Wednesday, January 29, 2014

knitting with Gladys Taber


I'm joining Ginny this week with another pair (the sixth!) of these handwarmers which are so appealing and easy to knit. I'm reading another from Gladys Taber, Amber being her five-pound Abyssinian cat. Gladys was an animal and nature lover and had many cocker spaniels, Irish setters and cats.

"Amber hears it [the Canada geese flying over] and it means something to her, although I cannot explain what. She listens, she watches, her tail comments.

The geese are going over, I say. I pray for happy landings."

She talks to Amber, explains things to her and on the whole, seems to understand her cat pretty well. Apparently Gladys Taber wrote quite a few books, and I am happy to look forward to reading them.

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  1. Those are really cute! I haven't tried using double pointed needles yet...it's on my knitting to do list for 2014.

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    1. Good luck with it, Darcel. I found using them very hard and awkward at first, but kept at it.

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  2. Hi Lisa,

    Yes, Gladys wrote quite a few books - about 50 in her lifetime. She was writing her last book at age 80 when she passed away in 1980. Gladys Taber is my favorite author.

    Gladys Taber has quite a following including the Friends of Gladys Taber. Perhaps, you and your readers might like to join - new members are always welcome. The best perk of being a member is the quarterly newsletter which is usually 40 pages long. The editor, Susan Turnley, is fabulous and puts together an amazing wealth of info on our dear Gladys. You can find membership information at www.friendsofgladystaber.org.

    Cyndy

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    1. Thanks, Cyndy - I will look them up!

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  3. I have finally caught up with your blog after being away for such a while. I love all your Christmas reflections. And your knitting. And the peace I find here. Thank you.

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  4. Gladys Taber is one of my favoritest authors.♥ When I find a good pattern, I stick with it!

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  5. Beautiful mitts! I love knitting with bulky yarn.. so quick and satisfying. Have a beautiful day Lisa!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  6. Me too, I love reading Gladys Tabor! Perfect Winter reading, so relaxing and cosy.
    Gorgeous hand warmers!

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