Thursday, November 22, 2007

December KAL!

I know it's been a bit quiet here. I know that several of you have found us over at Ravelry, and others have been very busy. For December we're going to do a pairing of movie and pattern like the one we did in the summer. This month we are also having a contest, details to be found at the end of this post. So without further ado...

For our December movie selection, we will be pairing movies with a knitting pattern.

Our December movies are: Emerald Forest (1985) and Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

While we watch these films, please KAL with us with one of these suggested patterns: Foliage, The Forest Canopy Shawl, Backyard Leaves scarf from Scarfstyle, Falling Leaves socks, or Embossed Leaves Socks from Favorite Socks. Crochet enthusiasts, let me know if there is a suitable pattern that fits this theme and we can add it to the pattern options.

To make it more interesting, let's have a contest to! Post a review of one of the movies AND a FO picture of your finished project on this blog by midnight of December 31st, and be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Hitchcock selections!

I've tabulated the votes and have come up with our November Selections. Please watch along with us:


"When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants."


"A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. "

North by Northwest

"A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive."

All plot synopsis in quotes are from the website.

It was a close race and many other movies like Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Notorious, Psycho, The Birds, etc. came very close, so if the top three choices don't appeal, feel free to see any Hitchcock you want. We'll discuss them all!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

November Hitchcock!

Hey everyone!

It's time to pick the Hitchcock movies we are going to watch together next month. We'll combine our nominations and voting this time, so nominate/vote for up to three Alfred Hitchcock directed movies by Wednesday October 24th. I will tabulate the movies voted for and announce our Hitchcock choices by Friday, October 26th.

And don't forget to post any thoughts and/or projects that you've worked on while watching this month's selections: 28 days later, 28 weeks later, and/or A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Friday, October 05, 2007

28 Days Later - a mini review

I had a chance to rewatch 28 Days Later and was impressed all over again at what a good movie it is. Yes, it is a horror, but it's also a movie about what happens to people when the worst happens. What kind of person will you be if disaster strikes? Will you be like Jim, Frank, and Megan and not give up on you humanity and caring about people even if all you've known is lost? Will you be like Major Henry West and his soldiers and make up your own rules no matter what the human cost just to rebuild? How the characters deal with the horror and the choices facing them is what makes the movie so good.

Then I have to pay attention to the new treatment of zombies themselves. The infected in this movie are incredibly fast. This makes them terrifying. A scene that never fails to give me the shivers is the scene in the underground tunnel. This scene uses the notion of fleeing animals to great effect as a truly horrifying chase scene ensues.

So has anyone else had a chance to see 28 Days Later? I have plans to see 28 Weeks later when it comes out on DVD this month, and am looking forward to making comparisons.
But for now: What did you find most interesting about this movie? What was the most terrifying? What do you think the virus "Rage" is really? Are the soldiers and Major West totally evil, or can they be sympathized with somewhat?

Monday, October 01, 2007

October - 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks later

It's October and it's time for some scary movies! The weather seems just right for a good scary movie too. It's starting to get quite cool at night, and why does it seem like it's just getting darker and darker, earlier and earlier these days?

For the horror adverse, we also chose A Nightmare Before Christmas.

As always, feel free to post your thoughts or the projects you worked on while watching!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Grosse Pointe Blank

Ok I rewatched Grosse Pointe Blank! Great movie with lots of memorable lines. The thought did occur to me that John Cusack is perfect for this role. You could imagine some of the characters he played in the teen movies like Better off Dead and Say Anything growing up to be Martin Blank. I've never gone to a reunion. I have my 15th coming up this year. I've never felt the desire too, for some of the same reasons Martin doesn't (not the hired killer part, the I don't have anything in common anymore with these people part. I did fully enjoy this movie and watching his experience with coming home though.

Memorable quote: "They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"

Has anyone else seen this movie or Clueless or Heathers yet? Post your thoughts!

Also a reminder. If you wish to participate in the Yarn and a Movie Swap, please email kathie AT charter DOT net by September 25. If you leave a comment on this blog, she may not get it as she is a moderator over at the Ravelry group.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Our September through November movie selections!

The votes left here and at the fiberflix craftalong blog have been tabulated. It was a very close race, but we do have winning movies. A quick review first: all are invited to watch and knit/spin/crochet along with these movie selections. I will put up discussion posts where we can then talk about the movies, and perhaps share what we were working on while watching them. Sounds like fun? I think so!

