I could use a truly lazy Sunday, but Lisa Downstairs has raised the prospect of venturing up to the New York Botanical Garden for the last day of the Frida Kahlo exhibit. Driving or otherwise getting around town on Marathon Sunday is not a recipe for a day of indolence, though, so maybe I’ll cry off. Frida Kahlo, though–a powerful pull.
Aside from Frida, here’s what’s on for Sunday:
I’m making serious headway on my Monomania cardigan. I got the a kit for this cardigan from Neighborhood Fiber Co. at Vogue Knitting Live in January 2014. Ann Weaver, the designer of Monomania, was wearing a grayscale version, and she let me take it to the bathroom to try it on in front of a mirror. Belinda went with me. Both Belinda and Ann declared that Ann’s fit me perfectly and I should definitely not make the next size up. (I’m making the next size up. I’m a lifelong upsizer.) It’s a nice rhythmic pattern and I love the feel of this crisp sportweight on US 4 needles.
Maira Kalman. Beloved author/illustrator/artist/duck portrayer Maira Kalman has a new book out, Beloved Dog. Listen to her radio interview with Leonard Lopate (be sure to watch the short video in that link). (P.S. She’s a knitter!)
More Maira. If you’re unfamiliar with Maira Kalman’s work, the illustrated blog she did for the New York Times, And The Pursuit of Happiness, is a delightful place to start.
The Marathon! It’s wonderful morning TV to knit along to, right up there with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade later this month. As the day goes on, my neighborhood (NYC’s Upper West Side) fills up with runners exiting Central Park, hailing pedicabs, walking in a daze. I love the festive atmosphere, the elegiac weariness on the faces of some of the Mylar-bundled finishers. It always brings back memories of my two glorious runs in the back of the middle of the pack, in 1992 and 1994. Great days.
The Mets! There has never been a more knit-friendly sport than baseball. Game 5 of the World Series between the Mets and the Royals is tonight.
Miranda. Many may know Miranda Hart as Chummy in Call the Midwife on PBS. She also writes and stars in her own sitcom, Miranda. The show is one what-I-call belly laugh after another. It’s on IMDb and Hulu. SUCH FUN. (Bear with: catchphrases abound.)
Have a lazy Sunday, even if you have to work at it.
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