January 29, 2012

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller

For whatever reason, I haven't been able to get the deliciously cheesy one man band music from Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller out of my head. So, I decided I needed to revisit this movie from my childhood.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this movie, here's the basic gist. Stamp collecting is cool. Tommy Tricker is a prankster, Ralph is his stamp collecting friend. They discover the secret of "stamp travel" and go off in search of some fancy old stamp collection which belonged to Charles Merriweather. A 12-year-old Rufus Wainright sings "I'm Running".

Something I had forgotten about this movie, Tommy Tricker is a huge douchebag. Scamming or stealing from your friends just isn't cool. Also, the main character/hero of this movie is Ralph, so why isn't it called Ralph and the Stamp Traveller? I guess it doesn't roll off the tongue as nice.

What I didn't know about this movie, is it's the seventh in a series of children's movies created by Les Productions la FĂȘte, called Tales for All. I've seen a few of the movies in the series and am now thinking I should go back and try to watch them all.

Never one to sit idly while watching a movie, I decided to honour this Canadian movie by spinning a yarn that is reminiscent of the colours of autumn, and the various shades of the falling maple leaves.

It doesn't look like much now, but I'm pretty sure it'll end up being pretty nifty.

January 26, 2012

Things I should hate but I don't...

So, there's this song that's currently making its rounds on a local radio station. A song which initially, I hated. I hated this song as much as Gargamel hated the Smurfs.

Unless, of course, he's eating them...

The song in question is Midnight City by M83.

It seems this song has grown on me. Don't get me wrong, I don't love this song, or even like it really, but I find myself not changing the station when it comes on anymore.

What do you think of Midnight City?

January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday - January 25, 2012

For the past 6 months or so, I've been hosting a sock KAL. This month, I've been a very bad host and am way behind on my sock knitting. I blame the "studying", you know, spinning yarn instead of reading my books....

Anyhoo, the socks for this month are Diamond Gansey Socks by Wendy D. Johnson.

This is the first of 12 pairs of socks promised to Mr. Social to be made in 2012. Chances of finishing these by the end of the month are slim, but I'm going to do my best.

January 23, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

Wow! Who knew that January would be so busy??? The last few weeks had me knitting up a storm to stock my shop, spinning a little bit and studying for an upcoming exam (it's on Thursday, yikes!).

Some of the things I've created the past few weeks:

The smallest Jayne hat ever!

Dalek Hat of my own design - Prototype #1

Handspun yarns. The middle one is my first ever corespun!

Taking a peak in my shop, I realize I've been on a crazy hat kick. I think I need to add more variety. Good thing that exam time is almost here. As soon as it's done I can start sewing again!

January 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday - January 4, 2012

It's WIP Wednesday! This weeks edition showcases something I've never attempted before... a baby sweater. It feels to weird to be knitting something small enough to fit a teacup human!!

Right now, it's smaller than a sheet of paper O.o

I do love how fast it's working up, which is good as I need to have this done for this weekend to send along as a baby shower gift.

January 2, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new

Good riddance to 2011. What a roller coaster of a year! 2012 will be so much better, I'm sure of it.

Mr. Social and I ushered in the year in the classiest way possible. With some pink bubbly.

Apparently we only have 1 champagne glass in the house...

I have big plans for 2012. One of which is I'd like to go back to school. The first thing I did this year was submit my college application. I look forward to the rest of the application process and can't wait to go back!

We're also planning a trip! Looks like we're going to head to Portugal (!!!) in the fall. I've never been there before! I haven't been away in a couple years, so it's nice having something to look forward to.

As far as crafting goes, so far I'm on a roll! I've finished 3 projects already (okay, okay, 2 of them were started in 2011, but they were finished in 2012) and have started several more. I started to learn to crochet. I've even got most of a yarn completed! Here's a look at what I've done so far:

Happy New Year Everyone!

Oh! I almost forgot! Remember the naughty hat I was working on? It's finished and was given to a friend :)