So what are the final movie selection winners?

September: Theme "Back to School"

Grosse Pointe Blank, Clueless, Heathers

October: Theme "Monster Movies"

28 Days Later, 28 weeks later (this movie comes out on DVD on October 9th! Convenient, no?)

For the horror adverse, the next runner up is A Nightmare before Christmas

November: Theme "Director Retrospective"

We're going to take a closer look at Alfred Hitchcock this month. In October, I'll post a list of movies that Hitchcock directed and we'll vote to choose 2 or 3 to watch together in November.

So start loading up those Netflix queues! Discussion posts on Grosse Pointe Blank, Clueless and Heathers will be posted soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Voting and a Swap

Ok, so the nominations are in! Between the blog and the Ravelry group we got some really great nominations, so I decided to add them all in to the vote. Please leave your votes in the comments to this post. If you are a member of Ravelry, please leave your vote in the thread over at the Fiberflix group. You can vote for up to 2 movies per month. Voting ends on Friday, August 31st. Also, after you vote, scroll down to the bottom of the post for a new swap sign-up. It's another yarn and a movie swap but with a Halloween twist.

September: Back to School Movies

Breakfast Club
Back to School
Sixteen Candles
Grosse Pointe Blank
School of Rock
Bring it On
Dazed and Confused
Mean Girls
Rock and Roll High School

October - Monster Movies

Night of the Hunter
The Others
28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
The Mummy (1932)/The Mummy (1999)
Dracula (1931)/Dracula (1992)
Gojira (the orginal Godzilla)
Van Helsing
The Corpse Bride
Nightmare Before Christmas
Ed Wood

November - Director Retrospective

Billy Wilder (Some Like it Hot, The Apartment, The Seven Year Itch, Sabrina, Stalag 17, Double Indemnity, etc)

Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, Marnie, Rebecca, etc.)

Akira Kurosawa (The Seventh Samurai, Ran, The Hidden Fortress, Dreams, Shadow Warrior, etc.)

Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Michael Collins, Breakfast on Pluto, Interview with a Vampire, We're no Angels)

Robert Altman (A Prairie Home Companion, Gosford Park, The Company, Short Cuts, The Player, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, MASH, Nashville)

Tim Burton (Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, Mars Attacks)

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Clerks 2, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats)

Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia)

Also, over on Ravelry there's a Yarn and a Movie Swap - the Halloweeen edition starting up. Here's the info. If you are interested please email Kathie at kathie AT charter DOT net to sign up.

"Yarn and a Movie" Swap
On suggestion from DiniKnits and with the blessing of CraftyLilly I bring you "Yarn and a Movie"!
Note At this time, the swap is open to those in the US and Canada due to region issues with dvd's. However we do have several people in this group who are in the UK and other locations outside the US & Canada, If there are enough of you who are interested we can match you up in the swap, just message me and let me know your interested.
Official Swap Rules and other Stuff...
1) Sign-ups Officially start Wednesday, August 22nd and will end Tuesday, Sept 25th @ Midnight PST. Swap partners will be distributed by Sept 30th. Packages can be sent anytime in October, but please be sure to get the package out in time for delivery by the 31st. To sign up please send me a message, or post your intent here. (We could also use an angel or two for just in cases)
2) This is a theme oriented swap, not everyone likes horror films so the categories are as follows horror/thriller/suspense. After you are paired up with your swap partner, you will exchange a short questionnaires (which I will post when we are ready to post partners) and a list of 5 movies in this genre that you would like to see.
3) What will be swapped?
a) A movie of course, preferably a new one.
b) Munchies to make movie night fun, this could be popcorn, candy, chips, anything that you think your swap partner might enjoy. You could also use this as an opportunity to include some type of local snack item that might not be readily available in your swap partners area.
c) Yarn!! Enough to make a small project like a hat, scarf or a pair of socks, you can also include any extra goodies you might want to pass on to your swap partner.
4) I'm thinking we are looking at about $40 per package plus shipping... give or take... I know there are some people who are swap shy because they have either at some point or another not received a package or got a puny package vs the spoils they sent. I do not want this swap to go down like that! If you cannot participate please do NOT sign up. There are times when once committed to something life happens, at that point please just message me and let me know, don't just disappear.
I really want this swap to go well, if you have any questions or issues please let me know. If this goes well we can probably set up do a movie swap several times a year, under different themes.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

September through November Movie Nominations!

