Homage to the indie and a book review
Nightengale by MadelineTosh
This is the first installment of the Magnolia Society, yep - the aristocratic name was the draw for me - besides that it is MadelineTosh. I love the silky appearance of all of her yarn bases.
It's been a bit of a stalking weekend. In between enjoying some fine weather (finally), a picnic, a farmer's market and doing yardwork, I have been checking Mama Blue's etsy store - just convinced I need some Sterling after seeing Knit Phillistine's sock (ravelry link)of the same - so elegant. And again, I think it is the silky base yarn that is reeling me in. Thankfully, Mama allowed me to request a custom order for the Sterling, but somehow I am still refreshing her page and watching the precious yarns ebb and flow from her shop.
Even though I was stalking merely two of them this weekend...Indie dyers are simply amazing.
When I was recently at a book reading by Jodi Picoult she mentioned that one of her favorite authors is Alice Hoffman, well that was good enough for me - so I picked up At Risk via Paperback Swap.
I can imagine why Picoult admires Hoffman, their writing style, in that there is something current and controversial involed in the theme, is similar. The book depicts a regular family, well - with kind of interesting jobs and above average I.Q.s, who face the knowledge that their 11 year old daughter is diagnosed with AIDS as a result of a blood transfusion. How they deal with the news, how they are treated by the community, and how they ultimately come together with the most unlikely allies...for example dysfunctional grandparents, a town "weirdo", a couch and a principal. It was a quick read, enjoyable - a nice summer book.
Next up, The Delivery Man. (and hopefully a finished object by Saturday)