Saturday, December 30, 2006

more monkeys

As the scarf from hell is only half done (which is already quite something) and I've run out of yarn, I've changed my mind about this particular Christmas present and made another monkey instead. He's softer too, in a sort of Chenille wool, and about half the size of "Peanut". Here he is with his daddy Affi, my monkey that I've had since I was about 5.


Peanut, on the other hand, is now in the posession of a 11-month old cutie, and has already been put to the test by his older sister who tied at least 3 knots in his arms and legs. He seems to have survived so far...

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Just been to see Babel - very good film, although I have seen Brad looking better. Looking really quite old. Also, it wasn't exactly in the cheerful Christmas spirit.
The main issue of the movie was (as the title suggests) different languages and communication problems that arise from them. There was Moroccan (I'm sure that's not a language as such, but it definitely wasn't French), Spanish, Japanese, a bit of French, sign language - and of course a bit of English. But those moronic German film distributors decided to dub the (few) English parts into German, while using german subtitles for the rest of the film. I have NO idea in what way that is supposed to enhance the cinema experience for the German viewer. I suppose there is some truth to the hypothesis that films are only dubbed because there is a large industry of voice-over artists that would lose their jobs otherwise.
Anyway. Here are some knitting pictures.

The (very slightly mismatched) socks:

A "quick" scarf (the ruffle was a PAIN!), very fluffy. Last minute Christmas present, but can't decide for who now. Maybe I'll keep it.
fluffy scarf with ruffle

And the doomed doubleknit project. I have very little faith that this will ever be a complete scarf.
double knitting

Monday, December 11, 2006

mysterious handwarmers

A Christmas present for a slightly gothy friend who is permanently cold and confused...

Nice and quick to knit!

Friday, December 8, 2006

the Peanut is taking shape

So it looks a bit more like a monkey now:

The ears are a bit big and floppy though, I think I'll change them a bit. In fact, I might just start the whole thing again with nicer softer wool. Although it'll take ages again...

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Somehow I'm not convinced this

is ever going to end up looking like this

or even this.