Any time, any time while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it. Just to stand one minute on god’s earth a free woman. I would. — Elizabeth Freeman (MumBet)
Black history month is flying by, and sadly with little notice on my part. But this week I watched a documentary produced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after hearing about it on NPR. I learned so much, but these words by Elizabeth Freeman have made me truly stop and think. Those weighty words remind me that the ease in which I ignore the significance of this month should not happen. I can and should do better.
Vera shared this link this week and it is most worthy of being shared again! It is true that everything old is new again! Timeless knitting is timeless indeed! I absolutely love every single knitted item! And, those knitting machine images… how the heck??? Wouldn’t that be something interesting to learn!
There were some interesting bookish things this week that caught my eye! First, Little Fires Everywhere is coming to Hulu on March 18th! The trailer certainly looks interesting! But, maybe even better NPR shared a 1st Read of Erik Larson’s new book about Churchill: The Splendid and the Vile! I am eager to get my hands on this book!
There were a couple of things that caught my eye on Ravelry this week: Ooodles of love for Isabel Kraemer’s Night Groove and especially the short-sleeved version! And Romi’s Mystery Shawl… if I can get my Cladonia figured out, I think I want to knit this! First clue comes April 3 – so the lure of spring colors is calling me!
That is all I have for this week! Have a great weekend everyone!
You’ve got so many good things, Kat! I loved all that fair isle and am semi-seriously considering knitting a fair isle muff. I enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere and will definitely watch on Hulu. I loved John Lithgow as Churchill in The Crown, and don’t know nearly enough about him, so I’ll be looking forward to The Splendid and the Vile. I just placed a hold at two of my libraries, #241 on 3 copies, so I might be buying this one!
A Fun Friday post Kat! The Splendid and the Vile looks really good and Night Groove is gorgeous (I like the long sleeved version). I’m with Bonny on the Fair isle Muffs!!
I love seeing all those Fair Isle jumpers — especially because I am very much in a Shetland Islands mood right now from reading Ann Cleeves!
I don’t subscribe to Hulu, but I’m considering it to watch the Little Fires dramatization. I loved the book so much!
I could see me wearing fair isle every day if I could. Now to knit one for everyday that would be knitting heaven!! I’ve been reading POC books this month. I just finished ‘Push’ and that one was a bit hard to get through. Lots of challenging content that is many people’s reality.
The Fair Isle article is, indeed, worthy of being shared and read over and over! Such a great piece! I was one of the minority that really didn’t like “Little Fires” . . . but I think it might be better as a TV show. Have a great weekend, Kat — and have fun dreaming of most excellent knitting!
You always have such excellent links! Thank you! I wish I could whip out a fingering weight sweater — unless it is for a child there’s no way I’d welcome the slog. But Night Groove is pretty tempting….
Those Fair Isle pictures! My husband and I keep saying we need to move to a Scottish island. Dang it – maybe some day.
I’ll enjoy watching your mystery shawl come along! I’m always tempted to join these and maybe I’ll be able to again some day!
Those sweaters-just wow!
Enjoying getting caught up with everyone this morning … it’s a nice way to spend a gray, chilly, wet day! I even gave myself permission to visit all the links. That Erik Larson book is showing up all over the place and I’m sure it will be a worthwhile read (did you red Garden of Beasts? chilling tale about the American ambassador to Germany in the years leading up to WWII). We are also not on the Hulu bus and I wonder about Little Fires (like Kym, I did not like the book …) Looking forward to what you decide about the mystery shawl. I have a short-sleeved Jenn Steingass pattern in my near-term queue. I think it will be the perfect three-season piece!
The article about Fair Isle knitting is wonderful. Erik Larson is a good writer. His books Devil in the White City and Dead Wake were certainly interesting. Somewhere I read some less than favorable information about Churchhill so this new book sounds intriguing.
I have been waiting for March 1 to get The Splendid and the Vile from Audible. Downloading now!