Weekend Reads + Epic Knitting Fail (after 15 years of knitting!)

Bonjour mes amis 🙂  I hope you all had a great week, and a relaxing weekend.  I had a very stressful week filled with lots of work.  And I officially hate my folklore class.  The teacher is impossible.  I have to reprint my paper (it’s ungraded until I do) because I didn’t put a word count on the title page.  WTF??  I’ve written tons of research papers and never have I ever been forced to put in a word count.  And seriously.  Couldn’t she just take off a few points for that instead of making me waste more paper??  It’s crazy.  She also handed back my preliminary bibliography (which is lame anyway, since it’s just a list of sources we are going to look at for our next paper..) and said it didn’t follow MLA format.  Um….seriously?  I’ve written enough bibliographies to know how to write one.  I even used her “how to write an MLA bibliography” sheet that she gave us.  I think she’s just crazy.

On to something happier though.  And much less stressful.

I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society last night!  I LOVED it!  It is seriously going down as one of my all-time favorite reads.  I’ll have a raving review posted soon.  I also got a review book in the mail that I won from LibraryThing.com.  It’s called The Lost Child.  I’ve heard mixed reviews of it and I’m looking forward to reading it and seeing how I feel about it. 

Oh and after knitting for….like 15 years…..I came to the conclusion yesterday while waiting for my Gramma to get out of Dialysis that I’m a failure.  I’m almost (was almost) done with the second sock in a pair for my mom.  Yesterday in the waiting room I was apparently in my own little world, and I slipped half my stitches off a needle.  Epic Fail.  I’m good at picking up lost stitches, except for this was a whole row of them.  And I picked them up, but it looks terrible.  I’m just going to have to frog the whole sock 😥  I’m very upset.

What has everyone else been reading this week? 


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at http://kellysfranceblog.blogspot.com.
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7 Responses to Weekend Reads + Epic Knitting Fail (after 15 years of knitting!)

  1. Annette says:

    First of all, I'm a knitter too but I only knit square things like scarves so I don't have too much chance of mucking it up. Also, I see The Little stranger on your “on deck” pile. I'm anxious to see what you think. I listened to it recently, and really enjoyed it, but I'm not sure I would have made it through if I were reading it. It's a good story, but long and detailed. Here's a link to my review: http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com/2010/09/audio-book.html

  2. Lyndsey says:

    That is not an epic knitting fail, that is a daily experience …at least for me!
    I am also sending poisonous vibes to your teacher. Seriously, she needs to focus on what actually matters!

  3. Booksnob says:

    I crochet, it is easier than knitting. Well, I sincerely hope this week is better. Good luck, with your wicked teacher, maybe next time, imagine her as Mrs. Dodds from The Lightning Thief and get out your magical pen.

  4. Kelly says:

    Thank you everyone for the support and good wishes and poisonous vibes to evil teacher 😉 You're all darlings!

    Booksnob-I haven't read that yet but now I'm super intrigued 😉

    Lyndsey-I would go crazy if this happened to me all the time! You poor thing-hopefully you have some nice projects that don't give you any trouble for a while 🙂

    Annette-Thanks for the link! I'm excited to start reading it and will read your review soon to see what you thought of the audio 🙂

  5. BookQuoter says:

    I wish I can knit. But can only crochet.

    I really like Guernsey also. Don't you just want to go to that place?

  6. LOL-I've been knitting for about 5 years now and I constantly mess up. I still love it though-it is very soothing even when I'm doing it “wrong.” Love to see a photo of the socks!

  7. Kelly says:

    BookQuoter-Yes! I sooooo want to go to Guernsey 🙂 It seems so lovely and quaint!

    Peaceful Reader-I guess I'm lucky because I rarely ever mess up. I'm still upset, lol. I will definitely post photos when I'm done 😉

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