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... 
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...
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.
And the cultured understanding of immigrants,
of music, beauty and books....
I could go on...
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.
I think if you follow the narration of the main character,
and his loves, then the whole book is a wonder.
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.
What are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us!


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

Anonymous 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!