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After what feels like a bajillion years of knitting (in an all-over pattern with hard-to-see black yarn in a teeny tiny sock weight on teeny tiny needles, no less), I am finally finished with Thermal. Whew. Well, finished except for the buttons--unless I can find some suitable ones around the house, I need to buy some. But that's not much left to do, and it's even sort of wearable-looking without them.

I've also made some more progress on the Brandi gloves--I'm up to the thumb-hole on the second one, so pretty soon I should have them both ready for fingers. Then I'll just have the duplicate-stitching and finishing left to go.

I've been watching a lot of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on dvd while I work and stuff. I forgot how much I liked it. Even though it's almost forty years old (I've been watching the first season, from 1970) and the sensibility is a bit dated/different from my own (e.g. how badly Mary and Rhoda want to get married), I find it really relatable. There are moments when it gets into stuff about women's friendships, office weirdness, the difficulty of dealing with unwanted attention from men, and other things I've had my own experiences with in a way that I don't think I've seen represented on any other show. When you think about it, there haven't been that many tv shows about women who have regular jobs and live in one-room apartments and who aren't married and aren't mothers. Plus I think I just relate to it because I'm a somewhat Mary Richards-esque person, though that's not a side of me everybody sees. Anyways, watching the show has been fun and comforting and surprisingly thought-provoking at times. I think one of these days I'm going to have to get my own copy of the first season dvds, if not the later ones, just to have them around.

While I had the dvds out from the store I took some screencaps of the beret Mary wears in the famous hat-throwing scene in the opening credits. I'm thinking about trying to knit one like it or at least something similar. I don't know if anybody would be interested in it but me, but if I do try to reproduce it I think I'll try to write it up into a pattern in case anyone else wants to knit it too.
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