I have been plugging away at my Ponchetta, but I have miles to go yet. Sigh. The rows are long but it is good “sit down and watch television” knitting. I have put aside Laura Aylor’s MKAL aside to get it done. Hopefully some focused knitting will have success!
AND… I began stitching on my first Alabama Chanin garment. So far, so good! Although, I have learned that screen printed t-shirts might not be the best thing to start with! But, I am forging ahead. I think the end result will be worth the effort. But, note to self: plain t-shirts might be a better choice! I am trying to get comfortable stitching without a embroidery hoop – it is a challenge!
Then, there is the reading… Oh, my! The reading has been SOOOO good!
I finished 3 books this week! First up, The River at Night by Erica Ferencik. This was an Overdrive suggestion, and while it was a quick read I thought the entire story was a bit of a “Deliverance-wanna-be” and not in a good way. It was a bit farfetched and I thought the characters were shallow and unbelievable. Why did I keep reading? Well, I hoped that it would improve.
Next, I finished Beach Music which is a 5-star book all the way! I did not think it was possible to like a book more than I did South of Broad, but then came Beach Music! This book made me laugh out loud and it made me cry as Jack collected the stories of family members and friends, sharing them so beautifully. Long live Chippy the Dog stories! GRRRRR! GRRRRRR! Pat Conroy’s tender brilliance and agility with the written word is a thing of wonder to read (and listen too!) I strongly recommend this book!
I also finished Viveca Sten’s Closed Circles. While it had a slow start, it picked up nicely and I am enjoying the character development. I gave this book 4-stars. I really felt like I was part of the detective team as they worked through the mystery. In fact, I am starting book 3 “Guiltless” today!
What are you making this week?
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All those Ponchetta rows will keep you nice and warm in the chill of fall. We’ve got a warmup here, so I bet you’ve got some time before it’s needed. You made South of Broad sound good, and have done the same with Beach Music (and then there are all the other Conroy books you added)! Enjoy!
You are such a wonderful reader! I am finishing Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker. Something about her sarcasm speaks to me.
I’m knitting my poncho/sweater too!!
since I was distracted by my daughter’s unexpected emergency surgery, my knitting and reading have suffered. But I have high hopes of getting back on track and caught up on the internet as well!
I’m back to working on “Arrows”!
I’m working furiously on my Rhinebeck sweater — so of course all I want to do is spin!
Chippy!!! Loved that last Chippy story 🙂 And yay on the AC tee! I can’t wait to see it.
Alright, alright, I’m adding Beach Music to my reading list!
Adding Beach Music to my list…and eager to see your AC creation! One of these days I think I’ll give it a whirl, but probably not before I can figure out how to clone me!
Just started making “Arrows”! (It’s nice to have “tv-knitting” — and you’ll love having Ponchetta all ready when the cold weather settles in For Good.) XO
I also found it challenging to stitch my AC “in hand”, but did eventually get the hang of it. There are good things in my ear, but I am trying to decide what to put on my needles!