I must confess that I found this knit to be a real slog. It was slow going and tedious, unlike Screen Door which was so much fun and so easy! However, I am happy it is finished, and I even think it will get some use in the coming months.
I am still working away on my sweater puzzle… sorry, I don’t have pictures to share as yesterday was the greyest of days. There just was not enough light to get a good photo. However, I am further along than the last photos! I am well into the back section and still have not finished the first *partial* hank of yarn! This is a very rewarding knit – I love checking off each section and row as I complete them!
The reading this week has also been most rewarding!
I finished two books and *should* finish one more today!
Station Eleven – which is a curious novel set in North America following a flu pandemic that has killed almost the entire world population (how they know this is never explained.) Somehow there is no electricity or public utilities, but there are some settlements of people. The story revolves around an orchestra/theater troupe who is nomadic – traveling along the shores of Lake Michigan, of all places! At first, I had a hard time keeping track of things – as it jumped back in time frequently. I was tempted to stop reading the book until all of a sudden – I didn’t want to stop reading. It took the author some time – but about halfway though you begin to see where she is going and how things are connected. And the ending – wow! It leads me to think there will be another book… at least I hope so! 4-stars!
I also finished If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. This book had some very entertaining moments… but it also had some very disjointed moments. This was probably not a good book to read at the end of the day before I went to sleep. The opening sentences told me how I should read it and perhaps I should have heeded those instructions: “You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade.” I am going to heed Calvino’s advice and read this book again. 3-stars!
That is all I have for this week! What about you? What is rewarding in your life today?
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It may have been a slog, but the FO is a beauty!
I have looked at Station Eleven a couple of times and been intrigued, so I’m glad to know it’s a good read (and also, when I read it, that I should be prepared to be confused for a while and just go with it).
It may have been a slog, but I think your Golden Chardonnay is just beautiful! I love the yarn color and the openness of the knit. I’m also intrigued by Calvino’s reading “instructions”. I rarely do it, but I think it might be worthwhile for me to try his advice with any book I read!
I love your Golden Chardonnay also. Sorry it was a slog to knit, but it did turn out so well Kat. The Calvino book looks very interesting to me.
Slog or no, it turned out beautifully! I especially love the color. XO
gorgeous finish even though it was difficult to get through. I find rectangles to be that way for me as well (assuming it is a rectangle). However, I love to wear rectangles the best! So there is that payoff. I loved Station Eleven.
I agree with everyone – it may have been a slog but it’s really beautiful. I know what you mean about Station Eleven, it took me a while to get into it, too, but once I did – WOW.
Hooray for “slogs!” And thank you for persevering…the shawl is lovely!
Congrats on another week of “good reading!”
The shawl is so pretty. It would be nice to wear in the summer – open and airy. I enjoyed If On a Winter’s Night A Traveler but definitely had to be in the right frame of mind to read it. I finally quit trying to figure it out and just read it.
I read Station Eleven for a book group and ended up loving it.
The shawl is very pretty!