Wednesday, December 31, 2003

New Year's Eve

Yesterday was our anniversary - 31 years! We went to ROTK and then out for dinner. I loved the movie, but it reinforced my preference for watching movies at home. The sound was SO LOUD that even my husband thought it was too loud. (if you were a fly on the wall in my house you would know why that is a good indicator of loud noises!) Even the volume level couldn't deter from the beauty of the film. I loved the close-ups of the clothing. The green shawls were beautiful and Gandalf's white cape was gorgeous, with a quilted undercape. I don't know the weave structure, but it was breathtaking.

I've been playing with my new electric bobbin winder. I think I'll be using one of my leather garden gloves when I'm winding fine threads. Let me tell you that thing rocks. After a little fiddling I got the feel for how much pressure I needed for different speeds. I'm about half way through a scarf for Laura. It's a mohair/acrylic blend from WEBS that I picked up at Stitches last year - one's a variegated peach and the warp is variegated brown.

Usually I'm grumpy on New Year's Eve because I didn't get enough done over the vacation, but this year I've got an additional three days. Yippee!


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! Happy new year, too!

  2. Happy anniversary!
    And I too prefer watching movies at home, because I always get the idiot behind me who needs the entire plot explained!

  3. Good idea about the gardening gloves (one of those "why didn't I think of it" moments). And Happy Anniversary!