It's Almost Halloween
Saturday night I got to see one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. If you haven't read any of his books, do yourself a favor and get one now. Better yet, get the book on tape. He writes short sort of autobiographical stories that are hilariously funny and his delivery of them is so entertaining. This time he read some stuff from "This American Life", The New Yorker , and some other things he's working on. I had never heard any of it before and it was all truly funny. He always recommends a book when he does a reading and this time it was "Is There No Place On Earth for Me?" He read an excerpt and it was funny and also sad, since it's about a woman with schizophrenia. I have to work with mentally ill people in my job, which can be quite a challenge, so I had a moment of recognition while he was reading. Sounds like a great book, so I'll probably pick it up.
Sunday I watched football and knit, so I have an FO:
Project Name: Pebbles Scarf
Yarn: Prism Pebbles
Yarn Source: Needlework Unlimited
Date Started: 10/22/06
Date Completed: 10/22/06
Comments: This is another knit for the Pine Ridge Reservation - a child's scarf. I bought the yarn during the Treasure Hunt. As you may recall, I wanted to buy something from each store on the hunt to encourage them to do it again next year. I had long admired this unusual yarn when I visited NU, but it's a little pricey and I didn't think I needed another plain scarf for myself, but I decided it was a perfect thing to buy on the Treasure Hunt.
The yarn is 100% nylon worsted weight. The yarn is constructed as a series of little poof balls - it sort of looks like a string of beads:
I decided to knit a very simple knit/purl combination in a basketweave pattern. I like the feel of this yarn in the skein better than I do knitted up. It was fun to see how it turned out, but I'm glad I didn't buy more skeins for a scarf for myself. It was also a little hard to knit since there was no give at all. I think some little girl at Pine Ridge will really like it though. Here's a closer look at how it looks knitted up: