Knitting: a dog walking hat for me. Paravel, as designed by Megan Goodacre, but with modified lace panels (the bits that at the moment look like I've made a mistake with the ribbing). The yarn is Quince & Co Finch - 100% American Wool - the colour, Kumlien's Gull.
Reading: On Looking: About Everything There is to See, by Alexandra Horowitz. In essence a book about paying attention and how we all see things differently, written by a cognitive scientist inspired by her dog.
Linking with Ginny's Yarn Along - it's been a while - and Laura's The Year in Books.
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Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, and to the many people who emailed me, your response to my rather forthright book review was overwhelmingly positive. That said, and much as I revel in the positive feedback, how worrisome that telling it like is, or rather as it appears to me to be - an important distinction - is apparently so unusual in Blogtopia as to be repeatedly described as 'refreshing'.
Pondering this my mind turned, inevitably perhaps, to Hans Christian Anderson's Emperor and his new suit of clothes. We all remember the child who dared to say what others were surely thinking. But do you remember what happens after he speaks up? I had to Google it ...
The procession continues, nothing changes, the naked emperor marches on. And I guess, unchallenged, he's still walking!