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.