Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Yarn along- knitters dilema solved

So last week I discovered that my stash yarn wasn't quite enough to finish the pillow cover I was working on. You guys had lots of great suggestions for fixing it. I ended up pulling out the purl section and putting in some stripes. I think it looks really nice, maybe even better than before.

On the book front, I'm reading two memoirs. Man Seeks God by Eric Weiner is the story of a neurotic reporter who, faced with a health issue, realized he's not quite sure what ahe believes. He investigates eight different religions, traveling across the world to meet with followers and see if anything works for him. It's a pretty lightweight exploration of the religions, and some of the ones he investigates are pretty flakey, but it's an interesting story so far.

The other memoir is The Journal of Best Practices: a memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome and one man's quest to be a better husband is by David Finch. This is the story of a man who, in adulthood, realized he has asperger syndrome and that it's one of the causes of his troubled marriage. He begins to take notes about being a better husband, things like "don't change the station if she's singing along" and "it's not an appology if you're yelling." I just started this one and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Linking with Ginny for more knitting and reading.


Jessica Snell said...

The religion book reminds me a bit of "The Year of Living Biblically". Have you come across that one?

Swanski said...

Love the striping! It looks great and the colors are paired well together!

mama cindy said...

Loving the stripes and also your ability to adapt to the challenge!