Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Shawling Along

While it doesn't make for a very exciting photo, my Antarktis is a joy to knit. Perfect TV knitting, easy and rhythmic. It is going to be the perfect summer shawl.
As for the TV part, we've been watching Better Call Saul, the spin-off from Breaking Bad. It is good, but dark and violent, just like BB.

I finished The Prize, about Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to the Newark School District. It is a great and readable book for anyone who wants to understand what "education reform" really means.
Tonight I start Evicted by Matthew Desmond, a Harvard professor who studied the effects of eviction on a group of families in Milwaukee. It is supposed to be good, but also quite devastating. Eviction is becoming a growing issue for our families here in Madison as the price of real estate and rents go up.

I'm joining up today with Ginny to Yarn Along.

10 comments:

  1. A lovely shawl and some thought-provoking books. Housing here in the Pacific NW is thru the roof pricing many out of their homes or the ability to buy (sadly true for my grown kiddos who would LOVE to get into a house, but prices for even the smallest of homes make them unaffordable). :(

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  2. Love your shawl - gorgeous!

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  3. Antarktis was a fun pattern. Great to knit while getting into a good TV show. The house prices up here in New England haven't gone up too much, but the rents are ridiculous now. I don't know how young people do it.

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  4. Pretty shawl!!! TV knitting is the best.

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  5. Love the shawl pattern you picked, I don't have enough yarn in a skein in my stash to do that one....yet....

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  6. Your Antarktis is looking great! I knit one using some super-soft Malabrigo Finito, and it was a delight to make. Those are some serious books... I can't handle nonfiction right now -- the elections are making me so crazy. Housing supply and prices are very interesting here in the Detroit metro. You hear about houses practically being given away, and large swaths of Detroit being almost deserted, but these areas are far from safe and the Detroit schools are a disaster. No joke, the guy who had been in charge of Flint was then appointed in charge of Detroit Public Schools. You can guess how that went...

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  7. I love that you are knitting it in blue

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  8. What a beautiful shawl, and it appears to be flying along.

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  9. Is't it sad that people can't afford to live where they want to anymore, where they work and where thy have family and friends. I bet that book is heartbreaking.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Very pretty shawl! I just finished A Man Called Ove and am in the middle of All the Light We Cannot See. Both are good!

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