Gotta give it up...
For Lent I will forgo new yarn and all craft related purchases. Having said that, look at what I got at JoAnn's this weekend. It was an incredible steal-- one dollar each for the McCall's and 75% off for Vogue patterns. Hurry down before it's all gone. I also bought some lovely fabric to make a handbag and shirt. Needed to buy all this before Wednesday!
I'm getting more organized! Went and purchased some nice storage boxes, and was able to get my stash into two, that's right, just two boxes. Yippee!!
Not only am I getting organized but I have been able to get lots of knitting done (french hoodie, stripe cardie, and soon to be felted clogs). I was not able to find the correct shade of pink gros grain ribbon for cardie at JoAnn's, so I must trek to Pacific Fabrics. Of course, this will be after Lent.
My Oscar picks for Sunday (haven't seen a lot of movies this year, so this is based on what I read and hear):
Best Actor - Sean Penn (hoping it will be Bill Murray)
Best Supporting Actor - Tim Robbins (have an inkling that Djimon Hounsou may edge him out)
Best Actress - Charlize Theron (haven't seen her movie or the others, except for Whale Rider, but have a feeling the little girl won't win)
Best Supporting Actress - Renee Zellweger (always the bridesmaid never the bride, so they may give it to her this time around. It's been three years in a row for her, at least.)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
ART DIRECTION - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
CINEMATOGRAPHY - COLD MOUNTAIN (tough one could be THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, I should have this pick switched around)
COSTUME DESIGN - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
DIRECTING - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (everyone has been waiting for the third movie to come out so they can shower him with awards. I suspect this is one of many for him on Sunday.)
BEST PICTURE - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (same reason as above)
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) - MYSTIC RIVER (Hollywood likes Clint, don't need to give him the best director because he already has one so this will do, even if he didn't do the writing. It's a nod to the man.)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) - LOST IN TRANSLATION (she's not going to get best director, but she's got potential so they will give this to her, and she won at the Globes)