Monday, September 17, 2007

Three Things

Number 1. I don't think I've ever done this before, but here it goes...I am recommending a book that I have not yet read through its entirety. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a humorous glimpse of a thirty-something woman who leaves everything behind to find herself during her travels to Italy, India and Indonesia. I think I've only read 40 pages (the author is still in Italy) and I'm hooked.

Number 2. I attended a memorial service last Friday to pay respects to a father of an acquaintance. I think I cried during most of the service. He was a criminal defense attorney, son of immigrants, a decorated navy officer (he joined the military in response to the deaths of his many cousins in an English town during WWII) and most importantly, a loving father and husband. He always smiled, never complained, and saw the good in EVERY person. Despite my cynical inclinations, I want to be like this man.

Number 3. After overcoming the thought of knitting "cups" for a baby halter top, here is the finished project!

6 comments:

Wendy o'C said...

1. Keep reading -- Eat Pray Love only gets better. I've passed it on to a girlfriend, but I want to read it again.

2. I'm sorry for your loss -- this man certainly sounded like someone to admire.

3. Baby cups? OMG - its adorable!

Disentangled said...

So cute! M was truly thrilled with your gift.

Nonnahs said...

Ha! Cups or no cups, this turned out so cute!

tentenknits said...

I love Eat Pray Love!! It was definitely a favorite read of mine! And that little halter is adorable!

Octopus Knits said...

Your acquaintance's father sounds like a wonderful person.

The baby top and hat are so cute!

amanda cathleen said...

1. I'm reading the memory keeper's daughter by Kim Edwards right now. Can not put it down! I'll have to put Eat Pray Love on my to read list.

2. Sounds like a wonderful man. ((Hugs)) I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

3. That is one sweet looking top! I'm still laughing over the thought of knitting "cups" for a baby! *L*