I was disappointed by 300. I heard it was going to be incredibly awe-strikingly violent and it wasn't. Then I thought about the implications of my disappointment and grew deeply disturbed; when a film's reputation is that of violence and gore, I expect near-undeliverable levels of grotesqueness. The films whose violence I find truly, shakingly violent are films I don't want my loved ones to see. Film-depictions of violence are most disturbing -- for me -- when there is a human element, when you can see the pain being felt by the actors. 300 didn't deliver that level of violence, and for that I am grateful, but I would be better off if I didn't seek out the mega-Hollywood over-embellished films.
AND ONTO KNITTING!
I used most of my glorious tosh merino light in moorland on my storm cloud shawlette, but I didn't use all of it. Tosh is so magnificent and I don't like accruing small amounts of left-over yarn, so I looked for a cabled headband pattern and found: The Leonidas by J.
I used a size 4 needle and double-stranded the tosh, and probably used a size 3 needle for cabling. I knit about 10-11 inches of cabling and added an i-cord to either end (which is a mod a lot of people have done).
It's so simple, I love it! I want to make another one out of my leftover tosh byzantine. It's soft, doesn't hurt when I wear it all day, and the variegation of the yarn makes for an interesting headband. I'm very happy with it :)