Tuesday, July 10, 2007

All the Hype

Sometimes a lot of excitement can lead to a let down. You know... you get all enthusiastic about a new movie, or say, a yarn you've never tried, but it the end it can't live up to it's hype and just leaves you disappointed? Actually, very few widely hyped movies ever live up to my expectations by the time I see them... when you're expecting amazing, even great will hardly fit the bill. And, btw, I'm the worst because when I've seen a show or move that I just love, my enthusiasm is readily imposed upon anyone who even happens to bump into me while I'm in my love fest.


(Did I mention how much I'm loving the first two seasons of House? How it's the greatest show with the greatest character e-v-e-r?? Oh, and I was also very pleasantly surprised with Evan Almighty. It was a terrific family movie although my 4 yo may have been a bit young as he was quite confused on several points, "Isn't God up there (pointing to the sky), Mommy?" and "Didn't Noah build the ark?" I'm also fairly sure that he will be confusing Morgan Freeman with God for some time to come, but I think we can work through it.)


At any rate, I didn't really intend to get into movies, I was actually talking a bout yarn... more specifically, that much hyped, can't wait to try it type of yarn which for me was Yarn Pirate. Now I have to tell you that I've wanted some of this yarn since I first heard of it just because of the name, so when it was featured at One Planet Yarn and Fiber in a colorway that just screamed Tammy (really, don't you hear it?), I knew I had to have it.


Well, I hate to admit it, but when I received it, I was a bit disappointed. It didn't seem quite as squishy as I like and the colors didn't seem as saturated as some. Then when I cast on, I wasn't sure what the colors were going to do... stripe, clump, muddle. The big let down was surely imminent...


But then I knit... and knit some more. I kept going, stitch after stitch. I was pretty sure I didn't want to do a pattern with such bold colors so stockinette (with a hope and a prayer) it was. And guess what? I love it! Everything about it! The beautiful (and unique) color combo, the depth of the color, the casual striping, the feel. No disappointment here fellow knitters!


I felt that such a piece of work certainly deserved a special heel so last night I spent 2 episodes of House knitting a short-row or wrap-and-turn (whatever) heel. But I didn't like it. So I - ripped - it - out! Very few socks would have been worthy of this kind of treatment from me!


All that to say... Yarn Pirate rocks! I'm in love!

Oh, and the "Detective" book is good too! Just saying.

6 comments:

Charity said...

Oooh, just what I need, a new yarn to add to my must-have list! :0) This is looking really pretty, I like it!

Becca said...

Don't worry, I thought George Burns was God when i was a kid and I'm not too messed up.

I shall admire your Yarn Pirate and sternly tell myself that I need no more yarn. It is really pretty, though.

Season 2 was the best of House. I am anxiously awaiting season 4 to begin! Watching TBS reruns of "Stuart Little" to get my Hugh Laurie fix just doesn't cut it.

amanda said...

I have never seen the earlier seasons of House. I should add them to Netflix. And, I hope your son understands that Morgan Freeman isn't God, but your story did make me giggle a little - it was cute :)

Laura said...

We love House! (And Monk, and Psych.)

Your Yarn Pirate is great! I'm starting a new pair of socks today to knit at the movies...

uberstrickenfrau said...

I saw your comment on 5elementknitr comments and I rushed over here to say AMEN! I hate toe up. And I always wanted some yarn pirate yarn, the colors look so yummie.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ooh Yarn Pirate is on my want-it-have-to-have-it list!! The sock looks great btw...