Sunday, December 3, 2017

Potato Chip Knitting and Reading

First, I want to thank all of you for kind words this past week for my cracked tooth. I swear those digital good wishes do translate into pain relief! It certainly does help to have so many friends out there pulling for me. (ETA: the verb "pulling" is definitely a pun)
I have had the perfect knitting and listening to get me through this. I am 80% of the way through my Land of Sweets Cowl, and I just can't stop. It's a proverbial "potato chip" knit -- just one more round! Even the lace sections are easy and relaxing.
Yesterday I got to the end of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on Audible. It is a page-turning story that examines what it means to be a mother from many different perspectives. It also compares a an affluent family with a vagabond artist and her daughter, and raises complex questions about how important money is. It's really quite thought-provoking. I highly recommend this book -- and that's not something I say often. If you like audiobooks, this one is well-done.
I had to pick up the new Smitten Kitchen cookbook as soon as it hit the bookstore. If you haven't discovered Deb Perelman's web site and books, you are in for a treat. She makes amazing food that isn't too complicated in her tiny Manhattan kitchen -- and then shares the results with us. 

Now I'm off to sip my tea and catch up with you!

17 comments:

  1. I already have that book on my Audible wish list. Good to hear that it is worth the listen!

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  2. Eager to hear how you like the book. I couldn't get into the first one.

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  3. I am sorry I am late to send you love and well wishes in regards to your tooth. Dental issues are my worst nightmare. But I am sending you continued healing wishes now, love.
    I adore Celeste Ng. One of my favorite authors.
    Now your cowl...you may have talked me into knitting that stunner.

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  4. Looks like a great knit-I love the colors in the cowl!
    Thanks for the book reports!

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  5. Land of Sweets is lovely and will be fun to wear. I love all the colors.

    I'm working on some "potato chip" knitting of my own. Simple cowls that are helping reduce some sock yarn stash.

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  6. I saw that book by Deb Perlman in the local bookstore and I was VERY tempted. Maybe I should have bought it. Hmmmmmmmm....

    Your cowl is lovely. I love the cabled bits.

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  7. Your cowl does look like a sweet treat! I'll bet it will be as much fun to wear as it has been to knit. I am on hold at the library for Little Fires Everywhere; it looks like a book I would like. (And I am a big Smitten Kitchen fan!) :-)

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  8. Glad your tooth seems to be doing better. Your cowl is amazing! The pattern really must be addictive. I've seen 2 or 3 other bloggers knit it & it's flown off their needles as well. And lastly, thanks for the cookbook recommendation. I'm So challenged in the kitchen yet I love the idea of home cooked meals. Deb's recipes sound very doable and yummy.

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  9. Ooh, that cowl is so pretty and looks quite fun to make! I'll check out that book -- going on my holiday wish list.

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  10. Your cowl is so lovely !!!! I am going to suggest my Al read that book. She'd like it I bet! Thanks

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  11. Glad you are feeling better! The cowl looks so nice and it is so fun to look at with all of the pretty colors together. Little Fires Everywhere sounds very interesting, I will have to check it out!

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  12. I am so glad you are feeling better and I love that cowl! So cute!

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  13. Looks like a great cookbook. I have visited the blog and found delicious recipes there. I am also glad you're feeling better! Beautiful Cowl!

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  14. glad you feel loved and better! I want to read little fires book - maybe santa should buy it for me??

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  15. It must be good knitting if you are flying through even the lace pieces! It does look good, like candy with the colors! I am a huge fan of Smitten Kitchen. She's got so many good recipes. I'm sorry about your tooth :(

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  16. Have you listened to The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah? I swear I wanted to be in my car all the time just to hear this story. It was incredible.

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  17. So sorry to hear about your tooth. Hope you're feeling lots better by now. Love that cowl!

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