Saturday night is movie night at our house. Sometimes there’s popcorn, other times licorice, and most always there’s yarn and needles in my hands. Last night’s DVD was “The Grey”. I’d never heard of it, but it stars Liam Neeson and for me, that’s enough. Without giving anything away, it involves Alaska, a plane crash, survivors and wolves. What we thought was interesting was that spoken dialogue was muted and almost indiscernable throughout the film. Only the sounds of weather and wolf cries were loud and clear. A bit avant-garde, but we tend to give directors’ the benefit of the doubt (except for Moulin Rouge – there was absolutely no excuse for that piece of ……). We watched all 117 minutes of it and quite enjoyed it even if we didn’t completely get the whole thing. It wasn’t until we switched to TV afterwards that we discovered one of our speakers had a loose connection – the one that pumps out sound from dialogue on HD programming, and apparently Blu-Ray. We laughed ’til we cried and then laughed some more. Avant-garde indeed.
Because I actually had to watch the whole movie to find out what was going on, I wasn’t able to work on my lace-weight shawl. Instead, I started a pair of fingerless mitts. It’s still cold here during morning dog walks, sometimes even mitten-cold, but these will certainly help.
The pattern is Mitt Envy using Diamond Luxury Collection Foot Loose in Evening (#26). This is possibly my all-time favourite sock yarn. Love it!