Saturday, January 07, 2006

Knitting for orphans

Knitting

I ended up frogging what I had done on the Bell-sleeved Shrug because the sleeve was too tight. So I recalculated, increased to #10 ½ needles, and started yet again. So far, so good. And I can see a difference in the way the variegated colors are coming together, and I really like it.

I read on the KnitList about a scarf knitting project for orphans. They are collecting hand-knit or –crocheted red scarves for male and female college students who have aged out of the foster care system. Deadline is Jan. 20.

Here’s some more info if you are interested:

Webpage: http://www.orphan.org/redscarf.htm

Mailing address is:
RED SCARF PROJECT
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

Contact person: Annalisa Assaadi.

I found some Lion Brand Homespun in the closet, and a cute free pattern for a 2-hour scarf so I started it this morning. The color isn’t a true red, but falls into the red family in my opinion. It’s that reddish purple color that some people call purple but I have never considered it purple.


Other Amusements
A few of my colleagues and I went to see “Brokeback Mountain” last night in Dupont. It was kind of disappointing. After all the hype and award nominations I am usually let down by the movie. Deanna and I went for beers at Buffalo Billiards afterwards. She really liked the movie but agreed there were some undeveloped story lines. Jake Gyllenhaal sure is gorgeous, though. Heath Leger, not so much.

Last week I saw “Syriana” which I liked a lot. It’s a thinking movie, pay attention. I will see it again because there was so much that I missed. I left the theater feeling really angry. Who really runs this country?

Corey and I are going t see the lights at Brookside Gardens tonight in Wheaton. It closes tomorrow so go if you have been thinking about it. And then the Patriots are on, at 8PM.


3 comments:

Jenna said...

Thanks for the tip on the scarf knitting project, I may just participate!

I liked brokeback but would agree that it did not entirely live up to all of the totally overblown hype. Heath Ledger, usually pretty hot but Jake does top him (woops, no pun intended). Have you seen Donnie Darko?

Lolly said...

Thanks for the movie notes - both of these are on my list... probably have to wait till spring though!

Sarah at Advancing the Plot said...

Hi Jenna: No, I haven't seen "Donnie Darko" but it's in my Netflix cue. Have you seen "Goodbye Girl," with Jennifer Anniston? A young Jake having an affair w/a married woman. It's a good movie.

Hi Lolly: so many movies, so little time!