I can't believe the summer is over. I just can't believe it! I know it's been quiet over here on the blog, but I hope you've enjoyed the Westerns this month. If you are on Ravelry and haven't joined our Fiberflix group, please do so! We are quite active over there. If you still have to receive your invite, when you do, please come join us!

It's that time to nominate films for the next three months so here are the themes:

September - "Back to School" Films. Let's nominate any movie that occurs at a school (any grade, high school, or college). There are so many choices that span so many genres! We can have a lot of fun with this one.

October - Monster Movies. Any movie that features a monster is appropriate for our nominations here. The monster can be a classic monster (the orignial Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula movies, zombie movies, etc.), or a human that has a monstrous character (Hannibal Lector movie, Cape Fear, Brotherhood of the Wolf, etc). These movies can be horrors or thrillers. In fact I'll probably have us choose one of both so that the horror adverse will have something to watch too.

November - Retrospective of a Director. Nominate your favorite film director, or one you'd like to explore further. In October we'll vote on which 2 or 3 directors films we will watch together.

Please make your nominations in the comments of this blog (one or two for each month). I will also post this on the Ravelry group to collect even more nominations. Please nominate in only one place, either here or on Ravelry.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Rustle up your six-shooters, and hop on your horse

It's time for a Western! Our August movie selections are Tombstone and/or the Magnificent Seven. If you decide to see the Magnificent Seven, it might be interesting to also see Kurosawa's The Seventh Samarai. Although The Seventh Samarai isn't technically a Western, The Magnificent Seven was based on it, so it would be interesting to do a comparison. I'm going to try to have some links up by the end of the weekend about our genre and movie selections.

Two things to look forward to:

1) I will be putting up nominations for out next movie selections in about a week or so. If you have an idea of a genre, or a topic (actor, director, theme) that you'd like to see sometime between September and November, leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.

2) If you get an invite to Ravelry, also come over and join our Fiberflix group. We've got quite a lively bunch there who love to talk about movies. I'm glad many of you that have received your invite have also joined in. I'll be posting a thread about our August selections in the next day or so.

3) Due to interest expressed with the Fiberflix group on Ravelry, I will be opening up a new Knitflix swap in September. It will have a monster/thriller theme and packages will aim to arrive around Halloween. So if you like swaps, or have missed our last two, look out for sign-ups on that.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


If you have received your invite to Ravelry, then please come and join our group! It's called Fiberflix, just like the blog. We are having a fun discussion on Guilty Pleasure movies among other things.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Let's indulge in our movie Guilty Pleasures

Hello everyone. I've finally got a few links up on our Guilty Pleasure choices, Dirty Dancing and 10 Things I Hate about You. I hope you all get a chance to see one or both this month. I will put up some discussion starters next week on our two films. To get us started though, I thought I'd share why I find Dirty Dancing to be such a guilty pleasure.

I was 13 years old when I saw this movie for the first time. I saw it on VHS at a friend's house during a sleep over. There was something just so fun, and a bit rebellious about watching this movie as a young teen with my friends. We ate popcorn and gummi bears, and drank soda and watched this movie three times at that sleepover. Monday at school had us saying, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner," to each other. Now here's the guilty pleasure part... I find that I enjoy the movie just as much as an adult. First, I still get caught up in the story, and it also brings back fond memories of me and my friends, eating junk food and watching it together.

So what about you? What makes these movies a guilty pleasure for you?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Come vote for the best Knitflix swap package!

The Knitflix Summer Blockbuster swap is complete, and I have 6 contestants for best pairing of fiber and film over at my blog. If you have a moment, pop on over and vote for your favorite! Leave your choice in the comments of the June 26th post.

Oh, and get ready for Dirty Dancing and 10 Things I Hate About You! Our July Guilty Pleasures are going to be fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Raiders talk

So, has anyone had a chance to see Raiders of the Lost Ark? I did a couple of weekends ago and was reminded just how fun this movie truly is. It's also a well made film too. Let's talk about your thoughts and impressions of the movie in the comments to this post. Here's some possible discussion ideas:

1) Were there any quotes that really stood out to you, or pieces of dialogue that you really liked?

