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I thought I was ready to bind off my Shaelyn shawl but decided to add another pattern repeat because I want to use more of my yarn. This has been a comforting knit, but I’m excited to finish it and move on to something else!
I’m about a third of the way into Possession and don’t have a real opinion of it yet. I’ve enjoyed parts of it, but not all. I think a lot of this story is lost on me, but I’m sticking with it. So many people love it!
I finished reading Drawn from New England a few days ago. I love Tasha Tudor’s art and am fascinated by the way that she lived, so I really enjoyed this book. I found myself Googling around after reading it and was sad to read about what happened with her children after she died. There was a dispute over her will and even over what was to be done with her cremated remains. One of her sons wrote that he didn’t enjoy his unconventional upbringing. That made me pause and examine our own slightly unconventional life. I’m not quite as eccentric as Tasha Tudor, so I’m not too worried about it. Yes, I love animals and growing things, but I like my modern conveniences as well. And I don’t expect my children to have the same interests that I do. I have one son who will probably move to the city as soon as he’s able, and two daughters who are feeling a little deprived because I’ve never sent their birthday cakes floating down a stream with candles blazing like Tasha Tudor did for her kids. Everyone is different! (I’d be afraid to try to float a cake down a stream. I’d surely end up with a ruined mess.) I’ll always love Tasha and her art and the lovely home she created. I watched this little movie featuring her last week and will most likely watch it again. It’s included with Amazon Prime right now and perfect for watching while knitting a few rows!