In the “finish up project’s” queue, I am finally on the last clue of Laura Aylor’s Sand Ripples shawl. Oh, the love! I am really happy with this! Our weather turned this week, which is great incentive to get this done because it will be awesome to keep the chill away on those early morning walks with Sherman! I am trying to get it done this week, however there is still an awful lot of knitting to do…But!! I am hoping!
I have begun to plan some sweater knitting as well. I have the yarn to knit another Stopover but this time just a regular pullover! I also want to make Ysolda’s Strokkur, which has been on my wish list for a long time. AND, I have the yarn to make Steinunn Birna Gudjonsdottir’s Ryðrauð, which is a free pattern on Ravelry, but the directions (and the yarn) seemed daunting. Okay, maybe they still do, but I am going to give it a go anyways! That’s so many sweaters, but hopefully the knitting goes as quickly as my first Stopover!
As for the reading, back to regularly scheduled life has slowed down the listening a bit, but I have finished a couple of things this week!
- I Will Send Rain was an audiobook I borrowed from the library. This book was okay – I liked it but, I did not love it. I am giving it 3 stars. I found parts of it interesting, but I did not like any of the characters. And, the story line was very depressing.
- And, History of Wolves which I gave 4 stars. This book was an “out of my comfort zone read” for me. That is not always a bad thing, but this book covers some very uncomfortable topics and it at times it was very disturbing. However, all that being said, it is beautifully written. I would have given this book 5 stars however, the ending really fell flat for me.
- I am listening to Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. I have just started, so no thoughts yet.
- I started reading Millard Salter’s Last Day which I got as an early read from NetGalley.
- And, waiting in the wings is some more Pat Conroy…which is great incentive to read faster! AND, I just picked up A Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen from the library. So much good reading!
That is all I have for this week, but what about you? How’s your making and reading this week?
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I, for one, am excited about the cooler weather. I’m not anxious for winter or anything, but it’s nice that it’s finally cool enough to wear some knitwear!
I love, love, LOVE the colors in the sand ripple shawl. Can’t wait to see it finished! And your cardigan Stopover is lovely. Strokkur looks great. What yarns do you plan to use for it?
I am going to use Lopi, which I really LOVE to knit with. (I know everyone does not)
I had forgotten about your Sand Ripples, but am glad to see those stunning colors return and will look forward to seeing the FO. So many great sweaters and books ahead for you!
Those colors are just wonderful together! I think I would knit tend to pick that one up and knit just to play with the colors. 🙂 Can’t wait to see it all finished. Looks like you’ve got a great fall ahead — what with the knitting and the reading and the walking Sherman. XO
Looks like busy and fun times for you. Strokkur is gorgeous – can’t wait to see yours!
My goodness, impressive lists you have and so lovely the knits. A sweater takes me soooo much time. I especially like S. Birna Gudjinsdottir’s one, it is now in my Ravelry library (which is full of wishes) .
Thanks for the ideas.
Plus reading, how do we fit it all in?
You knit and read at an alarming rate (compared to me!). I had intended to join today but best laid plans and all that. 🙁 Your Sand Ripples is gorgeous and it will be lovely for winter wearing.
our weather has been perfect for knitting and dreaming of knitting. I started a sweater for my son in law and it’s been fun having worsted wool in my hands 🙂
Sand Ripples is lovely and so filled with feeling of Fall. Looking forward to seeing it on ya! You certainly have a interesting list of books in the queue…happy reading andknitting!
I am always amazed at how much you accomplish! I can’t wait to see that shawl on you! Though I do have a sweater back complete and 1 hour left in an audio book so there are possibilities! 🙂
My knitting is mostly on the logcabin blanket. I need to get more yarn. Im watching baseball not reading. My Cubs have folded, and it did not feel like last year. If they do not win tonight, they are out of it.
Gorgeous colors and yarn in the Sand Ripples!
Those colors are fabulous! I agree on the ending of History of Wolves – all the build up and then a very non-climactic ending.
That is good the weather got cooler and makes you want to knit! sounds like you have lots of projects and reading on the go. Have fun!
That’s some good knitting AND reading! I’ve been quite (unusually for me) singularly focused these past two weeks. Can’t want to get a few new projects underway … soon…
I love the colors in that! Oh so pretty.