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15 Feb 2010

The Knitter’s Lament.

Written by sally @ 8:22 pm — Section: sally

So it turns out that I’m kind of a crap knitter. I figured I would be, as I have very poor hand-eye coordination. (I am horrible at all video games, although I am not total crap at pinball. Because what’s sweeping the nation, much like baby fish mouth? PINBALL IN 2010.) I have been plugging along on a crusty scarf that is only getting crustier as I manhandle it, and it brings me no joy: only reminders of how crusty it is. I could blame Vanna White and her shitty, splayed yarn for my troubles, but I know that Vanna and her 2/$3 special are only partly to blame. That being said, I did make some lovely felt flowers today during Spike’s nap. So see, I still have the crafting flu — I just need to find something that doesn’t make me feel like I did growing up when I could not make it past the cherry level in Ms. Pac Man. (In related news, I used to get whipped by a friend’s brother at Super Mario Brothers in high school. He had Down Syndrome.)

I started reading The Foreskin’s Lament by Shalom Auslander, and it turns out I don’t enjoy books like that. I felt like I signed up for “wacky wacky Orthodox insanity” and instead just got the Jewish version of Running with Scissors. Which I did not read. On purpose. However, since I got halfway through Foreskin’s Lament, I am counting that as a completely read book and adding it to my list. Next up: I plan to halfway read The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell before giving up and just looking at the photos and then putting it back on the shelf.


Here are some tags:
SMRIE (I’ve decided that this person embraces the Cole Porter within her, and that her name is Marie. You know, ‘swonderful, ‘smarvelous, ‘sMarie.)

3 Responses to “The Knitter’s Lament.”

  1. poobou said:

    There’s actually a pinball game for the Playstation. Which I only know because my husband owns it. Because he is a nerd. But you know, if you’re looking for a way to hone your video game skills… eh, probably not.

  2. Krista said:

    Read the Mitford sister’s letters instead. Very interesting…and worth not just looking at the pictures.

  3. sally said:

    I’ve read the letters, and you’re right: they are awesome.