...or When Will I Get My First Hearing Aid?
I often knit while "watching" TV, which means that I actually listen to the TV much more than see the TV. When commercials for The Departed began airing several months ago, I could have sworn, one of the first times it was on, that it was Who Farted? Now that would have been a much different movie, appealing to a completely different demographic. I laugh about it every time a commercial airs. (Who would have? Survey says it could have been any of them -- everyone does it, just like you and me -- DeNiro, Nicholson, DiCaprio, Damon, Wahlberg, Sheen, Baldwin...)
One of my guilty pleasures, lately, is Dancing With the Stars. I used to watch ballroom competitions when they were aired in obscure time slots, only on PBS and, years before Dancing hit prime time, I actually tried to get a group of friends together to take lessons. I still think it would be a fun thing to do -- not to mention great exercise (much more fun than walking). Anyway, the other night, while watching Dancing, there were a lot of advertisements for a new show, The Great American Dream Vote, hosted by Donny Osmond, which I heard as The Great American Dreamboat. It may help to know that Donny was my pre-teen heart-throb -- the only one for me. (And yes, even dreamboats do...)
Guess what? I've got knitting and pictures! This is the ABC Sweater from Debbie Bliss Nursery Knits for which I'm using Rowan Handknit DK Cotton from stash. I started with, and have finished, both sleeves and I'm closing in on the back. It's a fun knit and quick! The only change I've made is in the direction of one of the cables -- so that the right one twists right and the left one twists left, instead of both in the same direction.
Oh, and I forgot to mention Iowa yesterday -- the Midwest Sheep/Wool/Fiber Festi list includes Iowa! It was a lot of fun working on those lists, but it sure makes me wish I had more free time and money -- a lot more money! Those festival sites are a treasure trove, by the way -- the vendor lists are a gold mine of little-known, but often extraordinary, producers.