Angelo's mother stirred absurdly large pots of pasta and we waited impatiently for her marina sauce while her husband, Carmen Basilio, helped her. Angelo shook his head and drawled his slow "yes, darling - come on over" to clients and friends that were dying to talk boxing. And Thursday nights we declared Knitting Night: his mother teaching and feeding us while we watched LA Law. Helena (Jack Nicholson's Helena: she'd just closed her crazy-hot club in a sketchy part of Los Angeles) sauteed slivers of garlic to toss in an angel hair pasta with a touch of olive oil and shredded basil. Gabriel Byrne and George Malkemus stopped by to eat and knit while Ryan and Farrah sat with Carmen.
I've forgotten how to knit but those days left me with a great appreciation for yarn and the artistry that some can bring to the craft. I don't remember how I came across Crickets Creations; Celeste understands yarn and its possibilities. The lacy blanket and the extravagant fringe arrived last week, all white with a touch of shimmer in the fringe. She sent photos showing the process of selecting the yarns that she uses; selecting textures that are all light and airy. Her work is custom and can help choose the colors with you. I sent her pictures of my white Starck daybed which is washed in light throughout the day. She understood the mood - sort of a Scandinavian light woods and white - and sent the photo of the yarn she proposed, which I totally loved. Soft and cozy ... and beautiful.
Just about time to send in orders for the holiday. And the things she does for babies are amazing too.
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