Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ah'll Be Bahck

We just watched the very beginning of the first Terminator movie on one of our movie channels. I haven't seen it in ages. When the Terminator (who is, of course, played by Arnold Schwarzenneger) lands in the present, he's buck naked. He stands up and treats you to a nice booty shot. Bill pointed out "There's the governor of California's butt!" But it gets better. After he takes in a view of the LA panorama (for some reason he lands up at Griffith Observatory), he walks over to some punks who are messing around with the telescope. He's still naked. And he's coming at you, not going away. It's relatively dark, but you are definitely able to see some floppage. So I can now say that I've seen the governor of California's doo-dah! Me and a zillion other people...

Don't blame me - I voted against the recall.

For any of you who have any lingering questions about the whole copyright thing, Jenna has a great FAQ section on her site. It answers almost any question you could ever have, from a legal standpoint (and she IS a lawyer).

And now on to what you're really here for...socks!

Shelley finished up some blue brownie-point socks for her nephew. Nice work!

Julie finished her January socks while watching the BBC Pride & Prejudice. Sock knitting and Colin Firth - what could be better? She made up her own pattern and it is muy cool!

New socker Kathy gets some brownie points for her very nifty cabled socks.

Jill finally overcame her Jaywalking difficulties to get her J!

I just got back from a great class, How To Get Published, taught by the always fabulous Leigh Radford at Lint. She brought in a bunch of examples of things that she has submitted, including her very first proposal to IK (which was accepted, of course) and her book proposal for Alterknits. It was great to see how she does things, and I got lots of ideas. Her first sweater proposal was so cool - the theme of the magazine was going to be something like "You're sitting at a cafe in Paris overlooking the Seine - what are you wearing?" Leigh came up with a very creative idea to put her proposal inside the pages of Madame Bovary. She went to Powell's and got an old French version of the book and put her sketches and text on little cards that she taped to pages inside the book. How cool is that?

She also brought an advance copy of her next book, One Skein, which will be coming out in March. There were a ton of great projects. One of my favorites was a set of tiny felted bowls. I can't wait to get my hands on my own copy! Go to her website and you can sign up for her mailing list to be notified when it comes out and where she's going to be doing signings.

I got a bunch of great yarn, too (gotta take advantage of that 10% discount!), but you'll have to wait for Yarn Porn Monday to see it.


Blogger lexa said...

You got to see the rare original version of The Terminator! The original version someone else did Arnold's voice and you get the naked scenes. They redid it with him doing his own voice, and they cut out the frontal nudity, too. I have it on VHS, and it's the cleaned-up one. Don't see the original very often anymore.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous jillian said...

And apparently, he'll be front, too! Bad pun, but I just couldn't help myself. I didn't vote for him, either :)

3:33 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

After reading the comments, I realize why I don't remember seeing anything when I saw the movie. I'm bummed!

3:56 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Kathy's socks are SO very awesome. They match the sleeves for the sweater she's working on, too! :)

10:59 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Ooh, floppage!! Reading the comments above, I guess I've never seen the floppage version, either. I think I would've remembered THAT! ;-) Your class with Leigh Radford sounds awesome! It must be so neat to hear her tell her story and how she got where she did. Her new book sounds fantastic, too. I never know what to do when you've only got a skein of yarn from a project leftover, so I'll definitely be looking into this one. Lookin' forward to the p*Rn, girlie! ;-) Take care! :-)

12:50 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Wow! An advance look at One Skein! I have to say, that is the one knitting book I am most looking forward to. It must be such fun to get to meet her and see her ideas. Lucky you!

Also, give me a brownie point please...I finished my Jaywalkers! :)

6:46 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Wow, everyone's socks look great. I managed to finish another pair in January, and maybe a third if I get back to knitting instead of playing on the internet!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Terminator, great movie! Bill Paxton is one of those punks. Thanks for all the sock updates, I'm enjoying all the projects. How do you find the time!

8:32 AM  
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8:36 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I finished a pair of Opal 6-Ply socks for a gift for friend that had to be gifted yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture because I forgot! And they are already gone cause they were washed, dried and wrapped within an hour of them being finished! Oops!

Karen aka The CrazyBasketLady

8:37 AM  

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