The knitting this week is slow and easy but sadly, I am not at all closer to that 15″ mark on Tegna (which, in light of Lene unknitting and then finishing her sweater dress, I think I should be highly embarrassed by this fact!) However, I pinned out the 15″ length on the dress dummy and it appears I have 4-ish inches to go and since I don’t have too much yarn wiggle room but knowing that the lacework will block out a bit – I think this will be okay. However, as I said… it has been slow going. I had hoped to have this done to wear during our trip to Michigan, but it looks like that is unlikely to happen. But, round and round and round knitting is great for a long car ride… right?
The reading has likewise been slow, easy, and so wonderful!
I finished Louise Erdrich’s The Master Butcher’s Singing Club. I started out reading this on my iPad, which means end of the day reading so I did not get very far, and I could not renew it from the library. But to my surprise the audio version was available, so I switched over to listening to the author read me this lovely story. Erdrich’s writing is so beautiful and the story revolves around German immigrants post WWI and life on the Nebraska plains. The ending lines of the book will stay with me a very long time: Step-and-a-Half hummed in her sleep and sank deeper into her own tune, a Junker’s pile of tattered courting verse and hunter’s wisdom and the utterances of itinerants or words that sprang from a bit of grass or a scrap of cloud or a prophetic pig’s knuckle in a world where butchers sing like angels. 5-stars and I highly recommend this beautiful tale!
I also finished listening to Forty Autumns which I also loved. It is the tale of post WWII Germany and the division of East and West Germany and the struggles of one family to survive on both sides of the wall. The story is told extremely well and this look into East German life is compelling. I gave this book 4-stars.
But, what are you knitting and reading this week? If you wrote a post to share, please leave your link below!
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Love your updated photo!!!
My knitting is round and round too. Just finishing up The Miniaturist on your recommendation.
Tegna is beautiful; you shouldn’t feel any embarrassment (I’m pretty sure you’re spending lots of time on a blanket or two), and those 4-ish inches will make perfect car knitting! I’m going to place a hold on Master Butcher’s Singing Club based on your lovely and compelling description. Thank you!
Tenga is gorgeous! My knitting at the moment is extremely slow…but when I do get to knit I am enjoying it, and that’s what counts!
I look forward to seeing Tegna all finished…when you return from MI trip, perhaps…and to what’s next in your book queue…always something to add t my own.
PS. I like your new mug photo – your hair’s getting long!
I knitting rabbits for some reason. Im watching tons of Baseball. Go Cubs
Suddenly. . . my Tegna is nearly finished. (Just neckline and sleeves to go.) But. Mine is such a crap shoot. Because LINEN. (I wonder what will happen when I throw it in the washing machine and dryer? I keep gazing at my washed/dried – 3X – swatch. And pray.) XO
The Tegna looks lovely and it will be great car knitting. Now you can knit more memories into the garment. Erdrich is such a good writer. Words to savor.
Tegna gets prettier every time I see it!
I am still(!!!) knitting True Colors and I’m in the home stretch but the rows are getting longer and longer. I’m reading People of the Book and I really like it.
Your Tegna is a pretty color! Car knitting should help. 🙂
Happy and safe travels.
Your Tegna may be taking longer than you’d like, but it’s looking lovely and is going to be so beautiful when it’s done!
beautiful!!! You will get there eventually, enjoy the knitting of that luscious yarn 🙂