2) What did you think of Marion as a heroine? Is she an equal match for Indy?

3) What scene(s) really stood out for you? Why?

4) Is Indy more of an archeologist or treasure hunter?

Let the discussion begin!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Our Summer Movie selections

The votes have been tallied and here are our summer picks.

Our June Summer Blockbuster will be .... Raiders of the Lost Ark

Our July Guilty Pleasure is a choice between Dirty Dancing and 10 Things I Hate about You

Our August Wester is a choice between Tombstone and The Magnificent Seven

I'll have links up for Raiders by the end of the week, and a discussion post to get us started. I'll have to show you all an old movie poster for Raiders that RM and I have up in our living room too. Hey, we're movie buffs! We decorate with the movies. *grin*

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Summer Movie Voting

Well, we didn't get a ton of people nominating films, so I thought I'd put up all the films nominated on our ballot. Please choose one movie from the nominated films for each month and vote in the comments to this post. Votes will be collected through May 29th.

June: Summer Blockbusters
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Independence Day
Sin City
2001: A Space Odyssey

July: Guilty Pleasures
Dirty Dancing
Back to the Beach
You've Got Mail
10 Things I Hate about You
9 to 5
Animal House
Weird Science
Legally Blonde

August: Westerns
High Noon
A Fistful of Dollars
The Magnificent Seven
Little Big Man

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Summer Movie Nominations!

I can't believe it's time to choose movies again. I think this time, we're going to nominate movies for June, July and August. So without further ado, here's the themes:

June - Summer Blockbusters! Let's watch an action/adventure movies together. As the weather gets warmer, I start thinking of all the fun, summer movies out there. Superhero movies, action, adventure, Sci Fi, mystery, thriller, big budgets, big stars, let's go big!

July - Guilty Pleasure picks. Do you have a movie that is a secret guilty pleasure? Nominate it, and share with the rest of us.

August - Westerns. There's something about summer that makes me want to spend some time on the range. There are so many choices out there, let's watch some together!

Nominate one or two films for each month in the comments of this post. Nominations will be collected through Monday, May 21st. Voting will begin on Tuesday May 22 and will continue until May 29th, with our selections posted by the end of the month.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Notorious Talk

I'm planning on watching Notorious this week. I've seen it before, but it's been a while. Let's start our conversation in the comments of this post. If you have any thoughts, observations, questions, or discussion topics, please comment! I'll post for Murder on the Orient Express as well.

Does anyone have any pattern ideas for Ingrid Bergman as well? Let us know what you're working on, even if it isn't related to the film. I'm interested in what you work on while watching!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Summer Blockbuster Swap

I posted about this over at my blog, but I wanted to post about this swap here too. Here's the info!

I've been thinking of doing a second Knitflix swap for some time and all the movie talk in my last post gave me the prodding I needed to put it all together. With all the summer blockbuster's coming to theaters starting on Memorial Day weekend, I thought it would be fun to make this second swap, the Summer Blockbuster Edition.

Here's the skinny:

What? We will swap 1) a favorite movie watching food/candy/beverage treat, 2) Enough yarn for a small project or some roving to spin while watching a movie 3) A DVD that you think your swap partner will enjoy.

Swap minimum: Swap items should equal around $25. Used DVD's can be sent but make sure that they work. If you buy it from Netflix or Blockbuster, please check the DVD to make sure it works. If you send yarn from your stash, then the yarn should be unknit with ball bands.

When should swap packages be sent? Swap packages should arrive at your pal's house on or around June 15th, just in time for summer vacations.

Contest! Just like last time, I'm hosting a contest at the end of the swap. Once the packages are sent, participants may email me a picture and an explanation of how their fiber/yarn fits the theme of the DVD they sent their pal. I, along with some other crafting friends will narrow down the choices to the top 3-5 entries. I will post the finalists on the fiberflix blog and ask you all to vote. The entry that garners the most votes will win some sock yarn and a set of stitch markers from me.

As a final note, swap partners will not be a secret. Like last time, swappers will be paired up and will mail packages to each other. Also, this swap is open to international swappers, but swappers will be paired according to DVD encoding regions. Therefore, US swappers will swap with each other, European swappers will swap with each other, etc. If we end up with an odd number of swappers, we'll work out some alternatives.

