? ummmm ... no .... and i still have a socken to finish. wonder what movie i will watch next?

ps. yarn is darker when wet ....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

A sinkful of dirty dishes, unmade bad, unwashed laundry, dustballs all over Stuart, decreased work performance, unbalanced,mmmm, checkbook, penalty notice from city garbage collection= shawl in 4 days?

Stacey said...

Netflix is great - it is our savior when there is nothing on TV!!! The shawl looks amazing - you did that in record time!

Lolly said...

wow! this must be a record! and a gorgeous color too ;)

i love netflix. ever-present companion! i have a new one to watch tonight!

Nettie said...

I am a new Netflix addict too! My queue is sooo long. I have three now to watch. Up first Margo at the Wedding.

turtlegirl76 said...

If I could stay in 4 nights in a row I might make some progress on all my WiPs. I can't wait to see the completed pics!

Geraldine said...

Love this color, beautiful! Happy Knitting and Happy Easter too! :<)


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aquaknits said...

Yes, Netflix is awesome. Isn't 'It Happened One Night' great?

Can't wait to see the shawl finished. The blue one was lovely, but this is a great color too! (now I'll be tapping my feet to that opening song from Ghost World in my head all day)

I am Joy. said...

I also loved "It Happened"! Great flik! You may also like "Along Came Jones" with Gary Cooper, but you have to stop knitting long enough to see him right before he kisses her. "The Gods Must be Crazy 2" is also a Play It Now. :o)