Well, there has been some unraveling here this week…
I picked up stitches and in my stitch picking up zeal, I picked up a few too many and when I checked my band, it was just a bit too ruffle-y. So, back to stitch pick up for me! There is no way in hell that this is a 4-day knit yet, ever the glutton for punishment, I am going to knit a second one as soon as this one is done. Hopefully, this will be done by Monday and I will begin next week!
Oh, and while I am unraveling, I think my bind off might be just a bit too tight (who knew “bind off with medium tension” would be so challenging!) but rather than fuss over it when I wear it, I will take it out and bind off again. This will be happening this morning, when all is quiet here and there are no interruptions!
Now, on to the reading (which is going much better than the knitting, really!!)
I have three books to share with you this week! I know! Crazy!
- The Hanging: EXCELLENT!! I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads! From the opening chapter to the last, this book kept me engaged and the writing is excellent! From the unfolding of the crime to the work of Simonsens’ team in solving the crime, I felt like I was part of the team! The evidence is pieced together slowly and methodically and feels incredibly realistic! I won’t share more, to not spoil the book because I highly recommend this book!
- The Other Einstein: I gave this book 4 stars, which is a very good review – I would have given it 5 stars, but I wished that the ending was better. However, reality for Mitza was the ending…it was so very heartbreaking and sad. I loved the look into what education might have been like for women in the early 1900’s in Europe. The book is well-written, engaging, and thought provoking. I strongly recommend reading it!
- Lincoln in the Bardo: Oh.My.Gosh!! Wow!!! This is a 5-star book all the way!! This book was simply fantastic and it falls into the “must listen” category for me. The narration is simply amazing! Once I started listening, I could not stop! This book made me laugh out loud and at times, cry! Do not miss listening to this book! GO and get it! Really!!
I am currently listening to On the Road by Jack Kerouac and I am almost done reading The Zookeeper’s Wife. My bingo card is looking mighty fine so far this summer!!
What about you? What’s really excellent in your world right now?
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Sorry about your job –but you are totally making lemonade with the extra time this summer.
I’ve got Lincoln on the Bardo in my queue now.
What is the pattern?
I hate roadblocks (the unraveling. . .), but when it comes to knitting, they’re usually worth the hassle. Here’s to smooth sailing from now on! (I can’t imagine knitting a whole sweater in 4 days. I’m pretty sure I don’t have the attention span. . . ) XO
I’m with Kym – can’t imagine knitting a sweater in 4 days…heck, I can’t even get one done in a season – lol. Your bingo card is looking great – thanks for the recommendations.
I love reading about good research that leads to valid and valuable conclusions and wonderful results! This sweater is certainly that, and more importantly you’ll have a great piece that you won’t have to fuss over when you wear it because you paid attention to details. Bravo for knitting in reality and for some great books!
Your book bingo card is very impressive! I enjoyed The Zookeepers Wife. Hope the reknitting goes well.
I’m often tempted to say good enough is good enough when it comes to my knitting, but then I know that something that isn’t quite right will bother me every time I wear that piece, so I think you’ve done the right thing in ribbing and redoing that button band.
The books all sound interesting. I fear my to-read queue is growing faster than I can keep up!
It takes me forever to knit a sweater and it has been a very long time since I have knit one, but it seems I always have to rip out the button band in order to get it right. Good luck, hope the rest goes well!
I love how that sweater is turning out – I’m already dreaming about my 2nd Stillwater 🙂 and thank you for the On the Road recommendation. It was in my Overdrive queue this morning and I’m ready to start!
Your sweater is going to be wonderful when it’s done. Hope you can get the bind off right. I don’t envy you having to rip bound off stitches. Thanks for The Hanging recommendation. It’s popped up on my suggested reading list a few times & now I’ve added it to my que.
Oooh, The Hanging sounds like something I’ll need to make room for on my BINGO card!! Thanks. 😉
That is one awesome sweater 🙂 I have undone many bind offs. I try to chant “bind off loosely” to avoid the too tight bind off. Most of the time it works for me.
Oh those 4 hour knits….they are just a tease!!! dont’ think you are alone! As for reads, Im finishing ZOO today. Its been sad but interesting. DOn’t think I”ll ever feel the same about zoos again
You are a much faster knitter than I ever could be (even in my year of 12 sweaters)! Love seeing your bingo card fill in. I’m looking forward to more hours to read.
I fear I may not finish The Hanging. Will give it one more try tonight. (Diff’rent strokes, etc.)