Sound like fun? If you'd like to join, email me at craftylilly AT gmail DOT com by May 11. I'll have matches out by May 13.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Designer Woes and Designer Highs

The good news: I finished my Silk Garden vest - WooHoo! The not so good news: It is too big. It is a combination of the fact that I have lost weight and I didn't factor the "hang factor" into my plan. Although the vest is beautiful, the weight of the fabric causes it to pull. I think I have the problem remedied and am working feverishly on a new bodice and a smaller size. Pictures tomorrow - the vest is at the shop and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to write about our day at Yarntopia.

Today was a great crochet day at Yarntopia. I missed a visit from the H-Town Crocheters - sorry ladies! Amy took good care of them and I understand they had a great time. I did get there in time for a visit from Houston's own Crochet Dude, Drew Embrowsky. It isn't everyday a celebrity walks in the door of Yarntopia. Drew's a great guy and a talented designer, we had a good time visiting about yarn, crochet, and our mutual Melissa Leapman admiration society. Stay tuned for information on a workshop we have in the works with Drew.

I'm still working on the baby blanket, and should be able to finish it next weekend while we drive to my mom's. I frogged the Bella vest and don't intend to reknit it. I am going to use the yarn for a crochet project instead as Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton is a dream to work with and will be fabulous to wear. I am finding it hard to follow other's patterns - all I want to do is make my own designs. Balance, I must find the balance between what I must do and what I want to do. It's tough being a grown up.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ingrid Bergman Movies

Well, the votes are in, and our official Ingrid Bergman movies are:

Notorious and Murder on the Orient Express

Two very good choices, I think. Of course you are welcome to watch any of the movies on the list and to post your thoughts and projects.

As you can see I tried to fool around with the font and messed it up. Sorry!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Don Juan DeMarco Talk

So, has anyone seen the movie yet? What did you think? If you've got a comment, question, observation, or review, please share with us either in the comments to this post, or a post of your own.

Also, if you haven't voted for our Ingrid Bergman selection yet, please do so in the previous post. Voting ends on Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ingrid Bergman voting

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a chance to craft and watch Don Juan DeMarco. I have plans to watch it today. If you've already seen the movie and wish to talk about it, please post your thoughts and label your post "Don Juan DeMarco." If you are going to mention a spoiler, put the term "Spoiler" both in the label and the title of the post. The message board doesn't seem to be working for most of the group, so let's discuss here.

We do need to settle on a couple of Ingrid Bergman movies for next month. Now, since Ingrid Bergman is our focus next month, you could see any movie that features here. However, we will have one or two official movies of hers for next month.

Please take a look at my shortlist of her films. Please vote for two of these movies in the comments section of this post. Votes will be collected until Wednesday the 25th, and the official movies will be announced on Thursday, the 26th.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Anastasia (1956)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Joan of Arc (1948)
The Bells of Saint Mary's (1945)
Casablanca (1942)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Notorious (1946)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"Logan, you renewed!" Well he was wearing RPMs

I finished them! I'm quite pleased with the results. Check out the details on my blog.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Look what I found at my local Target

Don Juan DeMarco for $5.50. Yes!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Loving the pictures and links!

Keep the pictures of the RPMs and Jaywalkers coming. I love seeing them all and am glad that people are enjoying the March KAL.

I've posted a couple of links about our April theme and movie on the sidebar, and changed the look of the template a bit. As soon as I figure out how to put the header pic back up, I'll do so. I changed to the upgraded blogger template, and am still learning how to use it.

ETA: Grrr.... I just realized that when I upgraded the template, it took haloscan off and deleted all of our comments. GAH!! Well, we're back to using the regular blogger comments. I'm sorry about the loss of comments.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


I bound off my RPMs as the credits rolled on Run Lola Run last night - and I had a whole seven inches of yarn left over! Details and pictures can be found at my blog.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Logan's Run and RPMs

My son had a chess tournament this weekend which lasted from 10 to 4. I was able to use all the sitting around time to finally catch Logan's Run which has been on my IPod for weeks!

It's funny I barely remembered the second half of the movie. I'm not sure why that is. I also realized I must have always caught it on commercial TV since I sure as hell don't remember all the nudity. Of course I was a little kid when I saw it the first time so it's probably better that way;) It oddly enough was a bit less cheesy than I remember and I enjoyed it way more than I expected to. I've gotten used to watching movies I loved as a kid and not having them live up to my memory of them. In this case the movie was actually better than I remembered.

