Wednesday, June 16, 2004

What a life. I'm almost certainly going to be let go either this week or next, and, with the Mate unemployed as of three weeks ago, we're in deep, deep trouble. See, this is what happens when your blood family decides it needs to fall apart; nobody to help me! But my family by choice, Kitten, RtW, and my Clan (Scottish, not KKK, people!) are there for me, and we'll be ok.

On good news, I've learned to use my sewing machine, thanks to Kitten. I made a teddy bear! Purple and green plaid, lumpy and bumpy and mine. Ok, so he's a bit Frankenstine monsterish, but he's mine and I love him. I'll put a picture up for Mr. Bear eventually.

Had a good time in general. Checked out the new LYS, Anacapa Fine Yarns, who's website apparently isn't in the Google search engine yet. Neat store, though small, and has a nice variety of yarns, though heavy on the scarf yarn. I don't blame her; scarf yarn sells, and a new store is hard enough to open.

Good news? She's carrying Lambs Pride. Yes! Bad news? No Cascade 220. That's ok; Rob and Matt at Threadbear are still my main suppliers, I think. And once things get settled down over there and the Thready Bear project gets going, I'll make Mr. Bear a sweater.

I want to learn to do lace, and I wanted to support the new store, so I bought a magazine (Interweave knits) that has a simple lace pattern in it. Madli's Shawl by Nancy Bush: "Estonian lace in a shawl that's fun to knit." We'll see about that. I know I can get free lace patterns on the web; hell, Wendy put together a page of them. But I wanted to support my local store...

The mag also had two more things I want to do; the "Knot a Knitted Paper Bag", and the "Fair Isle Bag", both fun looking and things I would use. Anyway, Photobucket is down, so no pictures, but I'll leave you with a Meme.

Gacked this from Marie

Copy this list of literature classics (or at least relatively agreed-upon canon, regardless of how one defines a "classic"), and embolden the ones you've read. Seeing the movie doesn't count!

Like Marie, I've read 25. Strangely enough, (or not) it's a different 25. The ones that are in italics I have read part of but not finished, for whatever reason. Edited to add: actually, 26. I forgot that we read "A Tale of Two Cities" in high school.

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph - Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey

Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein

Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard - Native Son


At June 16, 2004 at 6:32 PM, Blogger raibeart said...

Augh... well, we've said it before. You have a spot at the foot of our bed.


At June 23, 2004 at 4:51 PM, Blogger jenifleur said...

I followed your link and noticed your group is going to be at ft. mac-I'll be there with my husband's roman group, if you're going I'd sure love to meet you! Sorry about the job thing, I've been in a similar place myself recently. It's scary.


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