Monday, September 18, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Week 1

Cute opening. Welcome to season 25. 

Terrell. Good when he's not doing cha cha. I saw heel leads and technique was almost non existent. I'll give him the scores for the entertainment factor. 

Debbie. Pretty. Her frame needs some work. I don't know how she'll handle Latin. I'll give her the scores

Sasha. She seemed to get behind or forget the steps at the beginning. Not much cha cha. A bit careful. A little high. 

Drew. A bit fast for a foxtrot and his footwork was messy. He tried. Height difference is going to be a problem. Ill give him the scores. On par with the other dancers so far.

Barbara. Too many stops. Too careful. No hips. Too high? 

Jordan. First potential finalist I've seen. Might be a bit too hyper. Hopefully he can pull off Latin. I agree with the scores. 

Nick. Knees were bent the entire time. Wasn't very good. I'll give him the scores but a tad high. 

Vanessa. Much better than her husband. Weight was a bit back on the new Yorkers but not bad. I agree with the scores. 

Frankie. A bit stompy but had potential for ballroom. Not sure about Latin. I agree with the scores. 

Nikki. A bit one note. Frame wasn't bad. I'm interested to know how she'll dance out of frame. I'll give her the scores. 

Derek. Lifts were good. But the salsa was weak. Too high for me. 

Victoria. Not bad. A bit hoppy but considering her timeline very good. I love the outfit. I'll give her the scores. 

Lindsey. Best of the night but I'm not surprised. Sharp and clean. A few arm positions were a bit odd. I agree with the scores. 

So the front runners so far are Jordan, Vanessa, and Lindsey. Probably going home first is Barbara.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A head!

The top of one anyway.

Finally something interesting has appeared.

And I have created an Instagram account for Clyde.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

half of page 2

I'm slightly more than halfway through page 2, but I still have 15 more rows before anything interesting appears. Although there was one row that had 7 stitches of the same color in a row (gasp!)

I had a very busy week that included 2 interviews. It was capped off by being out of town this weekend for a wedding and was unable to stitch for 2 days. It was in the foothills of the Catskills and I was calling it the boondocks as I saw lots of corn, cows, and deer. And my hotel had no cell reception. Thankfully it had WiFi so I wasn't completely cut off from the outside world.

And here's a pretty picture of Clyde who was tired from chasing the red dot.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Cast

The cast has been revealed for season 25.

25? Ack.

Shark Tank entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
The last shark that came on the show was not good, but he ended up marrying his partner so I think that was the better prize. I don't think that will happen this season. Hopefully she'll surprise me with her dancing, but I'm not holding my breath.

’80s icon Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
Congrats to Alan for being made a pro. I know of Debbie, but she was before my time for me to really know anything about her.

NBA player Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
No clue who he is, but I assume he's tall and will have trouble with the frame due to height differences. Thankfully Sharna is one of the taller pros (although she's probably still shorter than me)

Property Brothers star Drew Scott with Emma Slater
Drew should be likable even if he can't dance. But at 6'6", he's another tall guy who may have trouble with the height difference in frame.

Actor Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
While I never watched the show that made him famous, I believe he still has a fan base and will hopefully have a pleasant personality.

Singer/actor Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold

YouTube star Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
I love her music. She actually danced with Derek in one of her videos so she should be able to keep up with Mark. I believe she'll make the finals.

Singer Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
Former boy bander, should hopefully have some moves.

WWE wrestler Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
I literally only know her because she was on a Who's Line is it Anyway? episode. Her and her sister were good sports so she should be likeable.

Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
No clue but the last actress from this show did pretty well.

NFL player Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
No clue. But football players tend to do well in the rankings even if they're not the greatest dancers.

TV personality Vanessa Lachey with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Hopefully can dance. Interesting that her and her husband are competing with pros who are also married.

Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy
I have no idea who she is, or what her disability is, but the show has proven in the past that you can go far and be really good even with everything not in perfect order.

I don't see Sasha. I guess he's in charge of planning his wedding?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Still background

Still nothing very interesting happening yet. Pretty, but not very interesting.

So I leave you with Clyde. I'm thinking of making an instagram account for him or a facebook page. Clyde 'crazy kitty' with the tagline "Cats are supposed to sleep at least 14 hours a day. He didn't get the memo."