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Light It Up Video Namoli Brennet

Light It Up

Some song-writers seem to brilliantly condense powerful ideas into lyric and music. Namoli Brennet chose the ideal title song to her latest album, Light It Up.

Namoli Brennet – Light It Up

Let me first state that my appreciation for music is sometimes juvenile at best. So, I often rely on Thaddeus or other friends who have a true ear for music. People who hear things in song and lyric that I don’t.

However, once Namoli’s music was brought to my attention, I have consistently heard some incredibly powerful and personal themes in her work.  Her latest album is no exception.

Her ideas of justice, and urgency for experiencing life resonate strongly with me. I got an early release of her latest album as part of a Kickstarter campaign. And I’ve been listening to it a lot. Her music is tied closely to the Men’s Knitting Retreats, so I’ve been playing a lot of her earlier catalog.

Check out her music on iTunes or at her web site. And as her most recent title song suggests, don’t put off life.

Current Knitting

As noted in the prior blog entry, I have been comfort-knitting. But I was still able to add a couple of inches to the Hallgrim Scarf.

Hallgrim Scarf 09-20-20 01

I also did a LOT of comfort knitting. And I finished the latest Knitted Cross-Stitch Scarf.

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 09-23-20 01

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 09-23-20 03

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 09-23-20 02

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 09-23-20 04

What do you think of this as a guy’s scarf?

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 09-23-20 05

I love the deep, rich colors of this yarn and I would definitely wear this beauty.

4 comments on “Light It Up

  1. What do I think of this as a guy’s scarf?

    Depends on the colors he’s wearing it with.

    My first reaction to “this” particular scarf you’ve made is “meh”.
    (Some of your other scarves are stunning).
    But, of course, everyone in NY is a critic so take my comments with a grain of salt.

  2. That green is just lovely. This is the first time I heard the term comfort knitting but I understood what you meant immediately. It’s the kind of knitting I do at the end of a difficult teaching day. When I need to detox and return to myself. When I’m smart it’s the kind of knitting I stockpile. For those times I need deep stillness.

    Thank you for naming such an important practice!

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