Tuesday, August 9, 2011

join in!

I've decided to combine a meme I found on facebook with our Yarn Along:
It's National Book Week. The rules: grab the book closest to you. Go to p. 56. Copy the fifth sentence.

"Don't be frightened; there aren't many percentages, and they are simple ones."

-Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears
Let's play, fellow readers/knitters!
I just cast off on the Jayne Hat I started on our plan ride to San Francisco.  Any Firefly fans out there?  If you want to know why I knit such a wonky hat, here's an amazing video that explains the whole thing:
Now I'm stuck in the airport, because our return flight is delayed.  Elizabeth Zimmermann has been keeping me company.  I'm trying to decide how best to put my trusted wooden circs to use on the flight home.  As EZ puts it, "It is perfectly possible and--in airplane seats, for instance--desirable, to use a circular needle for working back and forth.  And one runs no risk of losing a needle."  Wise words indeed.

Join our Yarn Along at Small Things!


Jess said...

Very shiny.

www.theevolvinghomemaker.com said...

that is too funny! i actually like the hat...maybe in a different color for me!


Anonymous said...

I don't know how to knit. :( I will pay you to make me a Jayne hat! :) What'd you say? I'm only sort of kidding.

I don't know how you feel about Twitter, but I know you love to read. Norm MacDonald has a book club on Twitter. It has honestly revolutionized Twitter for me. @NormsBookClub I think you might enjoy the conversations.


Jen said...

A good friend of mine is a fan of "Firefly", so I'm very familiar with the Jayne Hat.

Very cute. ;-)

Michaela said...

hmmm. I like that concept:

"But the owl lay motionless and pathetic as a toy on the floor of her cage."

Ok, maybe I need to do this later when I've got a cheerier book next to me.

Michaela said...

this is the other book that's been laying about recently…

"When a mantis has crunched up the last shred of its victim, it cleans its smooth green face like a cat."

(Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard)

Clearly I am reading very fraught books…. Dear me. I think I need a bit of EZ to temper this.