People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.
As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
Tour de sock is a speed sock knitting competition that basically involves knitting a pair of socks a week for 6 weeks. You can join a team and actually compete, or just join/register for the fun of it and be a cheerleader/spectator. It's $7.50 and you get 6 sock patterns out of it, plus discount codes from some of the sponsors.
I gave it to her Monday night and she absolutely loved it, so woo!
This is the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pretty-pineapples-lavender-doily
(Was that always there? I feel like I've searched for that option before and never found it)
Since I needed a more travel-friendly project, I started New York Beauty (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/new-york-beauty) last night. I think this is going to be a perfect knit for traveling - simple enough to memorize, interesting enough to not be too boring. No stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needles, etc. are required. Just a circular needle and the two cakes of yarn.
So to kick it off... I did a spring-themed color to go with the Craft-a-long for this month. Hope everybody enjoys!
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