We Fuss On
March 29, 2014
Squares are piling up for the Fussy Cuts Blanket. Mood regarding this project at this moment: resolute yet giddy at prospect of Phase III: The Attachment, when all this will come together.
I still can’t get over how unfatigued I am after 20 squares and frames. It’s like I actually enjoy this. I haven’t been this gone on a project since—oh wait, that Birch wrap was pretty great. But I’m talking about the don’t-leave-home-without-it feeling, where you might have four minutes in the waiting room and by God those minutes shall not be wasted.
This thing is wreaking hell on my reading of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy. I’m not sure how I could finish a 1,349-page book in the next three weeks anyway. The Wiki entry I just linked to says he is at work on the sequel, A Suitable Girl. The good news for me is that he appears to be late with the manuscript. Not to wish ill on a writer, but take your time, Vikram! Don’t rush on my account!
I have never been good at reading while knitting, except for Us Magazine where I have mastered the art of voting on “Who Wore It Best.” Rules of thumb: always vote against a Kardashian. Always give a yes to Lena Dunham, no matter what.
Can any of you read while knitting? I know of one spectacular dual-tasker who does this all the time.
Three things in Nashville today that must be seen:
1. At Vanderbilt: How to Build a Forest, where the theatre department is in fact cooking up a forest, then quite likely destroying it later on. Leah Lowe, the head of the drama department, oversees the mayhem.
2. At the Gordon Jewish Community Center: works by David Wasserman, the Tin Can Man. Curated by Gale Zucker’s cousin Steve Wasserman. Extraordinary works made from meticulously snipped and shaped pieces of metal. “Wheel of Fortune” is one particularly gorgeous example.
3. The Great Tragedian by Jack Rayson, a new play tonight at University School of Nashville. Proud of David’s friend and my friend Cary’s boy Jack, who at 18 is someone I look up to.