This picture of the orange cowl comes with a promise: I will finish it by the time I take my next Yarn Along photo. I know – I don’t have a whole lot of street cred when it comes to promising to finish things, but this time it’s for real. By next Tuesday night, I will either finish this cowl to my satisfaction or just bind the darn thing off and call it a necklace.
I’m still reading lots of different books at once. The one is the photo is Ann Napolitano’s A Good Hard Look, which is a fictional take on Flannery O’Connor’s role in her hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia. Flannery O’Connor is one of my favorite writers. I don’t spend a lot of time wishing I could have met dead writers – I usually am happy enough to have read their work – but Flannery O’Connor is an exception. I desperately wish I could meet her. I think I’m old enough now that no one will ever force me to write an essay about the two famous people that I would most like to have dinner with, but if ever compelled to do so I would choose Flannery O’Connor and Don Conroy. And I would choose a restaurant that I didn’t like very much because there would be a strong chance that we wouldn’t be invited back.
The jury is still out on Napolitano’s book. I’ll let you know when I’ve read more of it. So far, it reminds me of The Help.
As always, Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.