Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today's Adventure: Inside my studio

I've been watching a lot of Inside the Actor's Studio lately. I love the part at the end where James Lipton asks the questionnaire used by his hero Bernard Pivot, so I'm going to answer it.

What is your favorite word? Yes.

What is your least favorite word? Moist. It sounds way too dirty for common every-day usage.

What sound or noise do you love? The Huz's laugh. It is infectious.

What sound or noise do you hate? A child's inconsolable sobbing.

What turns you on? Applause.

What turns you off? Spiders.

What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like to work at Sea World as a dolphin or killer whale trainer.

What profession would you not like to attempt? Grave digger.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say to you when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Now you know.

Wanna play? Copy and paste on your blog, and put in your own answers. Have fun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Today's Adventure: Knitting

My twin brother wants me to teach him how to knit.

This is because he wants to make things that he wanted me to make that I simply have not gotten around to making. For example, he wants a scarf to match this hat:
I made him this hat two Christmases ago, and he wears it pretty much daily. Except for the time when he lost it, and he was very, very sad. He called me, and said, in the most forlorn voice, "Can you make me a new hat? I lost it, and I can't find it!" He found it before I got around to making a new one.

So he wants a scarf to match. I've never known my brother to wear scarves, except when we infrequently went to the mountains to ski/snowboard, or when we went to London in December 1997. Which is why I didn't make a matching scarf in the first place. But he wants one.

I have the perfect idea for a scarf, too. It's going to be an illusion scarf, like this one. See, when you look at the scarf straight on, it's just a normal, striped scarf. But when you look at it from an angle, you can see there's a design on it. So like that. But with skulls, right? And facing the right way, so when you see the skulls they are right side up, not lying on their sides. So awesome! But I need to figure out how to get my original skull design from the hat into a knitter's chart and get the illusion thing to work out. Which takes time. And effort. And yarn. All of which I have right now. Except the effort thing. I'm so lazy!!

But I found a chart! Someone has done my work for me!! Well, most of it - I need to modify it a little to get it to look like my skull, and I'm not doing the crossbones. But I think my brother is getting a scarf (Ravelry link) for Christmas this year!!!!