I am sorry this post is so late today, but I have been working on a new project which has been consuming lots of my “brain time” as well as available hours in the day time. Now, this is not at all a bad thing and I feel very blessed and so excited to be working on this new venture. But, I found myself entirely exhausted and my post today is a bit of a reflection of that.
Knitting continues to be the best balm of all every day (however, I confess I am a day or two behind on my daily stitching and my plan is to remedy that today!) But, as you can see – there was steeking last night! That’s right, at Knit Night at my local library, I shared how entirely not scary steeking is. I need to graft the underarms and then steam the fronts to prep them for button band pick up but, I am entirely THRILLED with this sweater! I was worried it was going to be way too small, but it fits beautifully!
The next sweater’s yarn is waiting in the wings, I have my swatching yarn out and ready to begin. It is the Autumn of Lopi for sure around here!
My reading has slowed a bit, which is also in direct correlation to my new project. However, I must finish up A Gentleman in Moscow today. It is due back tomorrow and I only have about 4 hours of listening time left so, thankfully, this in an entirely do-able task.
I put a Net Galley book aside when I got Ali Smith’s Autumn: A Novel from the library. This was not a difficult decision as I am not liking the Net Galley book at all and discussed with Bonny what to do when you could not did not want to finish a book. I have been debating this in my head and think that I will just “pound it out” on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to get it done.
But, look at this stack of books that I have recently gotten from the library!! Oh.My.Gosh. So much goodness here.
What are you reading or making this week?
P.S. Are you a spinner? Do you want to weave? Go check out Beth’s Blog today because she is having a giveaway for her first Spin & Weave Along!
Your sweater looks fantastic! I’m so glad to hear it fits.
I wish I could sit with you and watch that steeking. Thanks for your thoughts on setting a book aside. I struggle with this.
That is just beautiful. You’re making me want to knit again.
Your sweater is gorgeous! Love the color combo and it looks So snuggly warm.
Your sweater is fantastic! Here’s my recommendation if you are running short on time to write NaBloPoMo posts due to your new, involved project and loads of good books to read, just post a photo of your progress on Rusty every day until it’s done. I want you to finish that sweater so I can see it in all its glory!
I agree with what Bonny said! That sweater is gorgeous! You’ll enjoy Everything I Never Told You too.
Your fearless steeking is inspiring. That is an amazing sweater!
No link party this week?
Bonny always says the right thing. You’ve got a lot of great reading in your future and I LOVE Rusty!
I think your sweater is going to look great, and can’t wait to see it!
That looks like a wonderful pile of books, which is always a good thing.
I am really crazy about the sweater, every time I see it. I don’t have a Pluto-Lopi knitting lifestyle (I drag my knitting around with me all over the place) but someday I want to knit with it. There’s something about the texture it makes that is gorgeous and special.
Your sweater is lovely, Kat! Happy reading. Happy knitting. Happy stitching. XO
What a fantastic sweater! Happy reading!
I LOVE that sweater! And I hear you on the slowing down of reading but I’m hoping to catch up soon!
I applaud you for all that you *do* do! Whew. The sweater is lovely and yes, I’d like to weave…and…and…and! You’ll get it all sorted and accomplished in the next few days, I know…
OK, I want to hear more about this secret project! Rusty is beautiful – wow! (I also went down a little Birkin rabbit hole this morning – gah – I need to knit some colorwork!) and I’m jealous of your library pile. My library doesn’t even have the Ali Smith novel. sigh…
Pioneer Girl has been on my wish list forever!
new venture?? I’m curious and wish you the best of luck 🙂 I love that sweater immensely, those are my colors and my style.