Wednesday, October 10, 2012

yarn along: i can make pretty things!

Joining Ginny over at Small Things for the regular Wednesday Yarn Along!
Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~ Ginny Sheller from Small Things

Book: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
I'm about halfway through and find it both heartbreaking and funny. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to Didion's memoir about the death of her husband and the grief she went through... I think I'm so full of hormones and emotions right now that I'm finding some comfort reading about turmoil in someone else's life. Kind of like the way sad love songs resonate with you, especially when you're going through some heartache of your own. 

Knitting Project: Cotton & Cloud cable yoke jacket using Ella Rae Classic Heathers 100% wool. While I was knitting the cabled yoke I kept saying to myself, "Wow, I am making something truly beautiful!" This is probably the most complicated sweater I've worked on and I've had to undo stitches a few times because I'm really trying to make this as perfect as I can. But it is so gratifying and I'm so pleased with how it is coming out. Mayumi watches as I knit sometimes and she is beyond excited to receive it. We keep joking that even though she knows I'm making it for her, she has to forget about it after I'm done so it can be a surprise when she receives it for Christmas. 


christine said...

I really enjoyed The Year of Magical Thinking. It was so fascinating to read her insights and choices on dealing with her grief.

I love the color of Maya's sweater. It's so pretty!

ang said...

I am loving the color of that yarn and the pattern looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing! I have not heard of that book. I think I will have to go put it on my list.

Ang (peach coglo)

Pomegranategrl said...

That is some yummy colored yarn! Beautiful!

Ye Stewart Clan said...

That book is strangely comforting in a "I wish I had no idea what she is talking about but unfortunately I do." kinda of way.
I wish wish wish I could knit!