This is the beginning of a new semi-regular feature on Knitted Bliss- What I’m in to Now. The idea is to pull together books, music, movies, and who-knows-what-else into a lovely mood-collage on some unifying idea. For example, today’s is the alchemy of an attitude adjustment.
I re-watched one of my favourite films recently, Enchanted April.
It was made in 1992, and I hope one day they digitally remaster it for HD or whatever they do these days, because it deserves it. The film follows 4 women who are dissatisfied with their lives in different ways, and they take a transformative holiday in Portofino, Italy. The holiday helps them think about their lives differently, and in their reframing, they find happiness.
Next up is this soon-to-be-everywhere-if-it-isn’t-already book:
I’ve been reading The Happiness Project, and all I can say is- WOW. I’m pretty confident that every woman I know over the age of 28 would find that this book speaks right to the very core of everything they think about themselves. This is the chronology of one woman’s odyssey to improve herself, her life, and her relationships with those she cares about most. It’s fascinating- the way that women take on so much, and then feel guilty or somehow dissatisfied with what they feel they aren’t doing. Isn’t that so typical of us, though? We do so well, but yet we want to do just a bit better.
While I’ve been reading, I’ve been steadily working away on the Athyrie pattern from St. Denis 2- It is the perfect knitting sidekick that keeps my fingers busy while I’m reading.
One of my favourite bands is The National. There is something about the lead singer’s voice, it’s just… velvet. Let me leave you with a couple videos from their most recent album, High Violet, which has pretty much been playing non stop in my ipod for over a month now.
The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (official video) from The National on Vimeo.