About the book: I recommend it, the patterns all involve miles and miles of stockinette in a shade of brown or gray, but that is very realistic. Jacques would wear every one of them.
|The sleeves and half a panel, spread out, could cover at least 3 babies!|
On a different note, I need input: I want to give this cowl a crocheted edging - considering that I plan to wear this mostly with a white t-shirt and a denim (i.e. my uniform), what solid color would work best?
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About the literature: Jacques recommended Herzog, by Saul Bellow. It is very entertaining. Some of my favorite quotes so far: "If I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog."
The book is about a troubled man, in New York, who writes letters. Incessantly, and to everyone that he happens to think about. I am not yet sure if he mails any of them, or if it is just his internal dialogue. Introspective is a good one word description.
I love books written a while ago - it serves to remind us that the problems we face today, the debates raging today, have been raging for ages. All is not lost, if you feel as if all is lost, yet you cannot be sure that anything is won, either. For instance, he writes:
" Dear Mr President, Internal Revenue regulations will turn us into a nation of bookkeepers. The life of every citizen is becoming a business. This, it seems to me, is one of the worst interpretations of the meaning of life history has ever seen. Man's life is not a business."
The book was published in 1964. It does not elaborate, this is just a snippet, almost an intrusive thought, while his (Herzog's) real life is continuing. I fear you might now think the book is very political; it is not. Most of the book is about interpersonal relationships, from the perspective of a man that has, to a degree, lost his mind. Fascinating.
Melva's latest project. It started with a science experiment, where we used red cabbage to make a pH indicator. It evolved into dying yarn using the indicator and baking soda, and knitting Baby Fan Mitts. She adapted the pattern to ensure that it fits perfectly. She made some knitting needles too.
More about all of that in a different post.
Once again, linking up with Ginny's yarn along at Small Things, and looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to!