More Wonderful Knitted Movie Characters

I love these types of knits – I’m sure it’s noticeable that I’m in touch with my inner geek. These LOTR characters by Denise Salway, take up to a month to create each. I’m hoping that patterns for these, the Dr. Who characters and *dare I hope* The Thunderbirds, will be available.

This would be my “Grandma Knitting” of choice… along with skully diaper covers and flame-motif blankets! Kidding 🙂 I’d make those now too, LOL

Click the photo to read the full article and there are more pictures to admire too.



In Keeping With The Tour de France Theme

This is a wonderful animated movie from 2003, a Canada / France collaboration. It tells a story of Champion, who lives with his grandmother Mme. Souza and her beloved dog, Bruno. Champion becomes a dedicated bicycle racer, just as his parents, under the tutelage of his grandmother, who is his guardian.

When Champion disappears during a leg of the Tour de France race, Mme. Souza sets out to find him and soon she is enmeshed in a nefarious Mafia plot. Befriended by the Triplets de Belleville, once famous entertainers of the 30’s, no fallen on old age and hard times, the story of how Mme., Bruno and friends is very entertaining and the music is wonderful!

It can be dark, I would not recommend this for younger children, unless you screen it first. It is however, a favourite in my family.