Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yarn along, after a long absence

(Sick of these arm warmers yet? I am. There's just been no time or energy or motivation for crochet lately, and when I let a project languish too long, I tend to lose interest.)

My family's been dealt a terrible blow recently, and I'm having a hard time thinking about anything else. Blogging about anything seems trivial in the face of it. And yet, life does go on, and I want to spend part of it focusing on the positive.

In that light, I wanted to return for the yarn along, which I've missed.

I'm reading a wonderful new book. I was lucky enough to be able to hear Jodi read from it this week, accompanied by Ellen (the songwriter for the included CD soundtrack). Jodi Picoult cracks me up (when I see her in person), and all her books make me want to block off a day just to read. But the theme of this one, of course, is near and dear to my family's life, and so I was particularly thrilled to be able to see her this time. I love how, whatever issue she's addressing, she can make you feel sympathetic to characters on both sides (doubt it'll happen this time, but you never know...). The signing line was long and super-efficient at this reading, but I managed to tell her "thank you--if anyone can change minds, you can." She said "I hope so." Me, too.


Nancy / summer sky said...

I just joined the yarn along today for the first time. I think I heard about it via you so it's fitting that I spotted your post today ~

thanks for the book rec! and how cool to have the companion CD.

Anonymous said...

I hope that you are all well and not under too much of a burden. Sending you good vibes xxx

muffinmoon said...

Sending my love and hope you can all come through this stronger. Also hope that isn't the wrong thing to say. Much love to you and yours and to those arm warmers.

Luisa said...

Hey glad you joined in this week. I know things can be pretty draining latley when stuff is going on.
my grey through is kind of like you r project lingering forever.
The book is awesome my favorite Jodi Piccoiult read it in a day. Enjoy it :)

marcia at Child in Harmony said...

Sending hugs!
Your knitting looks beautiful. I'll have to check out this book..I've read of few of the others .

happy day!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I though Picoult's new book was terrific. I've read them all and this one and My Sister's Keeper are my favorites.

muffinmoon said...

I am unsure of the etiquette here but you have been in my thoughts a lot these past weeks. I hope you are all OK and that life is good. Much love from

Tiffany said...

That is so neat that you got to meet Jodi Piccoiult. I have enjoyed many of her books - she is a fantastic story teller!