Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sluggy Saturday...

I've been kind of under the weather the past couple days, so I opted to make today a slug day. You know...get up late, stay in my jammies, go nowhere, and just be a slug. It's been lovely. :) I've spent most of it catching up on my Netflix movies, spinning and knitting. I finished my Blackberry Jam socks! Yeay! I love them!

Not the greatest picture, but taking pictures of your own feet is never easy, and the cat was trying to "help," so this is the best I could manage. Anyway, I really love this yarn. The colors are just awesome, making a plain ol' ribbed sock look more exciting than it really is. LOL

Can you tell how dry the skin on my legs is? I seriously need to moisturize!

No spinning pictures, though I am nearing the end of spinning the merino/sea cell that I showed you the other day. I'm hoping to finish spinning it tonight and then ply it tomorrow. I've heard it's good to let singles rest on the bobbin overnight before plying, to help set the twist. No idea if that is valid or not, but it sounds sensible.

I did finally soak and thwack my Bunny Patch merino/angora that I plied a while back. I also have no idea if it matters if you wait to do that or not. I just kept forgetting, and I really can't see how it would matter. It's hanging to dry right now, so pictures will be forthcoming.

As for the movies...let's see. I started my movie marathon last night, actually, watching Hancock. It was good, but it was not what I was expecting. I felt so incredibly sad for Will Smith's character throughout most of the movie. I was expecting more ha-ha moments. And there was humor in it, but more ironic humor than real laugh-out-loud humor. At least it ended on an up note, for which I was quite grateful.

Today, I started watching Burn After Reading, which really should have been named Burn After Watching the First Twenty Minutes because that was all I could watch. It was STOO-PID. Gah. :P With Brad Pitt, John Malkovich and George Clooney, I was expecting better. A waste of good talent, frankly.

So then I put on Kill Bill Vol. 1. I've been wanting to watch this for a while and finally rented it. I like action movies, and I don't mind some gore, but holy freakin' cow...that was one seriously eff-ed up movie! I don't think I could have watched it had I not been spinning at the same time, thus had my attention diverted through much of the gore. It was pretty much just under two hours of Uma Thurman killing a bazillion people, and I can only imagine that, after a while, the effects people had to have been like, "Ok, set up ANOTHER massive quantity of squirting blood over here..." Still, I'm intrigued enough by it to rent Vol. 2. to see if she kills off everyone else and to answer the burning question: does she get to kill Bill? I assume she does, otherwise what would be the point? But I could be wrong.

Exhausting my languishing Netflix stash, I turned to my DVR, on which I had waiting for me Enter the Dragon. Ok, so, as much as I'm enjoying my kickboxing and martial arts classes, I've really never felt the need to watch martial arts movies. However, this one is apparently a Bruce Lee classic, and it gets talked about a fair bit, so I thought I'd check it out. Um...yeah. Well. Hm. Not sure what to say about it. It's a 1973 martial arts movie, so many aspects of it were quite dated, humorously so. I guess the fight scenes were ok, though I'm not really a good judge of that. The plot lines were pretty thin, and somewhat confusing at times, but then I don't think plot was really it's main point. Over all, it seemed hugely corny to me, but I don't pretend to be the movie's target audience, either. And I have to assume that Bruce Lee wins in the end over the bad guy, though I can't vouch for that as my interest was not held enough to watch the last 15 minutes of the movie. Instead, I went outside to photograph my socks. LOL

I really think I need to update my Netflix and DVR queues and make sure I've got some COMEDIES coming my way next. :}


pdxknitterati said...

Love the color in the blackberry jams!

Enter the Dragon: 1974 or so? I think I saw it as a kid in the drive in with my Dad and sibs. It was a good laugh, even then.

Cheryl said...

Can't wait to see your Bunny Patch yarn! Thwacking durring washing is optional. It will bloom plenty on its own once you start knitting it or just petting it.

Lolly said...

I love slug days - I pretty much did the same thing as you on Sunday. Knitting and movie watching. Sounds like you got your action fix - I was watching English period pieces! (The Tudors Season 2 and The Duchess) :)