Monday, March 15, 2010

my other blog

just put a bunch of photos of recently finished projects on my other blog heartsdelight

this is the one I'm most proud of:

it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to finish it, but got great ideas from this book:

Lesley Riley was an instructor at An Artful Journey, the fabulous retreat Davi and I attended in Los Gatos.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On my daily walks I secretly plan my own 'knit and run'

West Cape May authorities and residents are on the lookout for an unknown person, dubbed The Midnight Knitter, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
When darkness falls, the mystery knitter takes to the streets of the shore town and covers tree branches and lampposts with little sweaters.
Yes, you read that right, little sweaters.
And the knitter (or knitters) are displaying their wooly work on Facebook and a Web site.
Although residents and the town’s mayor agree that the colorful patterns are captivating and better than graffiti, the handiwork is illegal.
“We don’t know who it is,” Mayor Pam Kaithern told The Press. “Technically, they shouldn’t be doing it. The police are asking about it, but it’s fun and it’s a mystery.”
The town’s main concern? That when the yarn becomes faded, the cozy creations be taken down.
Wow, if this is West Cape May’s most pressing unsolved mystery, we’re thinking it’s time to move there.

Here's the book I'll get my pattern from:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An Unusual Read

Long a fan of epistolary novels, most notably:
A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster,
Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantok
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

I was delighted to discover Homeland.

It's a series of letters written during the Civil War between a woman living on a small island in Maine, whose husband, a Tennessean, feels compelled to join the Confederate Army to preserve his homeland, and a friend in Tennessee who is a strong anti-secessionist. There are many twists in the plot, but overall a strong testament to friendship AND the power of books to provide escape from the horrors of war (and depression I might add). "This is what they do for us, both books and friends: they remind us what it is to be human. As you wrote to me, they are the window into sunlight, even if we ourselves are shut in the dark."