Disney’s 2015 Cinderella – No New Twists, Just Delightful Magic

March 13th, 2015 · Disney, Entertainment, Movies

With “Frozen” being the smash hit that took over the world, you can bet princesses will continue their popularity with girls. Without a new twist in sight, Disney’s 2015 “Cinderella,” stays true to an old story while remaining vibrant.

Here are the top 3 reasons to love the new Cinderella.

Walt Disney Studios Cinderella

1. Lily James as Cinderella is luminous even when she isn’t in a ballgown.
And the Prince meets her well before the magical night, falling for her spirit and strength.

Walt Disney Pictures - Cinderella

2. The sets and costuming are stunning.
Combined with the cinematography each scene fills the screen with lush color.

Walt Disney Pictures - Cinderella

3. The repeated mantra is one we could all support.“Have courage and be kind.” While perhaps a bit overly sweet for some, it’s hard to disagree with the motherly advice escorting Cinderella through trying times.

And maybe the phrase will echo through playgrounds (replacing choruses of “let it go”).

 

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How to knit a cable: 3 easy steps

November 13th, 2014 · Crafts, knitting

Finished Comfort Food Cabled Mitts

Finished Comfort Food Cabled Mitts

Cables are simple but look fancy. The cable in Irish Girlie Knits Comfort Food Pattern (on sale through November) is super simple and perfect for a beginner. Here are steps broken down:

How to cable: C5F

At this point I’ve come to the place where I C5F – which translates to “Cable 5 Front.” That just means that the next 5 stitches will be a cable and the twist will go in the front.

Cable step 1 - Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle

Step 1: Slip 2 stitches from the left-hand needle to a cable needle. Hold the stitches to the front of your knitting.

Cable step 2: Knit next 3 stitches from left hand needle

Step 2: Knit the next 3 stitches on the left-hand needle.

Knitting stitches from cable needle

Step 3: Knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.

Finished cable twist

And you’re done!

Finished cable

Do a little happy dance!

Please excuse my hands – I obviously need a manicure.

For more info on the pattern and a giveaway, go read my post on wedonothaveaknittingproblem.blogspot.com

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Wordless Wednesday: Sights of Rome

November 5th, 2014 · Italy

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