Avatar, Whip It, and Adventures in Crocheting

This week is Spring Break and I decided to take Saturday off from worrying, assignments and studying.  We went off to the movies for the first time in two years.  The hubby had bugged me since it came out to go watch it but I wasn’t really interested.  After adjusting to the 3D glasses and the objects jutting out at me, I actually enjoyed it.  The special effects are amazing.  The experience is intense.  I did like the storyline.  Good guy goes to new world to obtain information for the future bad guy.  Good guy becomes absorbed into the new world (which is gorgeous).  Good guy falls for the girl but unintentionally betrays girl.  I would recommend going to see it in 3D!  It really does help the movie.  This comes from someone who generally doesn’t like things jumping out at her.

The other movie I watched at home was Whip It.  This was a feel good movie with a solid coming to age storyline.  Bliss, the main character, is searching for who she is.  Her mother pushes her into beauty pageants while she’d rather be wearing combat boots.  She begins to find herself with a group of very tough roller derby girls.  She discovers something she is great at and loves.  I borrowed this one but will have to pick it up.  I had to look up the local roller derby team here.  I wonder if I could take the beating!

Finally, I did do some crocheting.  I did the chain and a few rows.  It did not look as good as it did in the book.  I think it is a lot harder than knitting.  I will continue to try to teach myself, but jumped over to a baby blanket project in some pretty pastels that seem to melt in my hands.


I have tried to keep up with everything, and knitting hasn’t been a top priority.  Since, I finished the Felted Heating Pad, I’ve been a little stuck.  I want to make a lacy scarf with a very fine yarn, but I it is not easy.  I have to try to memorize the eyelet pattern so I don’t mess it up to severely.

On my way home, I stopped by the library and to my surprise- grabbed Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet, The Happy Hooker.  And no- I haven’t found a new way to support my yarn addiction.  I can crochet, but not well.  When I was a little girl my mother tried to teach me, and I refused to listen to her.  She went away for the weekend and when she returned, I had crocheted a pair of slippers.  I can make many things, as long as they aren’t square and don’t require a pattern.  This weekend’s yarn goal will be to learn the basics of crochet.  I’ll report back to you soon.