Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Antonia and textured blanket progress



After one of my dear friends
and I were emailing, I got the suggestion
to read Willa Cather,
as my friend was recently reading her letters
to a great degree of enjoyment.
So I got My Antonia out from the library
and finally finished it,
after many renewals... 
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I loved it. 
Such a clarity of vision, a redemption and salvation
of Antonia, a narration of a boy who was humble
and later chivalrous and in the end 
a narrator who honours others...
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I loved the portrayal of the native Faith of 
'the Bohemians' and how the moral law
that God has built into the fabric of everything
is so evident into this work.
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And the cultured understanding of immigrants,
of music, beauty and books....
I could go on...
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Two people told me they found this book depressing;
I had a conversation with the library clerk and 
agreed with him that I could very well find this book
to not be depressing and truly I did not.
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I think if you follow the narration of the main character,
and his loves, then the whole book is a wonder.
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It's going well!
I have all four colours in now...



I am getting much better at not ribbing when I mean to seed stitch and 
love that I am growing in my innate kinesthetic understanding of
reading my knitting,
which is one of the reasons for this blanket, 
along side of the making of the blanket itself. 


I am purposely doing mostly seed stitch with some ribbing
and am pleased with the results.
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11 comments:

Reinventing Mother said...

Great progress!!! The colors look well together. Yes reading your knitting takes time to learn, but oh so helps with those mistakes. :))))

Donna said...

The ribbing and seed stitch together looks really good. The color combination works real well too. Happy knitting!

mamasmercantile said...

The colours look beautiful together and I love the way you have combined ribbing and seed stitch, very effective.

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Love your blanket, and I loved My Antonia. It was a favorite of mine. You could really feel the prairie and the people and how their lives were intertwined.

October Rose said...

I love how the blanket is turning out! The seed stitch texture just looks so squishy and the colors are lovely. :)

Willa Cather is on my list of authors I need to read. Perhaps I shall start with My Antonia. :)

Mimi said...

I just read "Death Comes to the Archbishop" and then, unexpectedly, found myself in New Mexico for my grandmother-in-law's funeral. It was the first Cather I'd read, but won't be the last.

Susanne Cottrell said...

Your reading sounds quite intriguing, I may have to check our library for it. Happy knitting!

CathieJ said...

Beautiful blanket. Great book. I remember reading it in high school. We had to pick an author to study and I chose Willa Cather. I really liked her books then. Maybe I should read them again

thingsherelately.com said...

A beautiful blanket! I love the colors you are using! :)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Love the texture in your blanket!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great colour and texture for this blanket!