My friend Barbara just sent me this link I have to share with you.
Now I don't think I've been to the movies since Dr. S was about six months old and slept through a matinee of Me and You and Everyone We Know. But I may have to see Coraline in the theater. And no, S can't come along this time; Todd took her to see Despereaux a few months ago and she was terrified, so there's no way she's up for the level of scariness here (and there's obviously no way she would sleep through it anymore, either).
I'm going to see it because of the costumes. Yes, I know it's a stop-action film, which makes the costumes draw seem really weird. I realize I should see it for all the other aspects that make it amazing. For example, the incredible level of detail demonstrated in this fascinating article about the making of the film. Wow.
But read this article about the teeny, tiny sweaters and tell me you're not completely fascinated by the wardrobe aspect, too? Here's the short film about Althea Crome, the woman who knitted the sweaters. Amazing.
Now me, I'm already in love with the yellow raincoat. Which, as it happens, coincides with my starting to think about fall patterns. I desperately want to do a jacket or raincoat, and the rain slicker makes me want to do one even more.
By the way, knitters, did you catch that link to the free sweater pattern download for normal-sized humans? So cute.