Posted August 26th, 2011
Jules is my amazing friend. She takes incredible photographs (see this particular website). And here she is getting me up on a surfboard just last week. Oh, and she is a musician/singer too. Just a few of her many talents. Jules, I will be thinking particularly hard about you on Monday morning. xxxxx
Posted August 3rd, 2011
I am still working on getting images for my fall line but Vogue Knitting sent me this image this morning.
It is a sweater I designed for their Fall 2011 issue – hitting the newsstands August 23rd.
I have sold many designs to Vogue over the years but this is the first time I wrote the pattern and found some-one to knit the proto.
I think the sweater and the image turned out great.
Vogue Knitting Fall 2011, photo by Rose Callahan
Posted August 2nd, 2011
I finished reading this book this morning. It was the first novel Iris Murdoch wrote and I had not read it before.
It had a freshness and lightness that isn’t in her later books. The protagonist was a male writer prone to laziness and impulse (and alcohol). There is no drowning! Although, a couple of times I thought there was going to be. I wanted to get out a map of London while I was reading it and follow the characters around. Paris played a small part, too.
It is very funny in places. I loved the scene with Sammy and Jake betting on the horses and getting drunk. There is a ridiculous dog-napping where Jake and Finn couldn’t get the dog out of the cage it was in and they decide to take the cage too….in a taxi. The word “indubitably” appears once about 3/4 of the way through. I always wait for that word in Iris’s books and very rarely wait in vain. I am pleased to know that it was a favorite of hers right from the start.
I liked all of the characters – normally I don’t really care for any of them.
Writing about it makes me want to pick it up and start all over again. A lovely read.