15 February 2010


some fragments -

I have two knitting projects right now. One is for the Ravelympics, the stacked eyelet cowl (scroll down) and the other is the Amanda hat (pdf.) . They're both easy patterns that require little concentration

Louisa May Alcott, the woman behind Little Women is the logical successor to American Bloomsbury, but it's not as much fun to read. In fact, it's rather plodding. But Louisa herself shines through. Has anyone read Eden's Outcasts? Tell me about it. Bronson Alcott both repels and fascinates me.

I haven't been able to see much of the Olympics, but I did catch the opening ceremony, and heard k.d. lang sang "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Her rendition was beautiful, but listen to Rufus Wainwright.

I mourn for Kate McGarrigle. Here is a video of Kate, her son Rufus Wainwright, and Anna McGarrigle singing "Hard times come again no more," the heartbreaking song by Stephen Foster.


Nicole said...

Those sound like fun projects! I hope you enjoy knitting them!

Donna Lee said...

Hallelujah is one of my favorite songs. I like kd's version buy rufus' takes my breath away.

We have the McGarrigle christmas album. It's one of my favorites.

KnittingReader said...

We were thrilled to see KD cover one of our favorite songs. Thanks for the links. I can't wait to see your cowl.

gadgetgrl said...

Cohen has said that he likes the Bon Jovi version of Hallelujah the best.


melanie said...

hey there! I can certainly arrange for you to own that spindle you commented on on my blog. email me for more details if you're interested. Thanks for the compliment!

Carrie K said...

Aha, I don't have the Bon Jovi version. I do have KD Lang, Rufus Wainwright, Allison Crowe, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen but my fave version is Jeff Buckley.

That little boy, his Dad and the color orange must've been fun.