Tuesday, 28 April 2009


I got a tiny little parcel on Monday morning.

It's for a secret project that I'm doing off-blog.

I've been keeping an eye on Spindlecat's Etsy shop for a long time, even before she got a mention in the Spring 2009 issue of IK (page 7), but it wasn't until now that I've finally worked up an excuse to buy these, lovely little hammered silver rings.

The project needs lots of markers (or my addled brain needs them; it depends on how you look at it) but the yarn is very fine so I wanted tiny ones that wouldn't get in the way. She made these as a special order for me.

These are perfect. You can click.

I've lost one already.

After I wrote about the film Still Life in my last post, a comment from Lisa R-R made me realize that it was the same director who made The World, which I wrote about here.

They're very different-looking films, but I'm not surprised they're by the same person. This and this say it rather better than I can. Well worth seeing, both of them, if you're at all interested in Chinese cinema - but then if you are, you probably already knew that...

I went to see In the Loop on Sunday, and laughed a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing it again, and to watching the extras on the DVD. It keeps the frenzied style of the original The Thick of It, and the magnificent swearing, and has many of the same actors although the characters they play have different names, with the exception of Peter Capaldi whose character is still called Malcolm Tucker.

I shudder to think what he's saying.


Raveller said...

Oooh, sparkly! You'll find it again.

Knitting Linguist said...

I want a movie with magnificent swearing that makes me laugh! Unfortunately, I'm betting I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD to see it, as I haven't heard about it in the theatres here. I love those stitch markers -- I'm off to check out what else she has! :)

juliet said...

Little packages often seem even more exciting than big ones - maybe I'm getting old and appreciate quality over quantity, but there is something about the small and perfectly formed. Happy knitting with them - now we are all intrigued