Monday, April 12, 2010

Better than the Book

Usually when I read a book first, then watch the movie, I'm disappointed. Sometimes I'm pleased and think it's almost as good as the movie, but this weekend I watched a movie, that although not exactly faithful to the book it was taken from, was way better than the book! "How to Train Your Dragon" was cute and funny and Toothless was by far my favorite character - he reminded me of my cat Mia!

I'd read the book a while back when my son's teacher was reading it to his class - I like to know what's going into my kid's heads. And although I didn't have any objections to the book, I could see why it appeals to 8 year olds. But the movie was fun! Even G, who usually cringes when I suggest we take the family to an animated movie liked it - said it was better than Shrek!

On the fibre front, I finished up the singles from the "Harlequin Girl" Batts over the weekend and plyed them last night. It is very soft, which surprised me - I expected the firestar to make it a bit scratchier, but it's wonderfully soft.

250 yds fingering weight 3 ply.


Brooke said...

I'm so glad to hear that movie is good. I've been thinking about trying to get a friend to go and see it with me.

That fiber spun up beautifully! It looks squishy and soft too. :)

Julie said...

gorgeous yarn!! My husband really wants to see that movie, but for some strange reason, I don't like most movies that are kid friendly- especially animated ones. But the commercials do look very cute.