Things to Do! Yarn to Select!
March 25, 2009
Everybody in middle Tennessee, listen up. Tonight there’s a choice event at the Nashville downtown public library: “An Evening of Literary Comedy and Conversation with Henry Alford and Sandra Tsing Loh.” 6 pm TONITE! Free! Likely to be effervescent and delightful, like a Fresca.
Henry writes humor and articles for the NY Times and every glossy magazine you ever saw. He is at all times disarmingly charming. Sandra is a humor writer who appears on NPR. It may well be that she is disarmingly charming as well.
Henry’s new book is How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth). He is keeping a blog these days, thank Jebus, here.
The Wabi Sabi Situation as It Pertains to the Birthday Present
Kay, the prospect of knitting the second half of the Belinda Wrap for your birthday fills me with immense . . . immenseness. I haven’t picked out a yarn yet, and in fact have been stalling on it because it seems such a momentous decision. What is going to make the blah sing? How juicy do we go? Is neutral the answer? Do you want subtle or exuberant?
I keep thinking about those Handmaiden silks, the delectable Lace Silk. Or the elusive Sundara Silk Lace (Ravelry link), as tricky to get hold of as tickets to a Raconteurs concert.
I considered some silky cashmere combo, but somehow I don’t think this should have even a hint of furriness. What do you think?
I’d welcome everybody’s suggestions for a yarn to complement the Color 1 of the Habu linen. And Kay, as the Osmonds would say, “I’m Leavin’ It All Up to You.”