I have been sitting here half the evening YouTubing up sad songs suggested in the comments. Whoa. There are a lot of sad songs out there. We may need to put together a Programme of Sad YouTubes and watch them together, while sipping absinthe and keening. We will call this event, “Tuesday.”
I have also activated the Random Drawer and can report that we have our 3 winners, and I have sent them all emails. (Congratulations, Specklepop, Cynthia cynsmc, and Montanasue!) Meanwhile, Rosanne has kindly offered to sign the CDs, so I am going to take them to her before I mail them out. If you’re in the New York area, you can see her tomorrow evening, at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square. Rosanne and her husband, John Leventhal (The Pride of Scarsdale High, tweets Nancy Franklin), will perform songs from The River and the Thread. Details here. (I’ll be in the crowd, knitting, so if you’re there say hi.)
In other exciting news, the New York Times Magazine’s blog, The Sixth Floor, reports that “Gardiner says she taught Cash to knit.” (Emphasis added.) You are just going to have to trust me on this.
It tickled me that the main point of interest for the Times seemed to be the old knitting pattern picture of a smoking cowboy-in-cardi. It’s special, I’ll grant. But I think the best Western themed sweater ever is a Mary Maxim design called Hoedown. I thought it worth sharing here.
Hoedown makes that Palomino zip-up look like something out of James Bond, don’t it? Downright understated.
Check out Rachel Herron’s fabulous Hoedown, unearthed from the way-back archives of her excellent blog. I have dreamed of Hoedown for years. Not sure it works as a real wardrobe staple for me, but it is one of the all-time great picture sweaters.
Goodnight my little cowpokes, and remember to support your local knitting musicians.