Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday

The knitting tedium continues with the sample swatch making. To make myself sit still and knit little squares or rectangles of truly luscious yarns, I have been listening to audio books. Right now Stephen King's Duma Key is rocking my audio book world. Its nice an LOOOONNNG too. The reader is excellent and delivers the humourous lines with a dead pan that makes them even funnier. The main character has a life altering accident with major head trauma that makes it hard for him to remember names and words. Some of his brain's substitutions make for some great nonsense phrasing "Sit on the buddy you dump birch!!" that are read with the emotion required which makes it even funnier. I think I may go to Hell for finding brain damage somewhat hilarious in this instance. The creepiness is just starting to warm up though.

I was a King fan way back when he wrote good stories. Carrie was my first foray and I think I was still in elementary school when I first read it. Then I think Cujo was next. The first half of IT scared me silly but the second half sucked. I remember finding King's cameo in the movie version of Sleepwalkers as ridiculously funny. Misery was and excellent read as was Delores Clayborn. There are more I thoroughly enjoyed but I can't remember.
The man has HUGE comedic talent mixed in with the creepy and I sincerely enjoy it. Some of his later books have been kinda dull for me and I stopped reading him. Duma Key so far has me rivetted and was recommended by my friend Geeta. Thats the only reason why I picked it up at the library.

Today in knitting ,though, I am setting the samples aside to finish Cameron's flip topped Instant Mittens. Its cold up here! Its not going to climb above 0 Celcius this week and my baby's hands need cozies. Once the mitts are done I can finish up the 3 remaining samples for Saturday. then I'm free to continue the Xmas knits. I got a great blue Lett Lopi (itchy itchy but warm) for the blue Instant Mitts and I finally have a turquoise for the last pair. Also gotta finish Dad's mittens. Make a hat or two and I am thinking of a couple last minute knit toys for babies.

Gonna need more audiobooks....

4 comments:

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Sirius Black says if you scratch his back those curls will keep fingers warm...

Rebecca Klein said...

I was never much of a King fan myself, but my sister had every book and a number of movies when we were growing up, so I picked up a few along the way. I always found them a bit too creepy...
If you're interested in crafts, or some fun things to do in Montreal (and perhaps get some use from the mitts you're knitting, check out my posts on Scrapbooking and Snowshoeing! (www.montrealleisure.blogspot.com)

Tara said...

I'm a King fan from way back. The Stand is one of the best works of fiction out there, and his Dark Tower trilogy was brilliant. My first King book was IT, I must have been about, oh, 13 when I read it? Scared me silly. Couldn't read it at night after a bit. You might also enjoy Bag of Bones. It's funny you should mention books, I'm finally starting to read again after a long hiatus (there's really no need to be knitting EVERY free moment, is there?).

AliP said...

ptmr: LOL @ Sirius. He's such a come on artist with those "Keep your fingers warm" lines.

Tara: With audio books you can do BOTH. I am such a freakin' awesome multitasker.