Hi, and happy Friday!
Here are a few of my favorite things this week.
edit: It's now Saturday. It turned out that my schedule yesterday evening was already full of important things, like knitting for ten minutes before falling asleep on the couch. Whoops.
The movie In A World... is now on Netflix, and it's fantastic. I've always been interested in speech patterns, which this film explores a bit, and it's an interesting look into the voice-over industry. It also acknowledges a small but niggling annoyance that I encounter constantly on the train: the 'sexy baby voice.' As a girl with a relatively high-pitched speaking voice and a baby-face myself, I definitely understand that sometimes, it's just who you are. Buuuuut other times it's a really bizarre and irritating affectation.
This is the Milkweed sweater by Carol Sunday-- and I am absolutely crazy about it. Flatteringly shaped cables and a moss stitch portrait collar? Yes please! I am itching to cast this on... but it will have to wait until after Christmas because my list of people to knit or craft things for is out of control.
Ew, I wish the logo for this podcast was less gruesome-- but don't let that put you off, because it's the best podcast I've listened to in years. Serial is hosted by Sarah Koenig, formerly of This American Life, and she explores one story through an entire season of podcasts. The first season is an in-depth look at a murder case, including the possibility that the man serving jail time after being convicted is actually innocent. New episodes come out every Thursday and I can't wait for the next one!
Kate Davis, super-cute upright bass player and singer, recorded this acoustic version of Katy Perry's song 'Roar' for the New York Humane Society. I love the song (go ahead and judge me if you feel the need) and Kate has such a sweet voice. And obviously, the cats. Oh, the cats. I want every single one of those little babies.
Peggy Collins takes adorable photos of her chipmunk, Chipper. This 'Tea Party' photo is one of my favorites. Also, hi, of course I want to have tea parties with woodland creatures.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!