You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love... I love... I love you.
And I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
I spent the weekend bewitched by the beautiful rooms and sets in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. I'm so amused by the similarities between Keith and Mr. Darcy: They're both men of few words who work quietly behind the scenes to do good things, but they're misunderstood when they don't state their intentions.
And the brooding.
And the handsomeness.
And the dramatic overcoats.
|Thank you, costume designer. THANK YOU. Best Source ever.|
|The dreamy neutrals with blue are SO where it's at. That mantel... The painted wainscotting...|
Oh, someone grab the smelling salts for Mrs. Bennett and her poor nerves!
|The dark, moody gray-green walls at the Bennett House are exactly what I like. Who wants tea? Source|
|I can haz sparkly sconces? Snobbery and set design at Netherfield Park|
|Can we have a moment of awestruck silence to honor of this gorgeousness? Thank you.|
This is the Temple of Apollo at the landscape garden in Stourhead. Apparently. Thank you, Internet.
It was a wonderful weekend. When I wasn't drooling over wainscotting, misty moors, and antique portraits in gilded frames, I was bouncing to The Faint at Cannery Ballroom, drinking wine and playing Settlers while catching up with my oldest and very best friends, dining with new friends, and and sleeping in. Oh, and knitting! Here is the progress on the scarf I'm making for Keith.
Right now it's 33 inches long, un-stretched. This pattern is interesting enough to keep my mind engaged while I work, and it's so satisfying to see the design develop. The edges don't lay flat, and I'd like for the geometric shapes to look tighter and more defined. But blocking should take care of that. I'm not sure how much blocking will affect the length, though. My last scarf was 8 feet long before blocking, and 13 feet long after blocking! Is there some kind of formula to estimate the final length of a piece?
Where my knitters at?