And, with that – September is practically over – and at warp speed, too!
My knitting this week has been focused on blanket layout and assembly. Holy pick up a million stitches, Knitters! Yeah…and then there will be the ends to weave in. I decided not to fuss around with the “no-ends” version and just bite the bullet and weave in the ends at each seaming point. But, so far so good, once I got the pick-up points down, that is! Today will be my first LONG seam! Keep your fingers crossed for me! Ha! Blanket one is likely to be at least all put together before I leave, but I am not certain about the i-cord edge being done.
Tegna is patiently awaiting our departure when I will begin knitting her again (maybe sooner if I can get this hat done!) Mary asked me what travel knitting I will take – and Tegna might just be the one and only knit project. I always over take and under knit! There are just too many other things to do in Michigan that my knitting kind of takes a back seat!
The reading however, was curious this week:
I finished The Song of Achilles, which I listened to and that might not have been the best idea – I had to go back multiple times to remember characters connections. I did enjoy the story though, it was a good Greek history refresher from a much more interesting perspective than I had in school! Ha! For me this was a 3-star book and I recommend reading it versus listening.
I also finished The Steps of Pittsburgh, which I found utterly fascinating. If you ever lived in Pittsburgh, this is a must read! Fun facts I learned: Pittsburgh has a total of 44,645 steps in the city housed in various neighborhoods. If you add up the rise of all these steps you have a total rise of 24,108 ft (or 4.5 miles). Most of the steps have “street names” and many have intersection points with other steps. The steps are a public right of way and are maintained by the city – including ice and snow removal.
I am almost finished with my second Donal Ryan book – The Spinning Heart. I have 2 chapters to go and will easily get this done today. My love for Donal’s writing has only grown with this book. He crafts beautiful characters and just when you say to yourself, how does any of this fit – a little light goes on and suddenly it all is so brilliant! There is a plethora of characters, so it took me a bit to keep them all straight, but the writing is simply GENIUS! (This will be getting 5 stars, easily!)
What are you making and reading this week? And, if you wrote a post to share, please leave your link below!
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That blanket is going to be beautiful!
Those squares look even more beautiful than I imagined! Can’t wait to see the finished blankets.
I am still reading “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” (darn work, getting in the way of my reading time!), and I just got a notification from the library that the first Louise Penny Inspector Gamache book is ready for me, so I guess I’d better hurry up and finish reading!
I LOVE how Donal keeps you guessing until the last of the stories starts to fall into place. Spinning Heart is easily one of my favors ever. The blanket looks so luxurious!
Those squares are beautiful!
Have a wonderful trip.
I enjoyed reading The Spinning Heart a few years ago and I look forward to reading his newest book!
I love that you posted a picture of the blanket in progress Hope my squares are not too wonky – I always am afraid my work is not good enough and those squares look amazing.
That picture of the blanket in progress is gorgeous! I’m still knitting True Colors (but I’m in the home stretch) and I’m reading What We Lose.
The blanket squares look great together. Kudos to Bonny and whoever else helped choose the colors. My hat is off to you for taking on this job of putting them together. Thanks for the tip on a new-to-me author. I am going to see if my library has any of the Ryan books. Happy Autumn.
Oh my, that blanket is really going to be something!!
Are you ironing these pieces? They are so pretty!!!!
Wow! That’s going to be a fabulous blanket!!
I’ve been wanting to read The Song of Achilles. Thanks for the tip about reading rather than listening! 🙂
Love your blanket squares! It will look so nice when it is all put together.
You are doing a wonderful job with the blanket, and I’m sending continuing good seaming and edging thoughts!
so much love in each square! I love the colors and the design 🙂