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.