On Oscar Sunday, there is no shortage of entertainment to knit by. Between slow roll of the red carpet interviews, and the awards themselves, a knitter can crank major yardage. The coverage seems to start earlier every year. I wouldn’t be surprised if we could watch the nominees brush their teeth this time.
For the past 19 years, I have watched the Academy Awards principally to learn about movies I didn’t see. When the kids were little, I got out of the habit of going out to the movies, and it’s a good year if I’ve seen one or two of the Best Picture nominees. I watch pre-Oscar hoopla like a visitor from another planet, trying to figure things out.
For those in a similar boat, we can offer assistance: a printable cheat sheet of the nominees in major categories, downloadable screenplays (including the script for The Big Short, which might help me understand what the heck happened there, even though I saw that one), and an LA Times article to get you current on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
For fun, there are honest movie posters (scroll past the junk to the posters).
And finally, an editing tour de force:
Friends, I need to make a pair of newborn baby booties. Today. To give tomorrow to a friend who is about to undergo the physical and spiritual transfiguration and ascension-to-nirvana known as becoming a grandmother for the first time.
I can’t remember the last time I made a pair of baby booties. I may never have made a pair of baby booties. I don’t make baby booties lightly, but this friend is the kind of person who will get full enjoyment out of tiny footwear.
Help! Please leave me links to quick ‘n’ cutie bootie patterns that I can whip up in an hour or two.
Happy Oscar viewing, all!
P.S. Congratulations to Susan J. of Durango, Colorado, who won our drawing for a plush pile of Manos Gloria. Yarn and book are on their way.