Friday, January 18, 2008

Why is there no time in a day?

I feel like we've been rushing around all morning. And I'm just not getting things done. Actually, I'm probably getting a lot done. But there's just too darn much to do! Oh crap. I just pulled an empty chapstick out of the washer. This is not good.

First things first...

Wisp Scarf Done

Pattern:
Wisp from Knitty
Needles: Size 6 Addi Lace needles
Yarn: Malabrigo laceweight in Purple Mystery
Date Started: 11/16/07
Date Finished: 1/14/08
Mods: I borrowed the lace pattern and the number of repeats from Wisp and made a scarf instead of the wrap.

Here's a closeup of the lace part.

Wisp Scarf Closeup

I don't know what it is but this yarn does not like to be photographed. The color on the top photo is more correct.

I wanted to talk a little more about The Red Tent. I grew up in a Christian house and learned all the bible stories. But his book gave those characters life. It made women important. By the end of the book I felt so connected to the idea of womanhood and the miracle of life that binds us all. I wish my writing was better and I could really explain how powerful that book was for me. It made me long for my mother and grandmother. I wish I had listened and internalized all their stories and asked them all my questions when I had a chance. The book touched me on a deeply personal level even though the actual story has nothing to do with my life. Anita Diamant writes in a very readable but lyrical style that seems to fit with how I imagine ancient people spoke. Her descriptions pulled me in and helped me construct this world in my imagination. Very, very good book.

Now I've picked up Atonement. The movie looks so beautiful I'm hoping to get the book finished before the DVD comes out. Gotta love Paperback Swap!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Andrea said...

I had no interest in Wisp until I saw yours. Very pretty! Must go check it out now.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

The scarf came out beautiful! I love Malabrigo and the design you chose is so wonderful. Good choice of pattern and yarn!

You actually had me reviewing the content of the Red tent earlier today and it made me wish I knew where I put my old copy of the book. I read that about 5 years ago I think. Funny things is that I just put an order in for Atonement yesterday at Amazon. Who knows we may be reading it at the same time:)

3:55 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

I loved the Red Tent also!! And Atonement! One of my goals for the new year is to get back to reading more. Keep us posted on any other good books :)

Love the wisp scarf! Gorgeous in the Malabrigo lace.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

The scarf is gorgeous! I love it! Great review for Red Tent. I've never read it, but ben told I should. I didn't really want to, but after reading your review I'll try to pop over to Paperback swap and snag up your copy.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

I love the scarf! You are a very talented and productive knitter! I can't accomplish near what you do (even with your nursing school).
I MUST get my hands on a copy of "The Red Tent!" I've been wanting to read it for awhile!

2:12 PM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

Beautiful scarf...love the lace design. To bad we can't feel it through the blog...kind of like scratch n sniff!:) That sounds kind of wacky if you weren't a knitter huh? I'll have to check out those books. Hope school is going well!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

that is pretty, I hadn't considered knitting that until I saw yours!

11:36 PM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

Your Wisp looks fabulous! I love it as a scarf.

Why does it seem like the harder we work, the less we get done? I think it has something to do with black holes and anti-neutrinos, but I'm not sure. The National Science Foundation should get someone on that.

I really love The Red Tent, too. There's another book at the library by the same author, but I'm kind of afraid to read it. What if it's not as good, ya know?

9:36 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Malabrigo lace weight.....wait a minute! I have to have some.
oh yeah, I dont' knit lace.........

11:28 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Your scarf is so lovely! I have been lurking around your blog for a while and soaking up all the wonderful knits that you do--when I read today's entry with your review of The Red Tent I knew I just had to comment. That book is such a special one--I try and buy copies for my girlfriends whenever I can find them secondhand. It's a wonderful one to reread every six months or so, as well! And now you have me wondering about Atonement..

10:09 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Beautiful! And knit in laceweight malabrigo, so scrumptious!

11:46 AM  

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