Something about my rustic shawl has stuck in my craw. Maybe it is that I had hoped it would be a gift and it is coming out more my size than the smaller size I need for it to be. Maybe it is the predictable autumn colors and that makes me feel like it's an "old lady sweater" like a sweatshirt with a cardinal and the changing leaves on the front, sewn with gold thread. I don't know. What I do know is that if I take it on the plane, it won't get worked on, so I'm not taking it.
The write up on this slouchy hat pattern said it was "chicken soup" for when you're "feeling beaten up by a pattern". Ah yes. Thank you.
The yarn is an almost-entire ball of lamb's pride sport that was leftover from my bunny. I just love that the color way is called wild honey. What's not to love about chicken soup and wild honey?
On the book front - I read Hannah Coulter and Nathan Coulter so fast two weeks ago that I forgot to mention them this week. I LOVED them both and highly recommend them. Hannah touches on a good many thought provoking issues: war, education, children returning home or not, loss of the farms, etc.
I am finished also with The River of Doubt. I learned so much! There were a few small tidbits about the Amazon I could have gone without knowing, but I still think this book should be required reading for high school. The long and short of it: brief background on Teddy Roosevelt's life, character, family and his obsession with being a pioneer; he and his son Kermit accompanied explorer Candido Rondon into the Amazon to survey an unknown river "as wide as the Elbe and a thousand miles long;" Roosevelt was a military man, Rondon was a strict pacifist. This book is a great look into the politics and ideas of the time, influence of the rubber trade on isolated indian tribes, and the dynamics of men in hardship.
Between, Georgia is finally started in earnest and packed for the trip!
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