Media of the Week

Book

Why yes, I have been reading, believe it or not. I picked up “Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served Anne Boleyn” by Sylvia Barbara Soberton last week. It’s nonfiction. I’m enjoying it. I’m learning new things! I heard about it on one of the two Tudor podcasts I’ve mentioned before. I think I’m going to give up on fiction books for now, unless it’s something epic.

Series

Los Espookys is back with a new season! I wish we had rewatched season one before we watched the first episode of season two, but we’ve already watched season one twice. I’m just glad it’s back. Bip bip.

Movie

A+ to “All About Evil” for using a knitting needle as an implement of death with actual knitting attached! This film started a little flat, and we were concerned we weren’t going to get through it. But Bob and I both love Natasha Lyonne, so we hung in there. And boy, am I glad we did! It got weirder and weirder — so slowly it was almost imperceptible until it smacked you in the face. At one point I announced, “I officially love this movie!” Jack Donner was a creepy delight. Natasha Lyonne’s progression into stereotypical Hollywood starlet made me cackle. Thomas Dekker playing it straight kept it all real enough. Cassandra Peterson because Elvira. If you love weird horror, you’ll like it. Hang in there!

Knit Like the Wind

Time to watch the Joe Bob Christmas horror marathon on Shudder and knit like the wind!

Sleeve number two is underway!

I only have one sleeve to knit, then I have to sew it on, then finish a hat, in two days! Do you think I can do it? I think I can do it. I’d better stop blogging and start knitting.

Also, Joe Bob was complaining about cranberry sauce, but it’s clear to me he’s never had homemade, whole cranberry sauce. I would eat that year round. Maybe I’ll extend cranberry sauce season to include New Year’s alongside black eyed peas and greens.

October is for Horror Movie Knitting

Bob surprised me today by putting on Joe Bob Brigg’s Horror Marathon on Shudder. I love horror movies, even bad ones. Maybe especially the bad ones. I watch horror all year, but we seem to watch nothing else as Halloween approaches.

We just watched Tourist Trap. Spoiler alert: this movie is from 1979, but in case you haven’t seen it and are considering watching this gem from bygone days of yore, you might want to skip ahead one paragraph.

Chuck Connors is hamming it up as a deranged serial killer who chops up unsuspecting daytrippers and brings them back to life as mannequins. The surrealism of the mannequins made this film really fun to watch. Apparently the director trained with Luis Bunuel. It shows.

I am still plodding along on Harald’s plain gray sweater. I’m almost done with the back. I decided on set in sleeves. I’m going to knit mock cables on the front, gansey style. So I guess I can’t call it plain anymore.

What is your favorite thing to watch while knitting?