The House Color Sweater is progressing ever so slowly down the back, as it's straight stockinette right now, and the cotton content begs for breaks to be taken. I could take a picture, but it would look like a cropped cardigan reminiscent of the Eighties. Instead, I offer you a photo taken a while back, once I had finished the front short rows on the shoulders.
An upside of boring knitting is that I've been able to resume a bit of reading. I'm rather enjoying Vincent Bzdek's The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby, and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled. I confess that my knowledge of American history is pitiful; I didn't even know that Bobby existed until about five years ago. This book is proving to be fascinating, especially as it is juxtaposed with current events both locally and abroad. I only wish I had not been so afraid of history and politics when I was, er, younger; if a majority of our nation's youth know as little as I do about our history, it is no wonder that we should be in the sad state we face today.
I also recently took the time to write a review for -- believe it or not -- a poetry anthology! I'm really enjoying the chance to dip into a few good poems with the folks at the nursing home whenever I get the chance (apart from my typical diet of Shel Silverstein, of course). If you're interested in sampling some good poems, I encourage you to check it out.
I'm gearing up to teach a class at Wooly Monmouth inspired by the Zig Zag blanket/wrap thing, which is coming along swimmingly (when I'm not distracted by everything else).
|I think my favorite colorway in the wrap is the bright oranges and greens in the Black Bunny Fibers yarn above.|
Oh, and speaking of "in the area," I'm so excited to go to Rhinebeck, even if I am without much funding. I am thinking of conducting a photo scavenger hunt. Do you have any creative suggestions? I'll see what I can do to accomodate you. I know that one of the things I intend to get is the maple cotton candy, so you can expect a picture of that.
I leave you with a video, featuring none other than the ever-charming (and hilarious) Stephen. Enjoy!