Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Blanket and a Movie

A week ago I mentioned that I got out last winter's knitting project.........a blanket.

Actually Ron started this last year and completed two of the panels. He wanted to start a sweater, so I said I would complete it.

It was something I could handle....not too difficult and a pretty straight-forward pattern. If I had a problem, Ron would be right there to the rescue.

The yarn used is alpaca and is very soft. It will be more of a 'throw' than a full-fledged blanket.

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was a kid. She made tons of mittens for us kids.....all the time because we would always lose one.

When I met Ron, he was wearing a sweater I really liked. He said he made it. That was it!!! The man for me. He brought my knitting to a different level. Just like he brought my swimming to a higher level.......probably didn't hurt that he was on the university swim team either.

Oh yes, I watched The Reader yesterday. Here goes. I generally thought it was a good movie mainly because of the acting. Kate Winslet was superb in portraying a woman with a dark past. (I am trying to not give too much away in case you want to see it.)

The 'boy', David Kross, was very convincing and played the inexperienced, somewhat naive young man very well. Ralph Fiennes was good but I have always had a problem with him. Why? I feel he is type-cast into dreary roles to see him in a comedy. Maybe he has been in one.

I would have liked to have seen more interaction between the boy and his family. I know there is only so much time to 'do' a movie, and it was plain to see that there was a message and lesson to us all in this film.

The content was a little dark but had to be. There is nudity which is done in a very beautiful way. A good film with history, and a good cast.

Movies can be so personal and I never listen to critics generally. So take what I said with a grain of salt. I am very picky when it comes to movies. If I don't find it believable or convincing I get bored. Much like a lot of fiction I have read or started.

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