October 13th, 2016

The Librarian

It may be possible that I'm far too easily amused ...

Steaming some shaved brussels sprouts** for dinner. I know that the description merely means they are thinly sliced but my brain very much prefers the notion of somebody with a whacking great cutthroat razor in one hand and a tiny sprout in the other, delicately trimming away any frayed spots on the leaf edges.

**Yes, there really is such a thing; saw them for the first time a few days ago and decided to grab a bag to try them out ... could have just munched them raw but in I'm in the mood for hot veggies tonight.
The Librarian

Inspiring as well as hilarious ...

One thing that has repeatedly caught my eye while watching "Vicious" is an outfit that Ian McKellen has worn in a couple of episodes ... a violet waistcoat over a vivid blue shirt. He wears that same waistcoat over other shirts and that same shirt with other waistcoats and/or jackets and those colour combos are also good but when the two garments are together they glow!

And that glow got me thinking that these two yarns, which I hadn't even thought of pairing, would go very well together: Jitterbug in "Velvet Plum" and "Lapis". The "Plum" is darker/deeper than the vest but the "Lapis" is not only a near perfect match to the blue shirt, those darker streaks in it are the "Plum" shade. Now all I need to do is finish up some of my current projects plus take a browse through my collection of two-colour shawl patterns. :-)