Welcome to Unraveled Wednesday!
I hope you will join us today and share something that you are crafting and something you are reading!
For me this week, it has been a quiet week on the knitting front! I have a sweater that got unraveled and knitting has begun again – but just barely. I am making it slightly smaller and going with the increases/decreases every 6 rows. And, really, I am not ripping it out again! This will be a lovely sweater for the fall/winter but as that weather has departed from us – there is not a burning desire to finish it.
Really, I’d rather cast on all the things… wouldn’t you? I am cruising along on my Air Soft Shawl – I got another repeat done last night. And, later today I will wind the winning yarn combination (#1 if you are wondering!!) and get ready to cast on with those MDK girls (and Mary) on Friday! If you are joining in, please let me know! I would love for us to cheer each other on!
On the reading front… I am kind of in a “reading slog” and I am not sure what to do about it. (Okay, what I’d really like to do is read something else, but I think I need to finish the book I am reading for NetGalley…) However, if you are a Department Q devotee there is a new book available for pre-order, sadly it won’t be out until September, but I am so excited for it I almost can’t wait!!
But, what are you crafting or reading today?
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I really look forward to Wednesday posting and as much as I want to have another reason to hang out with you and Mary, I will resist the temptation to join you in the shawl knit along 😉
I started that purple knitting even though I have three other projects on the needles. I do love to cast on. I hope your sweater is better than ever the second time around!
I know how you feel about the interest in a knitting project plummeting when you know you won’t be wearing it for months; I feel the same way about my Peace Cowl. But Brambling and Colorwash! I’ve had some Netgalley slogs, too, and I’ll admit that I skimmed (as much as I could on a Kindle). I found reviewing them a bit troublesome (as in “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”) so I left an honest star feedback without a review. It still counts as feedback!
Working on Sigla now that Spring (summer even??) temps have arrived is proving a challenge, but I am bound and determined to have it ready for Fall wearing! And, tempted to join in the latest MDK KAL, but am still waiting for my Field Guide to arrive!!
I meant to add that I posted on my blog…but can’t find where to link?? I might be blind…
I’m also slogging through a sweater. I was very excited to knit it when I started, but now that the weather has finally turned for the better, I’m not feeling any urgency — but at the same time I really want it off the needles so I stop feeling guilty that it’s still languishing!
I am currently reading “The Underground Railroad,” which actually just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. I’m enjoying it and am anxious to finish it (I think I have about 100 pages left). Somehow when I ordered it from Amazon, I ordered the large print edition. While I don’t really need the large print, it does make me feel like I’m reading a lot faster than I am!
I am definitely in on that MDK KAL — I have loved Kirsten’s new shawl since first sight! I think I have chosen my yarn…
I am dipping into a variety of things and reading, at a good clip for me, a real fiction mystery: Still Life by Louise Penny – my first foray into her works…it’s been a loooong time since I read a real mystery and I am loving “tasting it again, for the first time.” Unraveling nothing…have sev items on needles patiently waiting for my tender caress – who know when? – and a couple items in bags, awaiting cast on; again, who knows when?
Enjoy your new MDK KAL…
Won’t join you on the shawl knitting but look forward to seeing what colour combinations you decide on, I do need to finish of some projects before I start anymore!
It’s Wednesday already? One day I’ll have my act together enough to write a post. I ready The Kavalier and Clay (a second time) and love it just as much as I did the first time. I’m watching the KAL from the sidelines!
I am in a bit of a “inspiration-slump” on pretty much all fronts! I am thinking that Kirsten’s new shawl looks JUST right for me right now, though. (So maybe the knitting-slump is ending?)
I stink at KALs, it’s better for me to sign up and then do it at my own pace.
Thanks again for hosting this!
I am in a pretty good knitting and reading place right now – maybe I should write a blog post about it 😉 looking forward to casting on tomorrow … and wondering if maybe I can have the KSH (almost) finished so I don’t lose my momentum. I have a feeling that Colorwash is going to be an addictive knit!
I’m slogging on all fronts as well. Got a collar / button band to finish, an oven mitt and a bevy of ufo’s next to my chair! And like Margebevid like to get my act together and post too! It will be fun to watch you all KAL 😉
Trying to decide if I read Keeper of Lost Causes. It sounds vaguely familiar, but I can’t find it in my lists of books read. Probably have to read it to find out. (Hurt me, hurt me!)