Sunday, November 21, 2004

Zooming in on Crochet

My son enjoyed his Birthday; he didn't receive any crochet kits as gifts but there was a crochet sighting.   If you watch the movie "The Incredibles" you'll see it.  They kind of zoom in on it for just a bit -- enough so that you can make out a bit of stitch detail.  And for them to do that, considering that it's a computer generated movie, that's amazing!  No, it's better than that.  It's (drum roll please) "Incredible!" (lol -- oh! I couldn't resist!  lol)

    When to spot it? ... when the main character, Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), is helping a little old lady out with insurance claims while they're in his tiny cubicle.

     Overall impression of the movie:  Good.  The whole family liked it but I found it disturbing in spots.  I wasn't prepared that there'd be so much shooting.  Especially when the cronies fire upon the children.   We spent the evening last night fielding many questions from the kids, and no doubt will be discussing this for awhile.

Today we'll be spending time with my best friend and her family.  She's been crocheting since her childhood too.  Can you believe that we never got together and shared our crocheting until after we had kids?  lol  ... I know! 

It's so good to be out of the closet!  I think more people would enjoy it more once they come out of the "crocheter's closet" and share it with others.  Take my new internet pal Sheila for example.  We met on a message board a few months back.  Now in reading her blog (link is to the left), Sheila's Web Journal, I find that she's totally hooked!  Give her a visit and see if you agree!  <<Grins>>

OK, it's rare that I'm up at 5:00 in the morning so I'm going to try & catch some more Zzzzzz's.  I haven't forgotten about the promised pictures -- they're coming!  :)

1 comment:

shooser1 said...

Hello, my name is Sheila and I'm a "hooker".  And yes, you have it correct, I'm very much "hooked"!!!  I blame a lot of that on you!  LOL!  Okay, maybe only a little.  Your journal is where I start my "trail of blogs" though.  I read yours, click on someone else's link, read theirs, then click on a link there and so on and so on.  Its nice to see a growing group of crocheter's who keep journals.  They're so inspiring to me.  While I think its out of my league right now, the local vocational school has Saturday enrichment courses in the month of February and I think I'd like to try teaching a beginning crochet course.  Its never been offered before in the 10 years I've been here.  My only problem I think would be working with lefties.  But that is a far-off into the future kind of thing.  I might have to ask you about it privately.  I wouldn't know how to start.

That is funny about the "crochet sighting".  I'm very happy that your son had a great birthday, as we all should at any age!!!

Take care, Dee
Sheila