Of all the knitting holidays, Oscar Night is probably the most holy.

Before we go on, some of you – at least one of you – may not be up on all the knitting holidays.  It’s  a short year, with so far only three major holidays, but I am sure I will be adding more.

The year starts out at the beginning of October with the Lenten like  period of yarn purchase denial that ends with the weekend long Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck.   In November and December, we celebrate the new season of Victorian/Edwardian mini series on PBS with lots of knit alongs which are like prayer services with cursing, and wine.  There is the Veneration of the Blessed Noro that takes place at the Knitting Nation winter sale sometime in February;  then, finally, the Oscar night, tonite!

It’s remarkable that I haven’t seen even one of the movies that are up for nomination. But, I am going to a friend’s house to watch the Oscars, and we are going to play this excellent little Bingo game.

This is me, ringing the doorbell to watch the Oscars at your house.

I’ve got four projects on the needles and I am hoping to get a substantial amount of two of them done  tonight. One is Elsewhere by Amy Swenson; I am on sleeve two, using a devil-may-care combo of Malabrigo and Noro.

The other is a slouchy beret based on the Snail Hat. I believe my innovations with this pattern will win me one of those Special Effects Oscars at next year’s ceremony.