Archives for November 27, 2013

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~


I started knitting Keats’ requested hat late last night.  It’s just another basic ribbed hat, this one in tosh vintage, fig colorway (no notes on Ravelry yet.)  Keats wants it reaaaaaaally long he says.  I may die of ribbing.

I’m reading The Worst Hard Time, and looking at pictures in a children’s book called The Dust Bowl Through the Lens that I picked up at the library yesterday.  This period in our nation’s history is so tragic, and I don’t remember learning about it in school.  The photo of “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange is considered to be the most recognizable photograph of all time and the symbol of the Dust Bowl (according to my reading.)  I recognized the photo when I opened the book, but never knew anything about it, including the fact that it is related to the Dust Bowl until now.  “There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me.”-Dorothea Lange

Anyway, I’m pretty fascinated by this period.  I’ve not read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath written about an Oklahoma family that migrates west in the face of the Dust Bowl, so that’s on my reading list now too.  My list keeps getting longer, and my reading time seems to be getting shorter.


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