Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Yarn Along

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along today.   I have started knitting a Baby Squash Hat for my newborn nephew and am in a bit of a bungle due to flubbing the first row of decreases.   Had to pull out a lot of rows to recover so am still working to get all the stitches back on the needles so I can go forth and conquer!  I hope I finish before he grows too much. 

As a newbie knitter, I love having the book with this pattern because there are a lot of inspiring choices and, with just one skein per, I can get a lot of varying experience in a shorter period of time.  Or was that more frustrating moments faster?  I forget…
As part of my grand scheme to get organized, I started  crocheting a drawer organizer.  I have been crocheting since I was a child so it’s my confidence builder when knitting gets too humiliating.  I often laugh when I think of how I try to avoid the feeling of being humbled and then, in turn, I ask God to teach me to be humble.  I am super excited about all the great patterns that are in this little booklet  and I ordered the cone of yarn to make lots of things.  I wanted the Ecru cone too, but it was out of stock.  Patience, my dear…
I am shocked to find myself reading this book:

Why did I choose it?  I don’t really know.  Do you ever watch yourself do something and think "Huh?  I wonder why I did that?"  I did read a review that made it sound really interesting and it so happens that it was on a shelf at Target when I was in a buying mood.  But really... I don’t get the appeal of the rock-n-roll drug lifestyle.  All that traveling around...not being able to be out in the world without being bothered by people who think they know you...but really don't.  Yuck.  The thing is,  I love reading memoirs because I get a chance to see the world through another's viewfinder.  So why not someone who is so far from my little world?  I am curious as to how much of the bewildering experience of being human is truly shared, regardless of culture and life experiences.  As a bonus, it tickles my funny-bone to see his book on my homey dining table!


  1. I understand because I sometimes can't believe that I am reading a particular book too. On the other hand, I wanted to read the Richards' book. After reading an excerpt, I decided that I really didn't want to know the clashing, raucous events of his life. I'm curious to know what your opinion will be when you finish it.

  2. A friend of mine knit the baby squash hat for my little girl. It was my favorite hat when she was an itty bitty newborn. Really it was the only one that would stay on her.