I love the RPM pattern. It's nice and easy to remember. I hate having to refer to a pattern when knitting socks. I did have to rip it out and cast on for the larger size. I think the Lorna's Laces I am using it noticeably thinner than the Socks that Rock it was designed for.

Our April and May Selections!

For our April Inspiring Movies we will officially be watching Don Juan DeMarco. However, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Coal Miner's Daughter were close seconds, so if you wish to watch one or both of those as well and discuss them, we can do that too.

Our May Retrospective shall be Ingrid Bergman. We really couldn't go wrong with the actresses that we had in the running. Ingrid Bergman is a fantastic choice. I will post Ingrid Bergman movies towards the end of April, and we will choose a couple to watch together.

In other blog news, I believe I have fixed the haloscan comments. Let me know if there are any further problems. Also, since the message board has been rather quiet, I wanted to ask whether Fiberflix members wanted to use the message boards for discussions, or if we are all comfortable to post our thoughts and projects on the blog. If we are good with using the blog, I will be deleting our message board. I can always create another one if the need arises. Please let me know what you think in the comments section of this post.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

RPM's for Logan

I watched Logan's Run the other night.
I thought it was a really 'cool' movie when I saw it in the theatre in the late 70's,
but watching it now after all these years, It was still good, but oh so cheesy!
I started a pair of RPM's while watching the show too.
I really do like how the swirl effect look on the self striping yarn.
So far it is a very mesmerizing knitting pattern.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Voting: Inspiring Stories and Actress Retrospective

I've taken the movies and actresses that were nominated and seconded and now present the voting ballot for your consideration.

April: Inspiring Movies

Dark Victory (1939) - A young socialite learns she is dying from a brain tumor and finds a surprising happiness in her marriage to the doctor who diagnosed her. Stars Bette Davis, George Brent, and Humphrey Bogart

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - "Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice."(from

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - "An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets."(from

Dead Poet's Society (1989) - " English professor John Keating(Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day." (from

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)- " Biography of Loretta Lynn(Sissy Spacek), a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame." (from

Don Juan DeMarco (1995) - " A psychiatrist(Marlon Brando) must cure a young patient(Johnny Depp) that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world." (from

May: Actress Retrospective

Katherine Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Elizabeth Taylor

Ingrid Bergman

Grace Kelly

Please leave a comment on this post with one vote for April and one vote for May. Votes will be collected until Monday, March 26.

Monday, March 12, 2007

April and May Nominations!

Let's pick some movies for the next couple of months! Here are the next two months' themes.

ETA: Please make your nominations by Monday, March 19. Final voting will start on Wednesday, March 21.

Inspirational Movies - With the beginning of Spring, I thought it would be fun to watch a movie or two with themes of hope and inspiration. This could be a biopic, a sports movie, a drama, a comedy, any genre really. Take a look at AFI's list of the 100 most inspiring films . Some selections from the AFI list include: It's a Wonderful Life, High Noon, The African Queen, Rudy, An Officer and a Gentlemen, Harold and Maude, and many more.

Retrospective on an Actress - Let's pick an actress and see a couple of her essential films.

Please comment to this post with one or two movie inspiring movies for April, and one actress for May.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

RPM's and Logan's Run

I started knitting my RPM's! I'm loving them already even though I'm only a couple of inches in. The STR in Yosemite is coming out so pretty with the spiral pattern, and STR is fantastic to knit with. It's my first STR experience.

I also got a chance to see Logan's Run last week. I had fun with it! The plot is engaging enough, and I enjoyed seeing a very young Richard Jordan. Yes, the movie is cheesy by today's standards, but I liked it. Every scene of the monorail and the city from the outside was so obviously a model. It was fun! I'm going to try to fit in another viewing of Run Lola Run before the end of the month.

Anyone else have a knitting update or thoughts on a movie? Post them! I'd love to some Jaywalkers and RPM's and read some movie thoughts.

Also, it's about time for choosing some new movies for April and May. I'll be posting in the next few days with themes and opening nominations.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

A colorway choice for the RPM's

I hope that you all are planning on watching either Run Lola Run and/or Logan's Run this month and knitting a pair of RPM's or Jaywalkers with us! It's going to be fun. Don't forget to post your progress and thoughts on the movie on this blog and the message board.

