Tuesday, September 15, 2015

fun stuff: not playing favourites

one blanket is definitely growing faster than the other
but no...i'm not playing favourites !!

since the colours of the blankets are from the opposite ends of the spectrum
a couple of readers/commenters have asked
 if i work on either one depending on my mood.
my answer to this is...
i don't tend to knit by mood but by light.

my knitting baskets are in two of the best knitting spots in our home:
one by a north facing window and a cd player,
and another by a south/west facing window and a radio.
both locations get wonderful light and beautiful music...but
 one is more socially centred than the other.

lately, i've been busy visiting with friends and neighbours dropping by, talking on the phone, chatting with my kids and their friends about their classes...can you guess which blanket basket sits by the couch in the living room and which one sits in my own little hideaway corner (a.k.a. my side of the bedroom)?
after writing this post...i am going to switch the baskets around.
i am still reading lori lansens' the mountain story.
although i'm only a third into the book...i'm not as captivated by the story line as i was with her earlier titles (however...i'm going to keep going to see if it gets better?!?)

i've also picked up another book by cecile andrews:  slow is beautiful 
 i'm so glad to have found more of her work because
 i couldn't get enough of her writing from the circle of simplicity
my book club is meeting this friday night and we are discussing ru by kim thuy.
i read this book earlier this year and am just rereading
 some of the passages to refresh my memory.

ru won canada reads for 2015...if you like powerful poetic writing,
 i think you might want to check it out!!!
what are you knitting? reading?
care to share?



  1. i'm going to have to check out those books. and i really love the colors in both blankets.:)

  2. Oh what a great idea to keep the blankets by the light - and I love that so many fun memories are being knit into the blue one - though I agree, you might have to swap!

  3. Gorgeous blankets. I am off to see if my library has Ru.

  4. You have some very interesting books and I really like the sound of Ru so will be taking a peak at it soon.

  5. Both blankets are SO PRETTY! I think I like the book part of Yarn Along as much as the knitting. I like the sound of the first book you are reading.

  6. There still both really lovely, but one is definitely benefiting from your social life this week!


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