Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I've done a few more rows on Hensfoot. I'm beginning to realize that this blanket needs a border, badly. I always add a border of some kind to my blankets, but this pattern has a particularly leggy and curly edge, which looks very ragged to me. I don't know what I'll do yet - it's way too soon to worry about it - but I might try to do something a little more interesting this time around, maybe something from my crochet borders book. Or maybe it should be really simple. Not going to worry yet, not going to worry yet, not going to worry yet....
I'm reading This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir, by Judy Brown. It's wonderful. The author writes about her upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community. Two major things happen: one of her siblings is born "crazy" (actually autistic), and her parents fall in love with each other (scandalous in their pious world of arranged marriages). Young Judy questions, prays and makes deals with God to help her family. I really like her writing and the ways she describes her childish thinking as these situations unfold. I'm very interested in insular religious communities, and as you know, I adore memoir. This book really spoke to me; the positive review from Nina Stibbe on the back cover didn't hurt either. I'd read just about anything she told me to.
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along