Yarn Along

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Here’s a quick photo of the folded-up Obnoxiously Orange scarf, which is getting so long it’s hard to fit the whole thing into a photo. The book in the photo is oversized as well. In addition to some silliness on my Kindle, I’m re-reading Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On. I loved it when I read it in college and am loving it even more this time. With an unbelievable level of detail, Shilts examines the 1980-85 AIDS outbreak from every possible angle – from the Danish researcher who got sick and died after working in Africa to the patients, doctors, politicians, and others who managed the outbreak in those terrifying and mysterious early years. I am reading it as research for a writing project I’m working on, but it doesn’t feel like work. I’ll tell you more soon – probably over a series of posts because I’ll be reading this book for several weeks.

Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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7 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Heather says:

    Oh I love the color of this scarf! I feel like I need these types of colors in the winter, but I always gravitate towards the blues and grays instead. Maybe I need to go get something bright yellow or orange and just go with it!

    • lfpbe says:

      Thanks! It’s Malabrigo’s worsted weight merino wool, and it’s so much fun to work with. I used to be loyal to Cascade, but this is my new go-to. Their finer yarns are good too.

  2. Laura G says:

    I love that scarf too! Also, I read that book years ago; probably a good one to reread. Have you read “Tell the Wolves I’m Home”? An amazing novel that deals with the same subject.

  3. gorgeous orange, very autumnal ❤

  4. badkitty1016 says:

    I loved that book (And the Band Played On). I read it after college, I think, and should probably go back to it someday. HBO did a movie of it which was also great.

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