Favorite Things Wednesday

Posted by on October 26, 2005 in other things, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Favorite things this week:
The latest issue of Vogue Knitting. I couldn’t help myself last night, and started knitting the roses pillow:
I know, I know, enough with the pink already (speaking of pink, look at this! I love it!). Anyway, two roses down, 23 to go. I haven’t seen a lot of knitted flowers that I’m crazy about, crochet ones are usually so much nicer, but we all know about my crochet skills. These I like, though. They’re made with a clever little technique where you twist the left needle 360 degrees every six stitches. I’ve not seen anything like that before, but it makes them all fluffy and ruffle-y. I think I’m going to make the pillow itself in green. One complaint about the magazine this month, however. Why the big to-do about yet another Celebrity Scarves book? Whoopdy-do, you’re famous and you managed to knit a garter stitch scarf, how impressive. At least this one is for a good cause, but I’d rather just donate $20 to breast cancer research then waste it on this book. Okay, I’m moving on and not going to worry about it anymore.

I just finished reading this book. Why did it take me so long to get to it? Wow is all I can say, it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. Go read it yourself.

Also on a reading note, I also read The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd. This one I didn’t like so much. I just can’t relate to a woman who has an affair because she is feeling some sort of un-fulfillment with her life. I loved her previous novel, The Secret Life of Bees so much, that it made my disappointment all the greater.

A new blog discovered this week: Plump Pudding. Adorable stuff, and I love the colors she uses.

And I’m listening to:
David Gray, who I’m actually not too familiar with, but I must prepare, because my lovely friend Naz invited me to go with her to his show tomorrow night.


  1. I need a knitting video… 😉 You are too smart if you can understand Vogue patterns… But then, I didn’t need a blog to tell me that! =D
    I couldn’t get through _The Secret Life of Bees_ I just couldn’t get into it. I did LOVE, however, _Memoirs of a Geisha_!!! I actually think it was the MOST fulfilling book I’ve ever read!!! I am not reading for fun right now though, I am currently reading Faulkner’s _The Sound and the Fury_ and I am (surprisingly to me) really enjoying it. I guess that’s why I’m an English major. Haha! My next book is _The Heart of the Matter_ by Graham Greene. Never heard of it or him… I’ll let you know what I think.

  2. Oh and BTW, you can never have too much pink, IMO.

  3. I wish that I had a love for knitting and could do it as well as I crochet. You have made me want to crochet a ton of flowers this evening…and I shall. I can not wait to see your pillow. I am sure it will be great.

  4. Oh oh you go so fast. I was just drooling over your scones post and how I was thinking that I adore that china. And now I see those cute fat roses and how I’d love to see them all on a pillow (don’t forget to show when you’re done) And how I discovered Plump Pudding a couple of weeks ago and that I love that too – LOL!

  5. oooh, can I borrow that book when I’m down there? Katrina, did you know that memoirs of a geisha is going to the big screen? prepare to be disapointed.

  6. Kite Runner was one of those books I had to keep putting down and walk away from, lest I get swallowed up with anger/horror. But then I had to know, what next? And I’d pick it up again. A fabulous book.
    I listened to both the Secret Life and Mermaid and agree with you. It’s really hard to empathise with someone whose dissatisfaction with her life seems to really stem from having too perfect a life (yeah, guilt abt causing the death of her father, whatever, that’s a plot point filler & emotional cop-ouut if I ever saw one). But Secret Life was a lovely listen with beautiful imagery of the Black Madonna, honey, & the wailing wall.
    Have you read/listened to Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife? We listened to it, and it was one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever experienced. My husband cried listening to it.

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