Thaddeus and I had a visit from the infamous Curmudgeon this weekend, and one minor event piqued my curiosity.
Common Factors of Beauty
Whilst passing an antique store in Lambertville, Marilyn, Thaddeus and I all commented how much we liked a folk-art sculpture of a fish. Even though we saw lots of other folk art in the store windows, we all agreed that this simple fish sculpture had a certain genuineness to it.
There was nothing extraordinary about this fish, but for all of us, it seemed to have all the necessary components that made it a successful piece of art. And yet, none of us could tell exactly what it was that made it so successful.
I guess good art is kind of like pornography...you know it when you see it.
I finished the last sleeve on the dark tweed pullover.
I didn't end up sewing it together (although the shoulders have been together for a while now. I kept debating on whether I wanted to scour the pieces first (to remove the spinning oil), before sewing it up, and I never ended up doing either the scouring or the sewing.
I'll finish it this coming weekend by sewing it up, and then scouring it.
Regarding my review of Patricia Highsmith's A Tremor of Forgery, M-H writes, "Did you know she wrote the first US lesbian novel with a happy ending (The Price of Salt) under a pseudonym? It's since been republished under her own name."
Yes, my friend who gave me the book told me the whole history of the book, including her pen-name, Claire Morgan. I wonder when someone will write the first gay man's novel with a happy ending...lol.
Sonya writes, "i'm very interested in your men's knitted briefs pattern. I'm wondering if you can help me locate a similar pattern or the same one."
The pattern is available here: