Hello Dear Unravelers!
This is it, the post where I reveal the list of what I hope to accomplish this summer. Get ready, because it is long!
In the finish category… (as in I have started and I need to finish)
- My Air Soft Shawl (AKA Brambling Shawl)
- Montadale Socks
- Daelyn pullover
- Steve’s Socks
- Spring Dream KAL (for Rachel)
- Test Mouse (because I have never knit stuffed animals and practice makes perfect – or at least allows you to work out the problems?)
- TTL MKAL Socks (I have less than a half a sock to go)
- Rock the Lobster (1/2 a sleeve to go and the body of the sweater, so a good bit of knitting)
- February Lady Sweater, perhaps (this is iffy, but maybe)
Yes, there is LOTS of knitting here, I am not sure I even need a second category, but go big or go home, amirite?
In the Start and finish Category:
- I have the yarn to knit a lopapeysa or two. But, having knit 2 of them, I know they are quick knits! So, I am kind of excited about this! But if these bump a little into the fall, that would be fine by me. After all I am not wearing them until then!
- Calliopsis with Sheepspot Yarn
- Kraemer Yarns Cowl
- Bijou Basin Mitts
- Genevieve’s Mouse
- TTL Summer Shawl MKAL
Yes, these are daunting lists. Good thing I have an entire summer to work on all that.
And, speaking of the mouse – I have the head done! The cotton yarn is really lovely. It is not harsh on my hands, and knits up beautifully. I have started the body.
Now, how about a bit of a book review.
The Lake by Lotte and Soren Hammer. This is Book 4 in the Konrad Simonsen series and this book is my second book from NetGalley. If you like Scandinavian Noir, you will love this book! I liked it so much that I added Book 1 The Hanging to my summer reading list. It is well written and very captivating. The story unfolds with a crime and then it is off and running. The writers weave through the story the police working on figuring out the crime and the criminals and their corruption. It is gritty, and at times unsettling, but these things are not unwelcome in the story at all. I found in Konrad Simonsen another detective that I believe I will love as much as Karl Morck and Armand Gamache. Konrad is brilliantly intelligent and wonderfully human. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am giving it 4 stars on Goodreads.
I started a new book from the library last night, Tana French The Likeness. No thoughts yet, as I have just started reading. I hope to get further into this today if time allows! Summer Book Bingo starts this weekend, are you ready? What’s on your list this summer?
OK, I don’t feel so daunted by MY list(s) now that I’ve seen yours!! Good thing we have so many folks to cheer us on 🙂
Oh, my! That’s a lot of knitting!!! Great projects, all . . . and I’ll be interested in seeing them unfold (NOT unravel) over the summer. (I love Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series!)
I’ve made the daelyn pullover, and while I loved knitting it – I ended up gifting it to my sister because it fit “weird”. I wish I could have figured out how that was so. I guess I like cardigans more than pullovers. I love the photo of all your knitting and yarns- so creatively inspiring. I finished a cardigan that I was worried about not having enough yarn but it was unwarranted. I had enough! (phew). I hope you are well and spring time is treating you wonderfully 🙂
Just look at that brimming basket, both lovely and daunting! But if anybody can make a dent in that list, it’s you. I had to go check the yarn you’re using for those socks, and good thing it’s your handspun as I have no business buying any more sock yarn. My knitting goals are going to be loose and fluid this summer; if I finish a pair of socks (maybe two?) and a Hitchhiker I’ll be happy. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on The Likeness; I have (strong) opinions but want to hear what a well-read mystery reader thinks!
I don’t have enough time in my life to tackle a stash like yours! More power to ya! And I’ll be on the sidelines, cheering you on! You Go Girl!
Between your knitting and reading, the summer – soon to be here – seems headed for ideal!
Whoa, that is SOME list!
I’m gonna look for the Scandinavian books – I adore Armand Gamache, so we’ll see.
The Likeness is good (or at least I thought so) – creepy, but good!
I am amazed at your list of knitting projects and I’ll be cheering you on! I am such a slow knitter that I will be happy if I finish the shawl I’m knitting for my niece by the end of the summer! I’m looking forward to Book Bingo too!
I really must make my list of what I want to knit this summer! I have several design-related things that I need to do, and I want to knit myself a summer top with the BMFA Woobu I bought when Natural Stitches went out of business — which means locating the pattern, which is in an issue of Interweave Knits that I know I have but that seems to be hiding from me.
Wow! You’re going to be insanely busy, but it does sound like a fun To-Do list.
Oh my! You’ve a full summer of knitting ahead. My two projects have me feeling daunted enough! Hey! I just joined in the Unraveled fun!
That’s quite an extensive list of knits!
Wow that is lot of projects on the go, loving the colours of all the wool in your basket, I now feel my list is rather manageable thank you.
Your organization is quite impressive! The Laje sounds interesting…could be a possibility for the bingo card. Bring in the summer! 😉
Oh my, those are LISTS!! I am looking forward to the TTL Mystery KAL, but have made no other firm commitments (yet).
I just requested The Hanging on your recommendation. And Tana French is one of my favorite authors. I love that we all can give and get book recommendations from each other.
Speaking of the TTL Mystery KAL… doesn’t it usually happen in June? I haven’t seen a single thing about it! Did I miss something?