Sunday, February 12, 2006

Random Acts Of Randomness

I love working with variegated yarn. The thing is, I don't really like wearing items made out of variegated yarn -- a variegated sweater or even a hat or scarf just isn't my style. But for socks, I think variegated is just fine, which is part of the reason that I'm enjoying my Jaywalkers so much.

I just love the randomness of the way the colours pool -- I find it exciting and calming to watch where they fall as I knit away. The first sock (yes, finished and near perfect, I may add) features pretty even colour distribution, but the second one is pooling in all sorts of crazy ways. And I love it. I love the randomness of it. I love that I can't control it.

Speaking of randomness, I've become completely obsessed with the DVD rental service. I'm not sure if the concept is totally the same as the one in the States, but you give them a list of about 10 or so movies that you want and they send them to you... get this... totally randomly. In the last few weeks we've watched Bad Timing (starring a very uncomfortable looking Art Garfunkel), 10, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Coal Miner's Daughter, An Affair To Remember and last night I watched Ordinary People. I love finding a surprise in the mail when the DVDs come around. I love the randomness.

Finally, I've totally succumbed to Olympic Fever. No, not the Knitting Olympics, which I've chosen to participate in vicariously (I figure I have too many WIPs right now that need to transform themselves into FOs), but the real Olympics, during which I get pretty emotional. Let's just say, a tear or two has already been shed (yes, I was watching the womens' moguls yesterday).


the knitrider said...

those are lookin perty! im with you on variegated.. just looks terrible on me, i think thats why i choose to stray away from it!

carrie said...

i love varigated too -- i didn't before, but i think i was just using ugly, cheap yarn.

i saw some of the moguls, but i shed no tears. what did i miss? something to do with hannah kearny?