Into every knitter’s life some unraveling eventually happens. This week is my turn and yes, by the end of day – my Tegna will be all unraveled. Sigh.
I love this yarn… very much. And, I love the idea of Tegna, but the more I knit, the more uncertainty crept in about how this will fit. For the past 2 weeks, Tegna has been in a bit of a time out while I wrapped my brain around fit and eventually about ripping out so many weeks of knitting.
Yes, there is no avoiding the pain, but the pain would be far worse if I finished the sweater and never wear it. So, back to the drawing board with this lovely yarn, and truly – that is okay.
Not to be entirely sidelined on knitting – I am diligently working on seaming squares together on blanket number two. Plus, I am going to have some fun by participating in NaKniSweMo – I have swatched, conferred with Mary, and will be casting Blaer tomorrow morning. And, after participating in the Knit-a-Sweater-in-4-days – 30 days seems like a cakewalk! This is coming at the perfect time as well – I have wished for a grey cardigan about a dozen times in the last two weeks!
The reading this month has picked up ever so slightly! Which is a very good thing, I have been feeling in a bit of a reading slump! I finished The Overstory – and wow, just wow. I re-read the last 50 pages again yesterday morning – this was a book I did not want to end. Really. I cannot stop thinking about how brilliantly this was written and how beautifully Richard Powers weaves all the stories together into one cohesive and powerful novel. I will never, ever look at trees the same way again. If you have not read this, stop everything and go put your name on the waitlist at your local library. Yes, it is that good. I gave it 5-stars and it will absolutely be in my top-5 favorite books of the year.
I also finished American Gospel, which I listened to. This might have been the perfect time to listen to this fascinating history (and much of it unknown to me). Midway through, I was struggling with it a bit, but it ended incredibly and gets 4-stars from me. I highly recommend it!
I should be done with There, There later today – I am enjoying this book, but it is not riveting like The Overstory, or The Master Butcher’s Singing Club.
I will end up only having read nine books in October… but I fully expect to turn that around in November!
But, what about you? What are you making? Ripping out? Reading?
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