Today I’m joining Kat and friends with an update on knitting and reading.
On my needles:
Cat Bordhi’s Rio Calina Cowl. She released it with the news of her impending death which, sadly, has now happened. Her words about it, though, are lovely: It looks complex but is SO simple. It teaches you to let go and allow the spatial brilliance and inherent grace of nature create a unique stream of cabled rivulets. I’m allowing myself to be free (open?) with the cable placements and I’ve truly discovered that letting go can be incredibly beautiful.
In my ears: Apeirogon by Colum McCann. Several of you have already read/listened to this and recommended it passionately. I’m only a few hours in and I love it. Interestingly enough, the structure is sort of like those cables in the Rio Calina Cowl, letting go of the rules has allowed for a unique and incredibly beautiful book.
Before my eyes: Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Part biography of James Baldwin and part commentary on the systemic racism that is pervasive in America, this one is making me think. A lot.
And that’s what I’m knitting and reading today. How about you?