April 15, 2010

A fetching introduction.

I've always found Thursday evenings a true testament to humanity. Have you ever noticed during the day (or maybe this is just me) you always say, "whew, just one more day!" Or, when you're home after work, you're itching to do something, anything at all, just because you can feel the weekend seeping into your bones? I usually end up going out with Cory at some point on Thursday evenings; we'll meet up for a drink after work or hit up a bookstore--but it seems like we have to do something other than sit at home infront of the tube. (Not surprising as he can hardly stand to be inside a house for hours at a time and I'm usually game for anything.) Since college I have always found Thursdays really interesting. It really makes me consider how different I would be if I had a "typical" 9-5 or desk job instead of up and moving all day as a teacher.

How are your Thursdays?

So what am I up to tonight? We're at Borders.

A few things have caught my eye since I have been here, one of which is particularly charming and I want to share it with you! (p.s. the graphic is obviously from Amazon...I have no shame.)

So, why share this book? When I saw it on the shelf, I thought it was your typica, run of the mill non-fiction piece about knitting. But, much to my dismay, the introduction is quite witty and I greatly appreciate one particular segment that I will offer you here:

"To shorten this examination of my odd psyche, I am not a woman who enjoys process. I am a writer who does not enjoy writing. I can find innumerable ways to avoid it. But, to rip off Dorothy Parker, nothing else--nothing--gives me the same thrill as having written.
I am the same way with knitting. The process is fine, mind you, and keeps my hands busy. But nothing else--nothing--gives me the rush that I get from finishing something.
The parallels between writing and knitting go even further. Like writing, knitting as a finite number of raw ingredients. There are twenty-six letters in the alphabet. Those letters can combine to give you David Foster Wallace or freshman composition papers."

First of all, amen sister! I totally hear you. I hate processes as well and I always need immediate feedback (ie: no huge tasks, rather small tasks that can be accomplished quickly). But, her second connection to DFW is so spot on. If you have not been tackled by a person, or local English teacher who sweats the heck out of DFW, google the man. It's time well spent.

Anyway--other than that, I am perusing the typical stitch books. I did also find a bargin bin copy of this, and plan to pick it up:

Anywho--that's where I am on thus Thursday evening I'm probably going to appease myself by picking up Sweater Quest. Once I finish reading, I will fill you in if you should pick it up as well :)

Weekend plans update: Cory and I are heading to Dewey Beach for a "beginning-of-the-season" ultimate frisbee tournament. I guess I should clarify, Cory is playing. I am not. I plan on reading and crocheting most of the time while they play. It should be fun to go away with Cory--we haven't been stuck in the car together for multiple hours in quite some time! ha!

Want something to do this weekend? Check out this ADORABLE DIY project from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess. It seems quick and oh so lovely!


  1. i have a very strange job right now, working 12 hours a week, no more. thursdays i work from 3-6. but even so, i still find them filled with excitement for the weekend. maybe even more than fridays, because by the end of fridays i just want to chill out.
    interesting to think about.
    enjoy your weekend, and play ultimate (at a practice) it really is fun :)

  2. thanks for your comment! I l-o-v-e watching ultimate, but I am incredibly uncoordinated. The thought of running and catching something at the same time, plus doing it infront of people is not my kind of fun lol.

    12 hours a week? That's crazy! I would crochet all the extra time away!