Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This week, I'm taking a break from the ripple throw to work on something totally different, a little cardigan for my daughter. The pattern comes from Issue 32 of Simply Crochet Magazine. I'm using my trusty Stylecraft Special DK acrylic. I have a lot more to tell you about this crochet project, and how I came to be in possession of a copy of a magazine that is fairly difficult to find in the US, but that's for another day. It's a nice story and I can't wait to share more because it illustrates perfectly, for me, the pleasures and rewards of being part of this lovely online community.
I'm reading a collection of the late Nora Ephron's writing called Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media. I adore her writing and this book is just as good as her others: very funny and perceptive and real. If you aren't familiar with her, she was a very successful screenwriter and film director and a prolific essayist. I often think that it's writing like hers, along with that of a few other essayists and memoirists, which led me to reading blogs; I need to read honest, straightforward writing about others' lives and situations. I find great satisfaction in it. I'm very nosy, yes, but I'm also very drawn to people's stories. I like people who have seen and done things, and people who tell it like it is.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along