My husband said yesterday, “Knitting, reading and taking pictures. That’s your world. And Kaya. And me a little bit”
“Can I quote you?”, I asked. “… And you – not just ‘a little bit’.”
“… Just quote me.”
Well, I think my world must fit very well then with Yarn Along, right?
After a lot of knitting for the shop (little hats, mostly) I eventually started on my first piece of gift knitting, yay!
It did take a false start before I got my head around the simple (!) lace pattern, and now it really is the mindless pick-me-up easy peasy knit I expected.
Kaya looked at me knitting yesterday and said “Mama, you are knitting holes”.
Very true, my son, such are the mysteries of knitting.
He had a go himself as well. He was knitting “a big hat” for himself. A broad hint?
The book, Gethsemane, is about seven friends, young people growing up in Germany in the seventies. Gethsemane is a piece of land where they meet – each other, new experiences, their boundaries.
The story moves between what happened then and what happens now, and how the group breaks apart rather dramatically, with some finding their death, some losing their sanity.
I do love the way my dad writes, he has a very special way with words and images – on his website are a few of his poems available to read, unfortunately only in German – but maybe he’ll let me translate one or two to share some day?
The other thing, of course, is that I know where some things in the book find their origin in real life. That made it more exciting, but also at times harder to read.
I think – actually I’d like to read it again.
What are you knitting and/or reading these days? Or photographing, for that matter!