A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

June 11, 2006

My Big Date

I had a big date today. With my 8 year old. He's been lobbying for a while to be taken to a nice "grown up" restaurant. He's been working on his restaurant manners so I decided to take him out for a fancy(ish) brunch and to see Cars. We went to Cafe Campagne and had a really good brunch with good behavior all around. We strolled through Pike Place Market then walked up to the theater. My son loved the movie--laughed louder than anyone in the theater--and we had a really nice day together.

I thought the movie was pretty good but nothing great compared to the other Pixar films. And they must have had six trailers before the movie started, including one for a remake of My Friend Flicka starring 27 year old Alison Lohman as a high school student with 41 year old Maria Bello and Tim McGraw as her mom and dad. What's the deal with that? The trailer looked so cheesy it gave me the shivers. But if you see Cars, stay for the credits. Oh, and who the hell is "Larry the Cable Guy?"

While at the movies I started a new sock for Dulaan.

Not too bad for knitting in the dark. I accidentally split a stitch on the heel flap and ended up knitting each part as its own stitch. I didn't catch it until I was ready to turn the heel. I just decreased one stitch before turning. It looks fine. I was able to finish the heel turn but I couldn't pick up the gusset stitches in the dark so it went back in my bag.

The hat pile is still growing too.

And last night I worked more on my Faroese shawl.

It's about 11 inches long now if I stretch it a bit and it's on a 40" circular just to give you a better sense of the size. I did a lot of calculating last night to try to guesstimate how long the finished shawl will be. I only have 600 yards of yarn. But after a lot of calculating I think I might be able to get it to about 24 inches. It's a little short but the beauty of a Faroese-shaped shawl is that it will stay on your shoulders no matter how small it is due to the shaping. I may use another yarn for the edging. I'm really not sure yet.