Rob's been Netflixing Ingmar Bergman movies recently, and, somewhat to my chagrin, I've found that I actually appreciate them. ("Like" is probably the wrong word as they are fairly depressing, but they're good.) So last night we got "Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie," a documentary done about the filming of Winter Light.
It was very technical and detailed, and would probably be fascinating to a student of film: they talked about how they figured out lighting, how they worked out every detail of costume, how they moved from a written script to a shooting (camera) script. But it was also more than two hours long.
We didn't make it through the whole thing, but I did get a lot of the Pea Pod done. It really is a very fast knit!
I realize my stitches are pretty uneven on the Pea Pod. This is because I kept having panic attacks about running out of yarn, then calming down and thinking no, I was totally fine, then having panic attacks again. So my gauge was all over the place. I really knit loosely, because using size US #4 needles, I was getting 4.5 spi whenever I relaxed (I wanted 5.5). Oh well, a lot of the unevenness will come out in the blocking. And I'm definitely not running out of yarn.
I should have taken this yarn out front and photographed it in the sun. It just looks grey here, but this is some of Cabin Cove Dave's fabulous merino-tencel. Tencel has a slick, slightly shiny quality that really takes to Dave's dyeing methods and I keep falling in love with his colors.
It's fated to be the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl, which I purchased about a month back, and hopefully (if I knit fast) a Christmas present (for a friend who doesn't read this blog). The color is really a gleaming silver, nearly metallic, and just glitters in sunlight. It's amazing, as is all of Dave's yarn.
Go buy some. You have been advised!
A week ago, I couldn't resist ordering a little more of that marvellous "wool-sweater-for-$20" cone closeout yarn from Webs. This is another cone in the golden brown I already had, and one in the other available brown (which is a bit redder) — two more sweaters' worth. I know, I'm out of hand.