I have lots to unravel today, so let’s get right down to it!
First up, today is my 1,111th post here on As Kat Knits! I had planned on acknowledging that momentous occasion on the 1,000th post, but yeah… it blew by with little notice from me! When I realized it, I thought it would be best to then wait for a nice uniform number… and today is that day! I had no idea that when I started this back in 2006 that I would have this much to say! But, what I love most about this blog is all of you, Gentle Readers! I have met a few of you and have found the nicest community of people anywhere on the internet! Thank you for stopping by here to read what I have to say!
My Olympic Knitting has come to a finish and my Carbeth is s-l-o-w-l-y drying! I had hoped for some photos today, but she is no where near dry enough and since I am using Ann’s plate technique… I am not moving her until she is completely dry! I am also having a bit of an internal debate on the collar, but I am waiting to see how it blocks out.
However, I have moved back to my “regularly scheduled knitting” … that’s right my Mystery Socks are moving through clue two and I will start on the sleeves of my Strokkur today. Yesterday it seemed quite odd to be knitting sweaters and socks with the temperatures soaring into the upper 70’s! I am not ready for warm weather yet, so slow down there winter!
The good reading streak continues with my finish of When We Were Yours – I really loved this book! It is heart wrenching but beautifully told. I gave it 5-stars and highly recommend it!
I also finished God of Howl Mountain, which is an ARC from Net Galley. It was good and shares the way of life in the mountains of South Carolina in the 50’s. I gave it 3-stars because some of the things that happened seemed a little unrealistic and could have been left out, in my opinion. But, all in all, a good read.
I am listening to a bit of a palate cleanser with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. So far, so good – but this is truly light reading for me.
I finally picked up and really got into Ali Smith’s Winter and wow… I love how it is progressing!
And last night I started Paula McLain’s new novel Love and Ruin which I got an ARC from Net Galley.
What is occupying your time this week?
If you are joining us today – thank you! Please leave the link to your post in your comment!
I’ve fallen behind in my blog reading so glad I happened on your corduroy anniversary post
Love that bright spring green sick and thanks for the good book mentions.
I can’t wait to see the final version of your Carbeth! I knew better than to even think about trying that, and besides I’m not a big fan of cropped sweaters on myself.
Here’s what I’m up to this week: https://the-ravelld-sleave.blogspot.com/2018/02/words-and-stripes.html
Congratulations on number 1111! It’s always wonderful to read your posts and I hope you regale us with many more. And that green! It looks like perfect knitting for our really warm temperatures, and also perfect for when temperatures return to normal.
Wow – that is a lot of blog postin! Well done.
I also love Before We Were Yours
Spring Green!! Looking nice. Congratulations on 1,111 – that’s a ton of posts. Thanks for continuing as I always enjoy reading what you have to say.
Can’t wait to see your Carbeth. I am still tempted/toying with this idea (I would definitely lengthen it).
Looking forward to hearing how you like the latest Paula McLain book – I enjoyed both The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun.
Here’s what I’m up to: http://thethreadedlane.blogspot.com/
Congratulations on reaching this momentous occasion! 😉
Last night it was so warm in our bedroom that we had to open a window — and then I had to take my pants off to knit because sitting with a lapful of wool was unbearable!
I envy your warmth as it is 13 here this morning. brrr The socks look fabulous and I look forward to your Carbeth reveal!
I finished my sleeves! Hooray! And I’m now working on the K1P1 section of ribbing on the bottom of the sweater and it’s a slog. LOL
Oh I could really use some 70 degree days. They are no where in sight. I have to admit Ive got the blahs. BUT, good Olympic knitting continues here. Congrats on your Olympic finish!
Congratulations on your 1,111th post! Now you’ve got me curious about my own number. Also, I think celebrating 1,111 is much more fun that plain old 1,000. 🙂
We are having a heat wave here too. We are supposed to break a record today & hit 79. We slept last night with the windows wide open and fans blowing on us. Normally February is the month we get the most snow. Crazy, crazy weather!
Congratulations on over 1,000 posts! That is wonderful. It is nice coming here each week to see what you are working on and all the books you have read. That is great your carbeth is finished and drying.
My link for the week: http://needlesandwool.blogspot.ca/2018/02/knitting-progress-and-reading.html
Congratulations on 1,111 posts! I love that green yarn! We had nice spring-like weather yesterday, but today woke to 30 degree weather and rain. Hope you continue to enjoy good reading & knitting this week!
So much to love about this post! I love your celebration of #1,111–congratulations! I love your bright green yarn–so springy! I love your heat wave (it’s upper 30s here)! I love that you finished your Carbeth–can’t wait to see the finished product! I love your books–added to my TBR!
We had a heat wave yesterday. Today? Not so much. 🙂
I can’t wait to see your Carbeth — and hearwhat you think of the collar/neckline.
And major congratulations on 1111. (So much cooler than 1000.)
Congratulations! 1111! Nice numeral! Green is probably my least favorite color on the spectrum but the color of that yarn is luscious!
Here’s my story: http://honorefrancois.typepad.com/morning_glory_studio/2018/02/unraveled-wednesday-2212018.html
and congrats on all your wonderful posts. I love our blog world. Posting can be challenging at times; your knitting inspires me!
Popped over from zneedle’s blog several weeks ago & have been lurking ever since.
Thanks for the heads up about Paula McLain’s new book. Loved The Paris Wife, loved hearing her a couple years ago in Pgh & loved Martha Gelhorn’s book of letters about the trials & tribulations of being a female war correspondent and being married to Hemingway.
Glad you’re here! Congratulations on 1,111 posts! Here’s my post for the day. I finished my Project Peace Shawl – http://lovelyyarnescapes.blogspot.com/2018/02/wednesdays-yarns-ripples-of-peace-shawl.html
Congratulations on 1,111. I’ve never thought of looking at my post numbers, but I like the idea! I’m reading The Paying Guests and finding it rather slow, but a friend assures me it’s worth the time.
1,111 is a very nice number to celebrate – congratulations! (and I wish I’d found you closer to the 111 than the 1,000 mark!) I’m so glad Paula McLain has a new book – and I’ll be even happier if you say it lives up to The Paris Wife. One of the girls in my Monday afternoon knitting group is making those socks … in gray – yours are way prettier!
and here’s my link for the week http://mere-et-filles.blogspot.com/2018/02/unraveled-wednesday_21.html
Wow, that COLOR!! When We Were Yours keeps popping up on my suggestion lists… nice to hear that you liked it so much!
Oh that greeny green color!! Gah! I am knitting with dreary colors and I must say I need some bright hues soon in my hands while I knit.