knitting and the life I almost have around it

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hornblower confusion

Whilst spinning and knitting and ignoring my teeth this week i have been working my way through the BBC series, Hornblower. If you are not familiar with this series, rent it, buy it, whatever - it's great. Trust Ms Spider, how often does she steer you wrong? You do not have to be into military stuff, because i am really really not. It's just... awesome. and you get to see his lovely bottom in episode 5, 'Mutiny' and that's worth it by itself.

However, everytime i watch episode 7, 'Loyalty', i think i see something odd.. and today with my Monkey's help, i have proof for my loyal readers.

The love interest for Captain Horatio Hornblower makes him some 'gloves' (which are in actual fact grey mittens, in about a 10ply, which feature quite heavily in episode 8, 'Duty') and bestows them to him just before he makes sail on the 'Hotspur' to check out Napoleon's (or 'Boney's' as her is refered to by most of the Brits) behaviour during 'peace time'. When she hands them to him, there is a lot of umming and aahing... and there is a teensy, brief, hardly noticeable shot...

where is it apparent that the mittens somehow have three thumbs.A good man is hard to find, but a good man with three thumbs? Good luck Mariah, good bloody luck.

Just thought i'd share :)

the amused and justified
Ms Spider xo



  • At July 13, 2007 6:25 am, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Yes indeed - we all watch Hornblower for the hot and unusual knitwear. ;)

  • At July 13, 2007 7:00 am, Blogger kms said…

    roflmao. trust you to notice! nice one spider :)

  • At July 13, 2007 9:48 am, Anonymous 2paw said…

    Three thumbs up for observation!!! Is his girlfriend Julia Sawalha?? (Sp??)

  • At July 13, 2007 11:13 am, Blogger Olivia said…

    Love that show! What is wrong with me - I first read it as "you get to see his lovely button". I'm thinking, wow! did I miss it? Must be a pretty a-mazing button...

    Julia's role was pretty sad in that show, and also pretty sad in later seasons of Ab Fab as well. I miss the young perky Julia of Pride and Prejudice and Press Gang!


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