The knitting is moving along nicely, and I should have a blocked and finished object to share with you later this week. Because: High humidity + wet wool = slow drying! Yes!! I have finished Laura Aylor’s 2017 Summer’s End MKAL and I love it! Stay tuned for glamor shots coming soon!
My making this week has moved to the Alabama Chanin A-line tee shirt. I have cut out the insides of the stars creating some lovely texture. I have appliqued a few stars to the very plain back. I also stitched the seams with a modified flat-felled seam. All that is left to do is to bind the arms and neck, I did some Cretan stitch practice yesterday and after several failed tries, I think I finally have it down! With each stitch, I grow more confident in the process and this was a very good piece to practice on!
Now, how about some reading updates!
I have another bingo to share! This week’s finishes include The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Album… I absolutely loved this darling little book! I laughed, I cried, I am in awe of how masterfully Mitch told this beautiful story. This was easily a 5-star book and I highly recommend it!
I also finished Pachinko, which was the PBS Book Club choice for July. I enjoyed this book and it contained some very surprising events. This is a book that I will be thinking about for a long time to come and it got 4-stars from me.
My current read list still has The House at the Edge of Night – I am about half way through reading this on my iPad. And, in my ears is Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. It is read by Maggie Gyllenhaal and she is a wonderful reader!
What are you making and reading this week? If you wrote a post to share today, please leave your link below!
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Yay for the stitching … and practicing – I think your Cretan stitches look garment-ready! and I’ll bet Maggie is doing a great job narrating The Bell Jar; that’s a book I read, but I think listening would be even better.
One coverall and close to a second!! Your Cretan stitches look great. Can’t wait to see this garment finished as well as your shawl. You go!!
I really liked Pachinko and was surprised by all the ‘history’ I never learned. That was the best! Lovely sewing progress and I hope you have a quiet lovely Wednesday!!
That stitching is looking so lovely!
I have to thank you for your recommendation of Homegoing. I finished it yesterday and really enjoyed it!
I wonder if we will all keep up with the garment sewing when the cooler weather arrives? I have Pachinko on my fall reading list.
Making has gone along pretty well this week. Reading? Not so much.
I read The Bell Jar when I was in high school. It wasn’t assigned reading, but was very popular to read at the time…although some of my friends weren’t allowed to read it. I remember the woman at the bookshop where I bought it asked if my mother knew I was going to read it! My parents never forbid us to read a particular book, but The Bell Jar was one my mother sat and talked about with me.
Your stitching looks great!
Way to go with the stitching, making, and reading! I read The Bell Jar in high school, but I’m betting that Maggie Gyllenhaal’s narration brings a whole different dimension. Thanks for the recommendation!
Im casting off my Saturday Shawl. Im reading….blogs. And a book about the minor leagues in baseball.
The tee shirt looks like a good stitching project. What is it about hand-stitching? I too read The Bell Jar in college. I should read it again.
READ and STITCH On! Are you sure you’re not Wonder Woman?! Congrats on all your WINS and I look forward to seeing your AC dress and new sweater!
I’m so impressed with your sewing!!
I’m envious of the free time you have for making and reading! I’ve been managing to knit True Colors and I’m reading a bit, too, but that grandbaby is a big distraction!
I am also envious of your free time! 28 more months for me and then freedom! I may have to consider listening to The Bell Jar as I also read it in high school but I’ve got no memory of it! Your stitches look tip top.
Working thorough some WIPs and wrapping up a book club selection which is proving to be a bit “interesting”. I always like to start September with a clean slate of projects so that’s my goal for what’s left of August.