Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sylvia

A Note on roomie nicknames: The OC has declared she will not abide by that nickname and wants to be Strawberry Shortcake. And Mike just wants to be called Mike.

The Berkeley public library is our favored source of entertainment, providing LP with hours of 24 watching-bliss, The West Wing marathons (all seasons, no particular order), LP & SS's "thesis" centering on Lindsay Lohan and teeny movies, and some serious, delicious movies. We haven't found time for it all week, and the other night SS and I finally sat down to watch "Sylvia". (Gwenyth Paltrow as Sylvia Plath).

It was a great movie. So sad and so beautifully shot.

There is also a section where she is wearing wonderful clothes- the whole part of the movie when she is living in Devon looks like it was wardrobed out of an Anthropologie cataloge. (Her kids are also incredibly cute- knit onesies, cardigans, skirts, the whole works).

There's one sweater in particular that I think I can recreate- it looks fairly simple. A funnel neck raglan with cuffs at the wrists and waist. Pretty small needles to get a good drape. I'm thinking of adding two cables running down the front from the shoulders, just for added interest (visually and while knitting).



Also, what great hair. I don't think I can pull this off without looking like Heidi, but it's nice to dream. I bet SS would look great- she's got the bangs and all.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Will you help me do my hair like that? It's always been a dream and I can't get it right by myself.