Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Of Babbs and Books

I've heard about Miss Babbs for years; how smooshy it is, how beautiful it is. I can now say that it is all true. I am loving knitting Brickless with this skein I got from a destasher on Ravelry. Knitting this is heaven!
  And I can see why they call this stuff Wowza! I don't know if you can tell, but this skein is huge! My ball winder could not handle 560 yards so I had to finish the cake by hand.

I'm well into Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It was slow going at first, but now I'm hooked. It is very intense and very revealing. One of his themes is the price African-American men have paid with their bodies through U.S. history. I am finding this especially poignant in the wake of my former student's death last week.
 
 I red the first few pages of the literary sensation My Brilliant Friend by Elana Ferrante, and the writing is just beautiful. I'm hoping the plot will be as gripping.

Don't forget to Yarn Along with Ginny today.


21 comments:

  1. Good to know Wowza might also mean a lot of yardage. Lve your bright pop of color. Will brighten any day. Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  2. Love your yarn and how it's knitting up into that beautiful shawl! My Brilliant Friend looks like it could be a good one. Have a great day!

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  3. brickless was a great shawl pattern....and it's going to look especially pretty in this miss babs!!! beautiful!

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  4. I have wanted to try Wowza, but the price! Oh well, maybe for a special occasion some day.

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  5. Two of my favorites - Miss Babs and Brickless. I have made 3 of them and just love them all. I can't wait to see how yours comes along!

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  6. That Miss Babs is BEAUTIFUL! That will make a stunning shawl.

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  7. Pretty! Miss Babs is on my bucket list.

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  8. Your project looks great!
    The perfect colour for spring when it arrives :)
    x

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  9. Miss Babs! so happy she's playing well with you!
    I love your new project!

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  10. I love your drawing at the top! :)

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  11. Great color! I need to do Brickless! Have you read Brooklyn or seen the movie? I am also reading A Fine Balance, our next book club book.

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  12. I have just had a good visit with you scrolling back over the last month and enjoying seeing what you are reading and stitching. I was so sorry to learn of the death of the student you knew...and I understand what you mean.... Violent deaths seem to be around us all the time, but it is especially difficult when we know the victim. Last week two different car wrecks killed two young women I knew, not intimately, but enough to know them as beautiful well loved people. One left three little children under the age of six. So sad. I'm glad you are feeling better after your sinus infection. Your knitting project in this post looks especially amazing! xx

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  13. That yarn sounds about as good as it looks from here. Brickless is knitting up very nicely in it!

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  14. Pink! Perfect for that pattern. Have fun my friend!

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  15. I love the Brickless pattern and your gorgeous yarn. I've knit two pair of socks with the Windsor Sock. I'd love to try Wowza sometime.

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  16. Being one who has yet to knit up Miss Babbs, I am glad to hear that it lives up to the hype. Oh and that pink...heaven!

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  17. I have heard so many wonderful things about My Beautiful Friend.
    Hope you enjoy it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  18. yum!! I haven't knit with it and now I want to do so as well. Beautiful color! I need to knit that pattern....

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  19. Your blog is very impressive and have the useful information it is really caught my attention.
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    Fashions

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  20. Mm beautiful yarn!m interesting pattern too, I like the description on the pattern page. The book sounds very interesting too, must be very emotional.

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  21. Your knitting!! I just cast on a colour affection shawl yesterday but now I immediately want to cast on a Brickless.... Woohoo!

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