Tuesday, January 29, 2013

yarn porn and a few interesting links


i've bought yarn for this.
at my local yarn & bra shop.
as one does.
i got extraordinarily sweet and helpful service.
this photo doesn't do the yarn justice.
it's still a bit too dark outside.
but i'm impatient.


edited: here's a bit better shot.
but it never did get that light today.

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in light of recent intrigues events in the peyton place little town where i live, i thought that to comfort myself, i'd make a little list of the things i understand about danish culture after 15 years of living in the midst of it:


well, that was a short list. odd that one can become more bewildered as the years pass rather than more enlightened. actually, the problem isn't that i don't understand the danes, it's that i understand them very well and reject some of the tribe-like aspects of their cultural behavior. but that's something quite different. and it apparently provokes the hell out of them. 

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i adore the oatmeal. this is a seriously well-done sponsor post.

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the stern report got it wrong. it's way worse.

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rather disturbing insight into hitler's life through his own home movies
i'm not sure what i make of it - i'm intrigued by the story of the search for them and the finding of them,
but disturbed by the idyllic scenes of the movies themselves.
it does make one understand hannah arendt's banality of evil all the more.

4 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

I'm laughing as I write this but every time I see stuff about different colors I think of this scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVMDS3qeLb8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

julochka said...

i don't think we're allowed to characterize yellow as gay anymore. :-)

celkalee said...

I have been making this exact blanket off and on for a few months. Two more colors to go and I frogged it just the other day. Didn't like my colors. Will do it again though. It is the perfect, mindless, comforting project. Good luck, can't wait to see how yours comes together.

Amanda said...

I'm making this very same blanket! Can't wait to see how yours comes out. It's very easy to make up. I love your color selection!