Thursday, January 05, 2006

And the ultimate book to anticipate eagerly in 2006:

our own Knitting Curmudgeon's opus magnificum



the first chapter of which I have already read, and I can tell you: it's mah-velous!

7 comments:

Joe said...

Okay...do you realize you just called Marilyn's book second best?

Maybe that's what you meant, but most people think that "penultimate" means the ultimate of ultimate, but it really means the next-to-most-ultimate.

I've won a few bets with this little tidbit, because almost everyone who uses this word, uses it in the wrong context. Ferchrissakes...how often do you need to say "second most ultimate"?

Carol said...

Oh Lord. Okay, I changed it to "ultimate." No more highfalutin' words fer me.

Thanks, Joe.

You were waiting a peneternity -- I mean, a long time for that one, weren't you?

Selma said...

See, and I thought she was leading up to TOMORROW'S entry, which would be the ultimate (as in final) book, with this one being the last-but-one, which is what I always thought penultimate meant.
Not a judgement as in second best, but a place on a time-line as in next-to-last. I'd bet ya on it, Joe!

Joe said...

Yes, Selma is technically correct, but I took poetic license in my interpretation of Carol's post.

Selma said...

Darn, I'd rather be poetic than technical. OK. There once was a girl from Nantucket...........

Enjay said...

Yes, yes, and if you continue in that vein you learn that s/he has some really interesting talents. Not unlike our favorite curmudgeon, although the particular talents we're discussing here are in a completely different vein.

Fredda said...

Now, about "opus magnificum"...

Carol, Your previews are great and helpful. Just received a copy of Knitovation; don't know what to say except, I wish you had written a preview before I told my friend to surprise me.

I love this group!!!!