Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Viva La Calcetera

Warning: Spanglish Ahead

So, what is a knitter to do when she gets to the let's-see-how-much-yarn-is-left-after-the-second-sock point on the first of Boy's Holiday Socks?

That's right! Take the second sock to Mexico! Viva La Calcetera!


La calcetera translates to "hosier" in English, but since I was knitting a sock in Mexico it was just bueno. My father has been promising to take me across the border for anos y anos y anos, and I think he wanted to get this trip in before I got all esposa'ed.

We ate lamb burritos and lobster and picked up some tchochkes (that's actually Yiddish-ish, aren't I international today), but I know what you came to see...

The sock's favorite stop on our trip was Fox Studios Baja, where they filmed Titanic, Master & Commander, and other big-budget water movies.

Here is the sock on the set of X-Men III, in the X-Hallway.

They even let the sock stand at the helm of the ship from Master & Commander. (If you look very closely you can see that the ship is land-locked, but we didn't bother the sock with that detail.)

Back at home, the chuppah is stretch-blocked, trimmed, and ready for April. My LYS is hosting a Knit Til You Drop night the Friday before the wedding. I told Boy I was thinking of attending to give myself a last-minute break from the wedding. He said that I'd probably be working furiously on the wedding shawl. The Boy knows me too well...

2 comments:

Bean said...

Looks like you've been keeping busy! How is that knitting needle case holding up?

Cheers!
Jill

Boy said...

I am most certainly right about the shawl, and I just realized something: Since the land-locked ship is down in Mexico, wouldn't the movie be "Master y Commander"?