Tedious, Tedium, Tediocrity

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

No pictures yet but I'm 90% done with Kurt's first fingerless glove. It's a bit big on his hand but he says he likes it that way and I figure he'll grow into it. On the other hand, it fits me just about perfectly and I'm getting some good ideas of where I'll mod the pattern when I make mine. Hehehe.

The cuff and fingers fit both he and I perfectly, it's just the main hand part that's big. I don't quite understand it because every time I've made or tried to make gloves, this happens. In a weird parallel, he was using my fingerless gloves (the ones I made when my grandpa was first in the hospital) to shovel this weekend and got dog poop on them somehow. I washed them, scrunched them up a little before drying and now they're not so baggy. Maybe the answer is in the blocking?

Oh, and the Tedious Title? That's for the fingerless gloves. I really don't enjoy knitting them so much but the end result is sooo worth it.

In lieu of pictures, I have a meme that I took from Marisa's blog. I also used the same online retailer for the book links.

1) Name five of your favourite books.

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass, Stephen King
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis (yes, I'm counting them as one.)
Lord of the Flies, William Golding

2) What was the last book you bought?

The Penultimate Peril, Lemony Snicket (for Kurt)

3) What was the last book you read/finished?

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (I really liked it, not because I completely agree with her but because it really make me think and question my beliefs.

4) List five books that have been particularly meaningful to you (in no particular order).

Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad
Wizard and Glass, Stephen King
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Bag of Bones, Stephen King
1984, George Orwell (more intriguing than meaningful maybe.)

5) Name three books you’ve been dying to read but just haven’t gotten around to it?
I don't know because I don't have my list with me. No, seriously though the ones I'm dying to read change all the time. I'm very influenced by recommendations, either by others or through references in what I'm reading. That's one reason I'm such a fan of Stephen King - he is constantly making references to other authors or novels in his books and I end up seeking them out. I never would have read Maugham or Vonnegut if it weren't for King. Okay, I would have read Vonnegut but Maugham? No. And you know what? I liked it (Maugham, that is, not Vonnegut).

Alright, the list is here. I forgot how easy it is to find online. So, the next three I'm just dying to read are...

The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers because a friend of mine told me it's great.
A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh (also mentioned in King's books)


Imbrium said...

Yay Tattered Cover! Yay independent bookstores!

Blocking is the answer to everything. Blocking is my 42. I've yet to knit any gloves or mittens, so I can't give specific advice, but blocking rocks my world.

Yeah, big fan of the blocking.

Cathi said...

Have you been to Tattered Cover? I was in one of them on Friday! I like that they're a LBS, but I have mixed feelings about them. I liked reading your meme!

jessica said...

I can't wait to see the fingerless gloves! thanks for stoppin by! I'm sorry I've not commented in a while... but I love your sweater! it turned out great. And to think you finished it in 15 days! You deserve that gold! Take care!