Happy Birthday, Jillian! Book cake!


I read The Losers Club by Richard Perez last night. (L) (BC) (175 pages). It's about a 20 something man looking for love, but not exactly "an unlucky writer addicted to the personals" as the backpage claims. It was a bookclub selection by the girlfriend I'm going to visit in Montreal in two weeks, which is why I read it at all. The book was better than I expected but I identified a whole lot more with his grandparents. At least the way he decribes them near the end of the book, "hollow relics of a bygone era. Soulless tyrants who sought only to squash your dreams."

Or maybe realistically assessing his idiot ideas, but hey, hindsight is 20/20.

Boy, that club scene sounds HORRIBLE. Is that what it's like? I can't even imagine moshing, much less the rest of it, and I hung out in San Francisco & Berkeley during the Rock/Disco/Punk era.

Liz has now been knit to the top part of the X border edging.Whoo! Amazing progress.

And I knit another mitten and most of its thumb, Mittenbutton0 it's another pattern from Handknit & Homespun but it's garter stitch. Garter stitch in the round is knit/purl. Gah. The yarn is the pink thick & thin I picked up at Skein Lane & that the pattern calls for, but it looks funky. I think I'll block it and see if I like it better.

I'm sure this is an idiot question, but what the heck to they mean by "reverse the thumb shaping"? Start the thumb at the end of the row? I'm going to try Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sideways Mystery Mittens next and trust me, I'll be using her Blind Follower instructions.

On a work related note, I don't need a shredder. I need a chipper.