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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday's Yarns - Adding More Color To My Color Shifting Shawl


     I decided to add more rows to my Color Shifting Shawl.  It was beautiful as is, but I know I had started with the intention of having a bright shawl.  A celebration of Spring, and while it was tempting to keep it with its grey tones and burgundy, I decided to forge on and add more color and length.  So I'm adding a beautiful rose, with peach tones and then I'm thinking of adding the lighter peachy-pink yarn that I started with.  I certainly have plenty of yarn left.  But that was intentional, I need a stash of fingering yarn to play with and my head is already filled with ideas of what I'll do with it.  Color and yarn are so inspirational!

     I'm still reading and loving Craig Johnson's "The Cold Dish" A Longmire Mystery.  And I have a stack of his next books to keep me happy.  He has a way with words and descriptions.  It's less the plot line or murder mystery that's unfolding but the portrayal of the man himself, the sheriff in this Wyoming small town and the landscape of Wyoming itself. 

     I'm having so much fun reading "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership" (April 17, 2018) by James Comey.  I got it on Kindle and looked forward to reading it after a weekend of reading NYT's critiques.  I grabbed it first thing yesterday morning and I was pleasantly surprised how good it is.  The first half is a personal memoir that at times is riveting and is thoughtful.  It's much more than a tell-all book.  I also had to get beyond my anger at Comey for his actions of Fall 16'.  While I still don't agree with these actions I'm more understanding of the man, his actions I think were well-intentioned (just disastrous in its outcome).  In some ways, I feel bad for him.  Reading his accounts you realize he's more than that one decision and his whole life has been ruled by a pursuit of truth and trying to do the right thing.  He wrote his thesis in college about leadership having a higher morality leading their actions.  This isn't just a present-day philosophy he came up with because of Trump.  What seems sad is because of anger towards him many Liberals who won't read this account and like I said it's much more than a tell-all about Trump but this man's memoir and he writes valid points.  As a child, he was relentlessly picked on by bullies.  As a teen, he was found in a situation where a gun was leveled at his head, and he explains how these events influenced him.  Later he recounts the bosses he had and how they influenced him.  And how meeting, talking to mob bosses and prosecuting the Italian Mafia was like.  It's an interesting read and needful for today's situation.  We need leaders with a sense of right and wrong, a higher sense of morality to hold to.  And Comey defines this as either religious (his minor in college) or based on philosophy and reading of others and/or good mentoring.

     On Audible I'm listening to "True Fiction" (Ian Ludlow Thrillers Book 1) by Lee Goldberg.  A gripping thriller that has a humorous streak.  Massive fun while knitting.

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  1. Your shawl is so beautiful. I love all the play between colors. I bet it is fun to knit. Your comments about Comey's book are interesting and intriguing to me. I don't often read current political books but I might have to pick this one up. The idea of ethical leadership is so important.

  2. Oh, that shawl is growing beautifully! I love the colors together. I am in line for Comey's book and I can't wait to read it!

  3. I love the rose tones you have added. It is so lovely