Thursday, November 01, 2007

Knitting and a movie

While we were gone last week, Steve watched a movie he thought I'd like. He wouldn't tell me anything about it, just that it dovetailed nicely with some of the shows I watch on HGTV. On Monday night, he asked me to grab my knitting and come watch the movie with him in his office. It turned out to be a small film I'd never heard of - Closing Escrow. I did find it very funny, but probably because I've watched too many episodes of "House Hunters" and "Buy Me." Steve and I were both laughing a lot as we watched it, and agreed that it's too bad it is directed at such a tiny audience - because I don't know if someone unfamiliar with those HGTV shows would enjoy it. The dialogue was mostly improvised, and the director, because of his religious convictions, would allow no cursing or nasty language. It's a keeper for us.

As we watched the movie, I knitted a pair of fingerless mitts from Melanie Falick's book, Weekend Knitting.

The mitts are for Jacy, but Sarah modeled them for me.

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Blogger Dana said...

So, where you ever in the same place in person when you *taught* Carmon to knit? or was this all email/internet *distance learning*?

Gotta know.

There could be hope for me :)

5:24 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Carmon made a visit to Virginia a few years ago while we were living there. She had some family in Washington, D.C., and we lived about 40 miles south in Stafford. She and two of her children came and stayed with us for three days. It was non-stop book-talk and getting to know each other, and a year later her son, Pieter, came back and spent a few days with us.

I felt like we'd known each other forever by the time she went home. Right before she left, I taught her the knit stitch (I was knitting socks at the time) and on the way home on the plane she taught herself to purl. I sent her the sock pattern I was using, she got herself needles and sock yarn, and she was off to the races!

You and I live close enough to meet without a whole lot of dificulty. We should plan to at least try after the holiday season is over. I'll bring needles and yarn and teach you to knit!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Ya know, I was reading Carmon back then, but I'm not sure that I'd clued into Lines yet :)

The hitch to getting together is for me NOT to combine it with a trip to see my Alabama relatives. I'd never have enough time for friends.

That said, I wonder how many generations we'd have to go back and find a connection, cuzin?

Tee Hee.

Dana in GA

3:34 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey, my grandmother's family were Searcys who came from Georgia!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Of course, we could always try to meet in Drylanta, or one of the suburbs... .

3:41 PM  
Blogger Baleboosteh said...

Laura, thank you for the movie tip! We are always on the look out for good (clean) films and we love mock documentaries. We'll see if we can hire it over here.

1:33 AM  

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