April 9, 2009
A quick post today: we have book group, and I’m in charge of playing the cassette tape from 1982 featuring the talk given by one of our book group’s dearly departed legendary members. I’m worried that the tape is not going to work, so my plan is to bring the cardboard box of 26 other vintage book group talks, in hopes that one of the tapes will make it through the player without busting. If things go well, we’ll hear Mrs. Fanny Cheney on Eudora Welty. I am so curious to hear what Mrs. Cheney sounds like.
This book group has been around for fifty years (really–no exaggeration), and I kind of wish there were tapes of the really early talks. Kinescopes or wax cylinders or whatever. Time travel–that’s what it’s like to hear someone from a long time ago, talking away.
Passover Baked Goods Update
We were at the cousins’ last night for Passover, and David said I ought to blog the tart we made for it. Isn’t it one of the fundamental rules of blogging that all ceremonial baked goods ought to be documented?
So tasty, this tart! It’s based on this recipe. Easy and colorful. The glaze is apricot jam, melted, with a little water.
Thank you, everybody, for all the advice regarding the worrisome ends of the Clif blanket. The question was raised about why I don’t just weave in the ends as I go along. SUCH a good question, and the stupid dumb fact is that it never OCCURRED to me to weave them in as I go. I’ve always been a post-knitting end-weaver. It’s just the way I did it. I wove only when doing Fair Isle. No more! I’m going to weave as I go, and I’m so deLIGHTed that I won’t have that gruesome end-of-project task looming anymore. (Anybody wanting to weave, check out page 65 of our book.) Thank you, all you valiant end-weavers!
Here’s hoping Mrs. Cheney makes it out of the boom box this morning. Happy Passover to you.