I finally made a decision on color for the RPM's. I bought a skein of STR in the Yosemite colorway at last year's Stitches West. I dug it out the other day and was reminded of just how lovely the yarn is. They are asking to be RPMs. I'm all ready for the March Fiberflix KAL as now I've picked the yarn, and have Logan's Run ready to watch. I can't wait. Cheesy 70's science fiction... Gotta love it.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Oscars?

Did anyone watch them last night? There were a few surprises I think. I was happy to see Martin Scorsese win for the Departed (one of the two films I had actually seen). Poor Peter O'Toole looked very disappointed. As for Jennifer Hudson, I haven't seen Dreamgirls, so I can't speak to her performances Oscar worthiness. What a voice though! And Happy Feet over Cars? I don't think so.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

An Oscar Contest

Hello everyone! I hope you all are gearing up to knit some socks next month. I'm dithering over a couple colorway choices for RPM's.

In the meantime, my regular blog is celebrating it's second blogiversary. I'm celebrating with running an Oscar scorecard contest. Pop on over to my blog for details. Throw your hat in the ring for a fibery prize!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Can't Wait to Get Running!!

I am excited about the KAL in March. What a fabulous idea!! And socks...who can resist socks. I'm going to knit the RPM's in STR color way Hot Flash. I thought a yarn with the word flash in it is appropriate for running. :) Can't wait to see what everyone else is planning.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Buttons for March

I noodled around a little bit with my graphics program and came up with these two buttons for our mini-KAL next month. Feel free to take one to display on your blog, just save it to your computer first.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Love, Actually

I have a few links up on the sidebar, or will soon. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie again. Hopefully many of you will too.

Also, in about a week or so, I will be posting some buttons for those of you who wish to participate in our March pairing of movie and pattern (Run Lola Run and Logan's Run with RPM or Jaywalker socks). When they are posted, feel free to take one, just safe on your own computer.

I hope people are still enjoying FiberFlix! I am, although lately it's been rather quiet. People are busy, though. I'm the first person to understand that!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The New Blogger

Hello everyone. I finally was able to move this blog over to the new blogger. I hope this will smooth out the problems that many were having in terms of posting. Let me know if you're having problems using the blog, and I'll do my best to help.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

I love Lion in Winter

I just finished watching it last night and really enjoyed it. The acting is superb and the dialogue is wonderful. I got a kick out of seeing a very young Timothy Dalton in his very first film role as well. Did anyone else get a chance to see it?

I posted a few discussion topics about the movie over at our message boards. Feel free to stop by and discuss.

A final note, there's been a lot of discussion about the new blogger and trying to migrate group blogs over to the new blogger. I've tried to move Fiberflix, but keep getting told that I can't. So, I'm sorry to say, we will continue to limp along here until blogger makes it so that this blog and other group blogs can move over. If you are a member of the group and are having trouble posting either here or on the message boards, let me know and we'll try to work out a way for you to post.

Monday, January 22, 2007

An Announcement about the March Film

Hello everyone! I hope you all are getting a chance to see The Lion in Winter. Remember that Love, Actually is featured next month, and that I'm running a small contest that ends the end of February. In brief, if you post on this blog, or on the message board about a completed craft project inspired by one of our musicals, The Lion in Winter, or Love, Actually by the end of February, your name will be put in a hat for a fibery prize.

Now, onto my big news, the March film. We're going to be doing things a bit different in March. Here's the plan:

What? We will be watching either/both Run, Lola, Run and/or Logan's Run and knitting either Jaywalker or RPM socks, both free patterns on the web. If you really want to make a complete pairing of project and movie, consider knitting your socks out of Scout's Run Like Hell colorway, Blue Moon's Rolling Stone, or another yarn that fits the theme of being on the run.

Sound like fun? Then update your Netflix queues, and set up your yarn choices for March viewing and knitting.

I'm thinking that pairing a yarn or pattern with a movie would be a good thing to do every once in a while, so if you have a good idea for a month, let us know by posting on the blog, message board, or emailing me.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Lion in Winter links are up!

Hello everyone. I have put a few links about the movie and links to Wikipedia articles on Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. I hope you all are interested and excited about this movie! I think I'm going to try to track a copy of this movie at my local movie rental place.

You can also start discussing The Lion in Winter on our forum as well.

I'm also cooking up some fun ideas for the rest of this year! Stay tuned.