Monday, October 29, 2007

Socktoberfest Conquered!

Okay, so I didn't conquer it quite as thoroughly as most people, but I consider my first pair of lacy socks knit during classes to be a sufficient accomplishment, even if there are only 2 days left. You'll humor me, right? Okay, everybody knows what these are. They're Monkeys, knit with Coleslaw colorway yarn from thankewe on size 3's. I know that's at least two sizes up, but my gauge with 1.5's was closer to a suggested 0 gauge, so I used the next size I had. So they look funny. Hopefully my friend with a love for mismatched socks will think they look funny enough by themselves? Also, I really need a better time and place for pictures...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Athens Halloween

As anyone who's really aware of the nature of Ohio University (that's OU, not OSU) knows, last night was Halloween. This means a small-scale Mardi Gras and wild, drunken revelry. For those of us who are not so alcoholically-inclined, not much is too be done but wander uptown and look at costumes. My camera wasn't cooperating, but I thought I would show someone else's picture of me as Medusa. I'm a cheapskate. My costume cost about 10 bucks, and I'm perfectly content with that.

I think I was at least sort of recognizable...

Knitting-wise, I knit through all my classes still, and have (finally) almost finished a pair of Monkeys for a friend, in addition to two never-ending scarves. That's what I get for knitting a double-thick scarf for my uncle for Christmas and knitting one for myself that I anticipate felting. Such is life...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Meme...

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users (as of some days ago). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand. Add an asterisk to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: a novel
The name of the rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey*
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad*
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury tales*
The historian: a novel
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Love in the time of cholera
Brave new world
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s pendulum

The Count of Monte Cristo
A clockwork orange
Anansi boys
The once and future king
The grapes of wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: a novel

Angels and demons
The Inferno
The satanic verses
Sense and sensibility
The picture of Dorian Gray*
Mansfield Park
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
To the lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s travels*
Les misérables
The corrections
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime

The prince
The sound and the fury
Angela’s ashes: a memoir
The god of small things
A people’s history of the United States: 1492-present
A confederacy of dunces
A short history of nearly everything
The unbearable lightness of being
The scarlet letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake: a novel
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the art of motocycle maintenance: an inquiry into values
The Aeneid*
Watership Down
Gravity’s rainbow
The Hobbit
In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The three musketeers

And gee, I thought I was a reader...