Happy, but hoarse

Yep, I left the Pacific Cinematheque just past midnight, happy, but hoarse! Not from the singing, but from all the screaming and hollering throughout both “Hush” and “Once more, with feeling”! See the goodie bag:

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I call it, ‘Still Life with Plastic Fangs’

We got bubbles for Tara’s song, “Under your spell”, and the plastic fangs were for Spike’s song, “Rest In Peace” — instructions were to wear the fangs while singing. The lighters were originally for the big “Walk through the fire” group sing, but the organizer found out at the last minute that we weren’t allowed to use lighters in the theatre — the sprinkler system is very sensitive and so we had to use our cell phones instead.

I thought I was a big Joss Whedon fan, but _wow_, I am not as hardcore as these guys… the Vancouver Firefly/Serenity Meetup group. We sat in the middle of the theatre, surrounded by these fans — two of the girls did an amazing job with their makeup and came dressed as seriously bumpy vampires.

And lest you think that I haven’t been knitting, here’s the little Trellis sweater so far:

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Trellis needs sleeves!

The front and back pieces are all done, blocked and seamed. I chose to the three-needle bind off for the shoulders. Now, I’m just working on the sleeves…

Happy weekend!

  • natalie

    I love your blog, I love your photos, but I COVET your chance to enjoy a Buffy singalong! Sounds like it was fantasticly fun. Happy Halloween!

  • http://rincaro.blogspot.com Corrin

    Words cannot describe how jealous I am about this. And the stupid F/X channels is running the reruns like they used to – I’m in serious Buffy withdrawal.

    If you do anymore slayer yarn, let me know, I’d love to buy some!

  • http://rincaro.blogspot.com Corrin

    Words cannot describe how jealous I am about this. And the stupid F/X channels is running the reruns like they used to – I’m in serious Buffy withdrawal.

    If you do anymore slayer yarn, let me know, I’d love to buy some!

  • natalie

    I love your blog, I love your photos, but I COVET your chance to enjoy a Buffy singalong! Sounds like it was fantasticly fun. Happy Halloween!

  • http://www.mindofwinter.prettyposies.com Julia

    Trellis looks great. Every photo I see of that little sweater is amazing.

  • http://www.mindofwinter.prettyposies.com Julia

    Trellis looks great. Every photo I see of that little sweater is amazing.

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Trellis looks amazing and I’m glad you had a great time last night.

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Trellis looks amazing and I’m glad you had a great time last night.

  • http://www.allisontucker.blogspot.com allison t

    Holy cow! Have I found another knit-blogger who likes the Buffster? I’m ready to break down and order DVD’s to get my Buffy fix. No such thing as a sing along around these parts. I’m jealous.

  • http://www.allisontucker.blogspot.com allison t

    Holy cow! Have I found another knit-blogger who likes the Buffster? I’m ready to break down and order DVD’s to get my Buffy fix. No such thing as a sing along around these parts. I’m jealous.

  • http://visit.freecia.com freecia

    Gosh your trellis looks so great! My Trellis also needs sleeves but I have to wind my yarn first.

  • http://visit.freecia.com freecia

    Gosh your trellis looks so great! My Trellis also needs sleeves but I have to wind my yarn first.

  • http://purse_ho.blogspot.com Jen

    man you knit such beautiful work. :)

  • http://www.sweetpeaknits.blogspot.com Estee

    Wow, those cables are gorgeous.
    Estee

  • http://www.sweetpeaknits.blogspot.com Estee

    Wow, those cables are gorgeous.
    Estee

  • http://knitting.va.com.au Jo

    Trellis looks beautiful. I am very jealous of the singalong!

  • http://knitting.va.com.au Jo

    Trellis looks beautiful. I am very jealous of the singalong!

  • http://balade.blogspot.com Marie

    A Buffy singalong? Sounds cool! Cell phones instead of lighters? Sounds even cooler.
    Hope you’re cruising on those sleeves. Trellis looks marvelous.

  • http://balade.blogspot.com Marie

    A Buffy singalong? Sounds cool! Cell phones instead of lighters? Sounds even cooler.
    Hope you’re cruising on those sleeves. Trellis looks marvelous.

  • http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/blog/ Rissa

    What a scream! I used to do Rocky Horror when I was in highschool…but the Buffy gig sounds so much better. Lucky you.

  • http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/blog/ Rissa

    What a scream! I used to do Rocky Horror when I was in highschool…but the Buffy gig sounds so much better. Lucky you.

  • http://knittingsunshine.blogspot.com Dani

    Love the new trellis! So pretty :) And, thanks for those fun, new blogs down below. I haven’t heard of any of them before. THey all take great pictures just like you :)

  • http://knittingsunshine.blogspot.com Dani

    Love the new trellis! So pretty :) And, thanks for those fun, new blogs down below. I haven’t heard of any of them before. THey all take great pictures just like you :)

  • http://pepperknit.blogspot.com Mintyfresh

    Ohmigod! A singalong to Once More, with Feeling? How I envy you. I have all the songs on my ipod and listen to it more often than my boyfriend, coworkers, etc., would like to know.

    For those considering buying the DVDs of Buff: Go, do, now. I have seasons 1 through 3 and really do watch them again and again. FX stopped showing 2 back to back in the morning, which is a bummer. But I often get my morning knitting done to the last part of an ep.

  • http://pepperknit.blogspot.com Mintyfresh

    Ohmigod! A singalong to Once More, with Feeling? How I envy you. I have all the songs on my ipod and listen to it more often than my boyfriend, coworkers, etc., would like to know.

