Friday, May 9, 2008

Finished Objects; Progress; Book Report

I had some minor medical stuff done this morning, leaving me sore and ouchie, so please forgive the lack of sparkling wit and erudite insight today :)

Meanwhile, as promised, I finished the Fitted Tank, but haven't blocked it yet:

I also finished the March installment of the STR sock club:

I don't love them. They're a little big. Also, they're knit with STR mediumweight, which is a bit thicker than I typically like my sock yarns. They'll make good bed socks for next winter, I guess. I also made some progress on the Dayflower Lace camisole:

So far I'm enjoying this pattern. It's easy enough that I don't have to pay too much attention to it but interesting enough to keep it from getting boring. I also finished up the first bobbin of that burgundy merino, so I can start the other half of that when I'm feeling a little better.

Book Report

For some reason, my reading has slowed down a bit over the last month or so. I finished reading Person of Interest by Susan Choi. This book centers on a mathematics professor who gets caught up in a Unabomber-type bombing investigation. There were parts of the book that were slow, but I was glad I didn't give up on it. It turned into a fascinating portrait of a difficult man.

Right now I'm reading After You'd Gone, by Maggie O'Farrell. I really enjoyed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Farrell's most recent book, so I went back and got a few of her older books. She had me hooked into this one, too, from the beginning. She creates wonderful unconventional women in her work. I'm eagerly reading to find out what happens.


Longtime readers of this blog (of whom there are two) will remember that I vacillated for a long time before voting in the Virginia primary. At the time, I had a hard time choosing between Clinton and Obama, feeling that I'd be happy to support either one in the general election. Not any more. I've come to truly despise Hillary Clinton. I'm not quite sure why she's still fighting, tooth and nail, for a nomination she will most likely not get. Is it delusion? Does she really think that she's the only Democrat who would make a good President? Is it a messiah complex? Is it a sense of entitlement? Either way, she's wrecking the Democratic Party right now, perpetuating racial and class divisions, and virtually handing the election over to McCain. When Mitt Romney quit the Republican race, he had a far greater claim to stay in the race than Hillary does now. It was still early enough in the primary that he could have amassed a significant number of victories. But he clearly valued something more than his own ambitions. Sad to say that I can't say that of Hillary Clinton.

To the Woman with the Golden Retriever

CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG. It's the law. Kids play in my yard. And don't try to claim it wasn't your dog, when I watched the whole thing from my study window.


Scott T. said...

Next time, pick up Liam's bat as you walk out the door (it's light; perfect for weilding one-handed) then pick up the poo, chase her down, and fling it at her. I can teach you some special words that you won't be terribly comfortable with but that are perfect for screaming as you run down the street after someone

kippi said...

That's gross about the dog. Yuck. I vote for taking digital photos and then approaching her with it. Along with a plastic bag so she can take her poop home with her. Oh and Scott, what are those words?

I don't get the Hilary thing and why she seems insistent to tear apart the Dem Party. The only thing I can guess is that she is hoping that McCain will win and be a one term president so she can take her shot at 2012. I doubt she will be more appealing then. Besides, most of her fans are the over 65 crowd. I already have election fatigue and it really hasn't even started yet.

WAH! you finished your green socks. I really need to get with the program. Your sweater and tank both look great. thanks for the book recommendations.

ps you get five stars for today's post because you used the word 'erudite.' fantastic.

Scott T. said...

Loren has a big giant brain full of big words, none of which I can spell.

I've been instructed not to respond on the potential words for use with the poop lady because the wouldn't be "family friendly"