Friday, March 28, 2008

A Movie Meme and Sock Wars III

The Movie Meme

Saw this one and had to join in. Here are 10 lines from some of my favorite movies. Some are obscure. Kind of like me. All are on IMDB, but don't cheat and look them up. I'll post answers when someone posts a comment with the right movie. Some of these are painfully obvious, but still some of my favorite movies that make me laugh.

1. How much for the little girl? How much for the women?

2. Sometimes you gotta say "What the F*ck", make your move. Joel, every now and then, saying" What the F*ck", brings freedom. Freedom brings opportunity.

3. Badges. We don't need no stinkin' badges.

4. After all, the wool from a black sheep is just as warm.

5. Pick me out a winner Bobby.

6. Yippee-kay-yay, mother f*****.

7. You be careful out among those English.

8. Get off my plane!

9. No matter where you go, there you are.

10. Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?

Now for some knitting stuff. I made this shrug for my sister out of Shaefer Yarns Elaine in the Coretta Scott King Colorway. Looks completely different. The yarn is a joy to work with. It is a thick/thin yarn -- 99% merino with 1% nylon. Finished it on Easter at my sister's house where we had dinner.

The day before Easter, which was also my late father's birthday, was the Grand Re-Opening for Ewe and I. It was a bittersweet day. The customers were great -- we had great traffic. But I really wished he had been there to see it all. I know he was looking down on me and was proud, but I would have turned over everything in the register and more to have had him there.

Mom saw the shop for the first time. She picked out a colorway of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande for the same shrug I made my sister. I didn't have time to wind any of the yarn at the shop, so I had mom hold the skein around her hands on Easter night so I could wind the first skein into a ball. I cast on and now it's almost done.

My one regret about owning a yarn store -- I have less time to knit now than I did before. Hopefully, Mom's shrug will be done in the next day or so. I may have to knit a wedding shawl in the near future -- my niece is deciding if she would like some lace to wear with her wedding gown. I would be honored to knit it for her.

Finally, Sock Wars III. Some of you might know that registration is now open for Sock Wars III. If you don't know what Sock Wars are, try this article in the Wall Street Journal. For anyone who stops into Ewe and I with a copy of their e-mail showing they registered for Sock Wars III, they will get 20% off sock yarn and appropriate needles to "arm" themselves for battle. So long as you have not been assassinated, the discount continues. May the fastest fingers win. We are ordering some of the "official" Tofusties color, if that's your poison. Otherwise, we have tons of neat sock yarn for you to pick off someone with.

Well, it's taken me about five days to write this post -- better get it online.

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