No unraveling here but there are books. I read about In Praise of Difficult Women in the paper and ordered a copy right away. I am only just starting but I know it will be a good read. I picked up this book and this book at the library this week. I am still Listening to Educated and just downloaded The Paleo Cure.
So yes, there are books in my life right now and since the rain is returning, there will be knitting.
No unraveling, just some slow progress on my Birkin sweater. I have never been a monogamous knitter but I do want to see if I can finish this one while there is still time to wear it. I am putting a small marker that I can move each day as I inch toward the hem. And then of course there will need to be sleeves. But one thing at a time.
Not much reading due to that nasty sinus thing. It was so bad that I could not even wear my glasses which makes it hard to read. I did finish listening to It’s Not Dark Yet. I am in awe of people who find the light in every situation. I have a few audio books on hold at the library so I will spend this in between time catching up on podcasts.
I am also excited to read that Grace will be writing about books and reading and readers. Be sure to stop by and see her.
The unraveling around here comes in the form of illness. It seems most of the family and too many co-workers have succumbed to the crud. Hopefully I have had my run and will stay well this time around. Somebody needs to play nurse.
I continue on the body of my Birkin. There was a glitch with the formatting on the printed pattern and a number of knitters have given up on this sweater. Mine seems to be okay (only 3 rows missed on the size I am knitting) so I plug away. I’m not very fast and this is fingering on size 6 needles so I will be here awhile. I did finish two more toddle sized hats for the donation box and have used up a bit more stash. Somehow, as much as I have been knitting from stash, the piles do not seem to get smaller. I have had the same experience with quilting fabric.
I started listening to It’s Not Dark Yet and downloaded White Houses to my kindle. Both are holding my attention which is good. I have a few books on hold at the library, just hoping they don’t all arrive at the same time.
Happy Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kat for more fun post and perhaps a bit of unraveling.
There was a bit of unraveling today. Had to take my Stopover sweater back a few inches because there was an oddly twisted stitch and it was bugging me. I need to start the sleeves but think I will wait for the weekend. We have a 4 day weekend coming up so plenty of time to knit. I did finish a hat. I skipped one round of the color work pattern because I didn’t want such a slouchy hat. This was a fun pattern and the yarn is wonderful.
My reading is all over the place, can’t seem to settle into a book but I am sure that will pass. I think I have 5 Kindle books opened right now and an audio book that seems like it could hook me.
What is really capturing my attention right now is garden planning. I have started a Pinterest board and have some great ideas saved. We have had a few sunshine afternoons so I took the tiny person out to take a look at the garden and begin to imagine how I might give it new life. Our last frost date is mid-May so plenty of time to plan.
Be sure to visit Kat for some yarn and reading inspiration.
The other day the sun made a surprise appearance in the afternoon. The skies had been so grey and wet, a condition we expected to last for a few days. It was fun to watch the change as people opened the door and looked up. It didn’t last long, although we did get a nice reprieve from the rain that afternoon. But everyone kept saying how great it was to see the sun. That is life in the Pacific Northwest.
Yellow has been on my mind. I made a batch of golden milk yesterday and it was pretty simple. Do be aware of the staining power of turmeric. And I have a ball of buttercup yarn for a new shawl KAL.
I am reading a book with a group from church and the author uses the word unraveling to talk about the need for a shift in our thinking. He writes that unraveling can create a space for hope. I love that idea. As a knitter, unraveling a little can give me the chance to correct a mistake. And unraveling a lot can give me the opportunity to create something new. I find that to be a comforting message.
No actual unraveling for me this week but then it is only Wednesday!
There was a wee bit of unraveling this week. I was making good progress on my Birkin sweater until I got to the end of a row and had one extra stitch. Argh! I went back and found the mistake just a few stitches from the start of the row. So I frogged back and started again. I was happy that it was just one row and not multiple rows that needed unraveling. I have three rows left in the last chart for the yoke. Then I will try it on and measure for the sleeve divide. I am looking forward to some simple stockinette for the body. Now to resist casting on something new before I finish something. I feel a case of castonitis coming on.
I am just pages away from finishing The Immortalists. I started listening to The Bright Hour. Both of these books have me thinking about the memories and stories we leave behind.
Did you see the moon this week. We have had a few clear nights and it is an amazing sight. Be sure to look up.
I saw this hat pattern and just knew I needed it on my needles. I had two skeins of Swan Island yarn that I picked up on clearance so it was an easy choice. I am doing okay with this two color pattern but I am pretty sure that I have a lot to learn about doing color work. I need to check my Craftsy classes. I think I have a color Work class in my queue. I am also open to suggestions for books or videos on color work.
I am on the last section of The Immortalists and still loving this book. I made myself slow down a bit because I didn’t want to miss anything in this wonderful story. I listened to the audio book of Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness.
Be sure to visit Kat for more Unraveled Wednesday post and remember to pay attention to those tiny, tiny moments this week.