I have the tiniest twinge of sadness that this is the last Wednesday of August, but my knitters’ heart is happy that soon the Season of Wool will be returning. My favorite time of the year is the Season of Wool and after taking a summer break from knitting things that feel “wooly” and picking up my languishing Strokkur again felt like the return of an old friend. My hands are so happy with the gentle scratchiness of the Lopi yarn. I realize that not everyone likes wooly wool, but it is one of my very favorite things!
And, here is the level of my happiness… I have one sleeve joined and have sleeve two well underway! I see colorwork in the coming days! Ahhhh! Now, I realize that it will be a good number of days before I can wear wool, or at least wear it all day… but those days are coming!
My reading is truly at a fevered pace…
First up, I would like to thank Mary for making the brilliant suggestion of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd which I listened to on Saturday… it was only an hour and a half long! PERFECT!! I enjoyed it, and yes… it had a very unreliable narrator. It was like listening to an old-time radio program, with multiple characters! I enjoyed it tremendously and it got 3-stars.
I finished reading The House at the Edge of Night. This was for my “set in a place you’d like to know more about” and Castellamare was the perfect place to spend some time on! I laughed, I cried, I mourned, and I loved the Esposito Family. I really want to spend some time sitting in the bougainvillea covered café in the House at the Edge of Night. I want to sip coffee and eat rice balls and just listen to the conversation around me! I gave this book 5-stars and I highly recommend it!
There was great sadness that I finished the third book of The Magician’s Trilogy: The Magician’s Land. This was perhaps the best book of the trio. This book tied up many things for Quentin, Fillory, and Brakebills. 5-stars all the way!
Finally, I finished The Wasteland and other poems by T.S. Eliot. I enjoyed this but had no idea that it would be so religious. I will be thinking about many of these poems for a long time.
The above books gave me a few more bingo’s which leaves me with my final two squares for the summer: Louise Penny’s Glass Houses (which I am just over half way through) and James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty.
This might be the best summer ever for reading! But, this morning – no reading for me! I will be helping a friend figure out how to put together her “Swancho” so that I can then pick up the stitches for her sleeves… wish me luck! Haha!
What about you? What are you making and reading this week? If you have a post to share with us, please leave your link below!
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I am ready for wool season, too! I will miss some parts of summer, but the sticky, oppressive heat is not one of them.
I started reading Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential over the weekend. It’s long been on my “want to read” list and I found it at Costco the last time I was there.
Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed Roger Ackroyd! Huge fan of wooly wool, here, too – and I think you would love the Holst Supersoft … it’s one of the yarns I’m using for Soyokaze and it’s wonderfully wooly (and also a bargain … even coming from Denmark!)
I’ve also been thinking about wool season. I almost always knit with fingering weight, and while it;s wool, it doesn’t feel wooly. The worsted wool for the blanket squares has felt like fall knitting!
I’ve just started Three Things About Elsie and it seems great so far. I’m going to be very interested in your thoughts about A Higher Loyalty, and cheering your two coveralls!
Two Bingo cards is truly impressive! I’m with you, I like scratchy wool too.
The sweater sleeve is the prettiest color. Coming autumn makes me think about sweater knitting. I have been looking for a yarn match for Archer. I may look for The Wasteland. I haven’t read much of his poetry.
I am SO looking forward to fall …..yes….wooly season is soon upon us and I can’t wait!!!
Your yarn is such a lovely color. Those little tweedy bits are so pretty.
Too hot in these parts to think about wool…but Fall/Autumn: Bring IT on! I am so ready!
You are a reading MANIAC! 🙂
Am planning to work on some baby knits while I’m at the lake this weekend. One is a very late baby gift and 2 fox hats for twins that will be turning 1 in October. I’m “hoping” these will truly be the super quick knits they usually are-we’ll see!
I read James Comey’s book and thoroughly enjoyed it. He followed his editor’s advice to make the reader feel as though s/he were there. Matthew (Younger Son) read it, too, and agreed. That is more impressive than it sounds because he is not a big reader.
After enjoying that one so much, I bought James Clapper’s book. Big disappointment; he is NOT a good writer. Buried in minutiae; didn’t finish.
I confess that I decorated the house for fall yesterday. I’m now in pretend autumn season 🙂 I’m working on a shawl for my MIL and many cowls for holiday presents.
While I didn’t read as many books as you I totally agree it was a great summer for reading! The Bingo cards were easy and fun to fill and it was a great way to hear of other books one might like! I’m ignoring the fact that summer is ending and I’m loving the cooler days of being outdoors in the sun and soaking it up.