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!