It's sad when your obsessive hobby hates you. The knit on sleeves are leaving gappy holes in the pick up stitches and I did take a picture to see if you all think I should frog the whole sleeve and knit 'em flat & sew 'em on or frog back & see if I can fix the gappy holes somehow (although I tried at the time...) but evidently when your hobby hates you, your camera hates you too. Hmph.
Oh dang. That means I can't post the pictures of the aprons that were my grandmothers and great grandmothers and, I a few of my mom's. Until I get batteries for the camera anyway. Okay, text heavy today, picture heavy later.
Then I pick up an ongoing scarf and actually figure out where I am in the pattern (row 4!) and knit just enough rows to get the whole pattern and stitch count completely screwed up. I frogged it. (Okay, it's true, it was a little too wide and was probably going to run out of yarn & get frogged anyway, but that's completely beside the point.)
At least I still have reading.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Lost Constitution by William Martin. It follows the exploits of Peter Fallon, a rare book expert and his girlfriend Evangeline, a travel writer. *This time out they're chasing one of the first annotated rough drafts of the Constitution. The story follow them in real time and flashes back alternating chapters from August 1786 forward, following the document up in line. It was wonderfully convoluted through the heirs and twists and turns of life, all the way up to who knew who and what and when to the present. Ostensibly they're working for Harriet Holden, a congressperson who's making waves to repeal the Second Amendment, much to the disgust of survivalists, a religious empire and a network magnate. But it's so much more than that.
A few quotes from the book: "But this is America. In America, we get up in the morning, we go to work and we solve our problems."
"Hate the sin, but love the sinner. Especially when she has six million listeners every afternoon. But back to you. If you were in crisis, have you considered what would happen if you were not to survive it?" Peter didn't like the sound of that. "Are you threatening me?"Jarvis laughed. "Why would I threaten you? If not for a chance meeting at the Mount Washington Hotel, I would never have laid eyes on you before." And finally,
He understood her. She never wondered if what he really understood was how to find her buttons and push them. J
*This time! There are two previous books featuring Peter Fallon, Back Bay (written in 1979?!) and Harvard
Yarn Yard (2003). (Sorry. Knitter here. Anything that starts with y-a-r should end with an "n"). I'm looking forward to reading their previous exploits but my. That's a 24 year gap between the first & the 2nd. Good thing the 3rd is only a mere four years.
Dolce Bellezza had this meme (that I am stealing): The game is SCATTERGORIES ... and it's harder than it looks! Here are the rules:
* Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.
* They MUST be real places, names, things ... NOTHING made up!
* If you can't think of anything, skip it.
* You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
* If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!
My name: Carrie
- Famous Singer/Band: Counting Crows
- Four letter word: Cash
- Street: Castro St
- Color: Crimson
- Gifts/Presents: Chocolate
- Vehicle: Civic
- Things in a Souvenir Shop: Coffee cups
- Boy Name: Charles
- Girl Name: Catherine
- Movie Title: Clear & Present Danger (or, y'know, Carrie)
- Drink: Coffee
- Occupation: CEO
- Celebrity: Carmine Giovinazzo
- Magazine: Cosmopolitan
- U.S. City: Cinncinnati
- Pro Sports Teams: Cardinals
- Fruit: Cantaloupe
- Reason for Being Late for Work: Car trouble
- Something You Throw Away: cartons
- Things You Shout: Come here!
- Cartoon Character: Argh. Wiley Coyote. Cinderella?