Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Hour Before Daylight

I finished listening to this book this morning. It was nice to listen to as I went to sleep...and also in the middle of the night when I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Jimmy Carter evokes his life growing up on a farm with plenty of detail...smells, sights, and sounds that I have only read about. His stories about his mom and dad and family were interesting and although I didn't get a lot of insight into who he was as a president, I think I have an idea of him as a person. It's funny how he reflects on his family being a bit eccentric...and then the sadness of all of his siblings and his dad dying of pancreatic cancer. My dad had that and died from the surgery that would have removed the cancer. I have admired Jimmy Carter for a long time because he has gone beyond his role as a president and created a fantastic legacy, including Middle East negotiations, memoirs, and of course, Habitat for Humanity. I am looking forward to reading his book about Christmas memories this season.
   I am working on EZ's baby surprise jacket. I started on two different kinds of yarn and ended up with Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes that I have left over from another project. It's a very nice yarn although I don't like wool for a baby sweater. Might be too itchy. It will work for this project though. When I go back to the knitting store where I hope to teach this class, I will purchase a yarn that is cotton and something else for ease of care and wear.
  And also, I think EZ could have done a better job of writing instructions for this garment. I'm working on improving the directions.

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