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Monday Morning Mirth October 24, 2011

Monday Morning Mirth

One must remember:
“…a good servant retains a sense of pride and prejudice at all times!”

I’ve just returned from a couple weeks post-op withme moms and realized I’d spent a lot of time in the comforting arms of MasterpieceT and classic movies. We watched all the versions of The Great Gatsby we could get our hands on (Jay Gatsby/Alan Ladd, thumbs up; Jay Gatsby/Robert Redford, thumbs down; Jay Gatsby/Leonardo WOW!).

It was a parade of vintage movies interspersed with episodes of All Creatures Great and Small, all-in-all a most entertaining mix of scenarios from the barn to the ballroom! Truly a great knitting gambit (got tons done), except I would be jarred to reality everytime Daisy/MFarrow squeaked on the screen! (Yikes – what a cast, what a bomb!)

But I longed for something that isn’t going to crest on the US scene until this winter: the premiere of Season 2, Downton Abbey. (OK, non-Downtown Fans you can leave the dinner table…)

Skinking around the internet looking for previews, I found this little gem.

And then I found this:

And I found something rather silly in the middle of it that made me hoot!

So this inspired even more silliness…

Find the *special* character in the video above and put the time it appears in the comments below to enter a draw for a new book with knitted toys:

Knitivity: Create Your Own Christmas Scene

…WHO can resist a knitted little DONKEY!? or lambie or angels or ox? Includes directions for 3 wise men and a cut-out creche and more!

And who knows, with a little tweaking, one could fashion themselves a happy little dollie of the Edwardian type instead — instructions included for a basic little doll that can be dressed any way at all. ;p

Winner announced on 11/01/11…

15 Responses to “Monday Morning Mirth October 24, 2011”

  1. Fleur says:

    4.30 – Homemade —> ‘Yes, it is me, the knitted character.’

    Great, I love English humor. And what a wonderful part Joanna Lumley plays as the Housekeeper! Fun!

    Have a nice day, all! Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

  2. Rose says:

    The homemade knitted doll at 4:31. What a fun clip. Gotta love British humour (ahem humor).

  3. cguard says:

    the knitted character at 4:32

  4. Maureen says:

    That is too rich! 4:29 I loved Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey and impatiently await Season 2 of Downton Abbey.

  5. Genie says:

    4:32 Home Made “yes, it’s me, the knitted character”

  6. Paula says:

    Why, it’s Home Maid at 4:34. Just when I’ve tamped down my urge to knit the entire cast of the Royal Wedding, along comes the nativity – must resist the urge to record history with the knitting needle/crochet hook!

  7. Eunice says:

    I read your blog on Google Reader. It is doing strange things. I keep seeing old entries and lots of extra stuff. Did you change your setup?

  8. Lynn says:

    Home Made at 4:31.

    Loved this post and thanks for the video links. I’ll pass on the book, though. I’ve knit toys and gave up the habit after the monkey with separate pieces for each paw (x8), legs (x4), tail, and face (x3). Enough sewing already.

  9. SaraGL says:

    It’s the home maid (homemade, cute!) at 4:30. This clip is hilarious, especially if you love all those English Masterpiece Theaters and I do!
    Also, I’m getting the same issues as Eunice on Google Reader. I have been getting copies of Monday Morning Mirth for 10/3 and 10/17 every day for the past few days. Not sure if it’s something you can control on your end or it’s google reader’s problem… Just thought you ought to know.

  10. Sandra says:

    4.32 Home Maid “the knitted character”. Thanks for showing this super episode, enjoyed it more than the programme!!!

  11. Deb says:

    Ha! The knitting character – the home maid. I loved it. Thanks for finding and sharing.

  12. Mary says:

    It happens at 4minutes 30 seconds!! Cute, cute, cute piece of comedy!!

  13. bloepper says:

    4:31. i didn’t realize there was a such as thing as “the knitted character”, but apparently so. thanks for that.

  14. meppybn says:

    4:34 the knitted character. Must say, this was way better than season 1 !!! – which I thought very contrived and soapy compared to other ‘period dramas’. so I guess I have to leave the table :( :(

  15. LaurenS says:

    Ha! Loved this!

    4:26 – homemaid – the knited character

 
 
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