It’s Wednesday and that means me giving you an update on what I am making and reading!
The color work on my Early Bloomer is complete and now I am just knitting around and around and around. I generally like mindless knitting, but I am happy that I am almost 1/3 of the way done! This has been my pickup project at the end of the day so it has not seen much knitting time – but hopefully I will find some “daytime” knitting so I can finish the body!
Sewing continues to satisfy and I began a Tunic Dress on Monday. I have tweaked a few things – a bust adjustment and lengthening of the bodice worked out very well. I have the neck facing and sleeves to finish and then hemming and it will be done!
I do have 3 bingos this week and three books read!
I finished American Indian Stories, Legends and Other Writings – this was perhaps my most interesting read all summer. This book was originally published in 1921 and there was an extensive introduction by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris that gives some very interesting details about Zitkala-Ša’s life and background. But, the most fascinating part is her writing. The book begins with “Old Indian Legends” that all surround a “spider-trickster” named Iktomi. They are fascinating and are full of things to think about. The second portion of the book revolves around Zitkala-Ša’s life. If you are interested in reading more about the Sioux Indian life – I highly recommend this book, 4-stars.
My second book for my bingo card was a short read from Ta-Nehisi Coates, The World Between You and Me – which is a letter he writes to his son. I listened to Coates read it and it was simply wonderful. This book was one that President Obama highly recommended and I agree with his recommendation! 5-stars.
My third finish this week was another short but powerful book: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Powerful, painful, and yes, hopeful. If you have not read it, you should – and soon! 5-stars.
But, what about you? What’s got your attention this week?
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I am just loving Early Bloomer! That is one beautiful sweater. And your Bingo card continues to amaze. This all looks like happy reading and knitting!
Your sweater is looking fantastic! Now I really want to be finished with my sweater WIP so I can start *my* stranded yoke sweater!
Thanks for the great book reviews, as always. Several are already on my TBR list!
Loving your sweater so much Kat! You will be ready for Fall before you know it! And your reading is so good. I just checked and my library has the Zitkala-Sa book and I should be able to pick it up on my way home today – woohoo!
what beautiful colorwork! I do love the part where it’s endless stockinette stitch so I can watch tv without mistakes.
I think your sweater is looking fabulous, and I love the colors you’ve chosen. I can’t wait to see the modeled FO. 🙂
That’s a great looking sweater. I’ve read the last two books on your list this week and thought they were both eye opening. We have so much work to do in this country and I’m feeling very discouraged right now that we will ever move forward.
Your sweater is gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see it finished 🙂
And great progress on your bingo card. I haven’t ready ANY of the books you wrote about in this week’s post and they all sound important to get to, especially given everything in the news this week (again).
Thanks for the linkup!
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book is on my Audible wishlist and When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir is on my school library wishlist. I want to incorporate the memoir into my curriculum this year.
Oh I LOVE your Early Bloomer … those colors are so perfect! and wow – your bingo card is filling up nicely 🙂 I finished a book this morning, have 13 squares checked and still NO bingos!
I “want” that Early Bloomer! The colors are part of my fave palette. Congrats on the BINGOs! and thanks for the book recommends, especially : When They Call You A Terrorist. Adding to my list!
What beautiful colorwork! The book about the American Indian Stories intrigues me. Thank you for providing the link-up party.