Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I've been working on Hensfoot a little more lately, in part to have progress to share in my Winter Project Link Party this month. It really is keeping me motivated, like I'd hoped. I do love making this blanket, though; the pattern is so easy and it's just a relaxing thing to make. I'm enjoying the way it's working up, different from most things I've made in that it's sort of chunky and fluffy. I can tell that it's going to be a very cozy blanket for my bunch of Bears.
I'm just about finished with Silas Marner. I was really pleased that so many of you have read it, or hope to eventually read it. I just think it's wonderful. And I completely sympathize with those who said they wish they hadn't been required to read it in school, as I also was. That really does change things with literature, doesn't it? I liked the book when I read it in tenth grade, but not as much as I do now. I didn't like the teacher, Mrs. Spiro, very much; she was crotchety and difficult to approach. She dressed all in black and wore her white hair in a weirdly messy bun skewered with an old-fashioned hair pin. She smelled inexplicably of cigars (maybe her husband smoked them at home, or maybe she did; her voice was gravelly enough). But she had her good points: she helped me become a more critical reader and a more articulate writer, and she encouraged my love for Les Miserables and brought other excellent, enriching books into my life. Did you ever have a teacher like her? I sincerely hope you did.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along