Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Sunshine Stitching and TED TV

Are you wondering how the Brown Beast is coming along?
This is what it looked like yesterday morning

Here he is now! I have reached the top and completed one of the top corners. The heavy lifting is done. Very little reference to charts at this point. Far left is dark brown, middle section is medium brown and the glob in the right is the light brown. I can almost taste it.

And, I think I will get some socks finished in the near future too (meaning some time in early February.

Here is an interesting TED TV clip that my son (yes, my son) pointed out to me . Crochet Coral. And here I thought he was ignoring me all these years (I didn't quiz him on the difference between knit and crochet, will save that for another time). This reminds me of Martina

I have been reading books by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, the Danger of a Single Story. I first heard this piece on the QN Podcast, and it grabbed my attention, to realize how ignorant I am of African history and how I had only one story, despite studying Africa in geography in Senior Public School. We heard about starving Biafrans when we were growing up, and that is the image that stuck.  We never really understood that it was a civil war in Nigeria that turned a thriving country into starvation. Her books are fascinating, educating and humbling.I have read Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and have just started The Thing Around Your Neck. These books are difficult to put down. Here is a link to where you can get the books