    For those considering buying the DVDs of Buff: Go, do, now. I have seasons 1 through 3 and really do watch them again and again. FX stopped showing 2 back to back in the morning, which is a bummer. But I often get my morning knitting done to the last part of an ep.

  • http://bigsister.typepad.com Nicole

    My friends and I had a homespun version of a Buffy singalong last Sunday night. It was so much fun, but we didn’t get bubbles and fangs. There was supposed to be a live performance of it here, in San Francisco, but it had to be cancelled when Fox sent them a cease and desist order.

    On a knitting note, I made a version of Cherries and never wore mine either. You are right, it’s the garment that adds 30 pounds.

  • http://bigsister.typepad.com Nicole

    My friends and I had a homespun version of a Buffy singalong last Sunday night. It was so much fun, but we didn’t get bubbles and fangs. There was supposed to be a live performance of it here, in San Francisco, but it had to be cancelled when Fox sent them a cease and desist order.

    On a knitting note, I made a version of Cherries and never wore mine either. You are right, it’s the garment that adds 30 pounds.

  • Alison

    ‘Willow’ arrived with me here in England today! That was fast!! Thanks soo much, it’s really gorgeous yarn. And as for the Buffy-along: my boyfriend is *beyond* jealous. I am too, but I don’t sing, I listen. ;) He walks round the house singing, often Buffy. The loony. ;)

  • Alison

    ‘Willow’ arrived with me here in England today! That was fast!! Thanks soo much, it’s really gorgeous yarn. And as for the Buffy-along: my boyfriend is *beyond* jealous. I am too, but I don’t sing, I listen. ;) He walks round the house singing, often Buffy. The loony. ;)

  • http://callingonkahlo.blogspot.com Monica

    I am so jealous! I want a Buffy sing-a-long, and I am glad that I am not the only person suffering the Buffy withdrawal. I was upset when F/x reduced the repeats to 1. I have seasons 1-3, but we need to get the remainder! What is this Buffy yarn?

  • http://callingonkahlo.blogspot.com Monica

    I am so jealous! I want a Buffy sing-a-long, and I am glad that I am not the only person suffering the Buffy withdrawal. I was upset when F/x reduced the repeats to 1. I have seasons 1-3, but we need to get the remainder! What is this Buffy yarn?

  • http://knittenknots.blogspot.com Vicki

    Sounds like fun! And trellis is GORGEOUS…

  • http://knittenknots.blogspot.com Vicki

    Sounds like fun! And trellis is GORGEOUS…

  • http://knittingbyeye.blogspot.com eyeleen

    beautiful cable work!

  • http://knittingbyeye.blogspot.com eyeleen

    beautiful cable work!

  • Sara

    Oh my… this is my first visit here and what do I encounter? Buffy sing-a-long stuff! I am in heaven! I’ve got the soundtrack to “Once More with Feeling” on my ipod- it makes me get all sappy happy to listen to it.

    Ok… enough fangirl-ishness. I love your FOs… Trellis is gorgeous!

  • Sara

    Oh my… this is my first visit here and what do I encounter? Buffy sing-a-long stuff! I am in heaven! I’ve got the soundtrack to “Once More with Feeling” on my ipod- it makes me get all sappy happy to listen to it.

    Ok… enough fangirl-ishness. I love your FOs… Trellis is gorgeous!

  • http://www.kaffeinatedknits.com Kathy

    NO WAY!!!!!! I am beyond jealous!!! A coworker gave me a little “Vampire in a box” kit, and then I had my own little slayerfest weekend and watched half of Season 3 while finishing my Waving Lace Sock… but a singalong!!??!?!? I would have been there in a heartbeat! How cheesy is it to admit that I have a singalong in my car with my OMWF CD fairly often?? Sheesh. And I was sick last week and completely missed the Slayer yarn. Will you let me know if you do more? Or Spike yarn. Or Angel Yarn. Sheesh. I must really be having Buffy withdrawal.

  • http://www.kaffeinatedknits.com Kathy

    NO WAY!!!!!! I am beyond jealous!!! A coworker gave me a little “Vampire in a box” kit, and then I had my own little slayerfest weekend and watched half of Season 3 while finishing my Waving Lace Sock… but a singalong!!??!?!? I would have been there in a heartbeat! How cheesy is it to admit that I have a singalong in my car with my OMWF CD fairly often?? Sheesh. And I was sick last week and completely missed the Slayer yarn. Will you let me know if you do more? Or Spike yarn. Or Angel Yarn. Sheesh. I must really be having Buffy withdrawal.

  • http://guernseygal.typepad.com/knitting_on_an_island/ janine

    I am so jealous. There is never any chance of that happenening around here. Still Dancing Daughter has the DVD so we can always have our own at home :-)

  • http://guernseygal.typepad.com/knitting_on_an_island/ janine

    I am so jealous. There is never any chance of that happenening around here. Still Dancing Daughter has the DVD so we can always have our own at home :-)

  • Casey

    This is my first visit to your blog. I got here through Zen needle. Wow! A Buffy knitter! I have the first 5 seasons of Buffy on DVD and often knit and watch. Hush is one of my favorites. How I envy you. What is Slayer yarn and did someone mention Spike yarn? That would be a platinum blond and blood red combo I presume.
    That’s the one I want.

  • Casey

    This is my first visit to your blog. I got here through Zen needle. Wow! A Buffy knitter! I have the first 5 seasons of Buffy on DVD and often knit and watch. Hush is one of my favorites. How I envy you. What is Slayer yarn and did someone mention Spike yarn? That would be a platinum blond and blood red combo I presume.
    That’s the one I want.