Last night we watched a rather splendid film that I remember watching… gosh over 20 years ago, They might be giants starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward.
George C. Scott plays a judge who has somehow come to believe he is Sherlock Holmes. His brother, in need of some money to pay off a couple of inept mafia types, tries to get him committed, which is how Mr Sherlock Holmes comes to find his Dr. Watson — the psychiatrist Dr. Mildred Watson it turns out, played wonderfully by Joanne Woodward.
Here they are riding the bus on the trail of a clue after Holmes deducts that the ransom note asking for “20 grand” is not an amount but an address, of course 20 Grand Street! And so the hunt is on to find Moriarty.
The film is a delight right up to the perfect conclusion.
While watching the adventures of Holmes and Watson I finished off the first of my Christmas knitting projects, the Spa Day Facecloths by Anne Mancine that I’m knitting in Rowan Purelife naturally dyed organic cotton. The only other cotton I’ve knitted with before was truly horrible, like knitting with string, but this Rowan yarn is lovely and soft. A nice thing about knitting presents is that you get to use colours you wouldn’t usually knit for yourself… like pink!
The facecloth pattern makes a soft waffle weave fabric and I’m pretty pleased with how the first one came out — although I misread the pattern and only realised after casting off, so having gone back to fix it I have some extra yarn ends to weave in. The first one is a soft dusky pink, just a little more pink than it appears in this picture, dyed with Brazilwood.