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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?

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  1. That’s a beautiful scarf! I followed your link to her letter. So moving. And I think I am going to knit that scarf, for more than one reason. It feels symbolic to let things flow. Thank you for finding this pattern 😉

  2. Your cowl is lovely along with Cat’s description of it. That one is definitely going in my queue. And lucky you, listening to Apeirogon! It’s a stunning, let go kind of book and I hope you love it!

  3. That is a lovely cowl. When I read about it, I thought that Cat had given us a lovely present . I am reading Monogamy and crocheting dish scrubbies since I can’t seem to concentrate well lately. I am so ready for this election to be over!

  4. Reading The Mountains Sing-listening to the Dutch House [OMG Tom Hanks needs to ready ALL the books!]. Trying to finish The Weekender pullover so I can start a cold weather sweater. I’m having a wresting match with my various WIPs right now. Hard to focus since today is an incredibly fine fall day and I’m inside at least for a few more hours! Happy Wednesday.

  5. I hadn’t heard about Cat. Thank you for sending me her way. Your cowl will be beautiful! So much loss this year. Isn’t like Elizabeth Zimmerman said…knit on, through all crises.

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