The blocking is finished, although I was quite unsure about exactly how to block Reagan. In the end, I just blocked the lace, leaving the sleeves, back, and neck unblocked. I used blocking wires and t-pins and I think that worked. I love how incredibly soft the Einband gets when you soak it – the yarn also blooms a bit. However, taking photos in a sweater in the sun in 90+ degree temps… oh boy. It is indeed warm! Despite the heat I love the sweater and it will be the perfect layer for fall and winter.
As you can see above, I have the body finished on Early Bloomer and have started on the sleeves. My plan is to divide the yarn I have left and knit until I am out. I think I can manage to get an elbow length sleeve. And, the fit is MUCH better with the modifications I did on the re-knit (you can see the mods here.) I don’t know if I will have it done to take with me, but at least it will get some wear this fall, and it is off the “mend” pile!
One of my tasks for today is figure out some “travel knitting” for my Michigan trip. I know I won’t knit much once I am there, but I have a lay-over in O’Hare both going and coming home. I think the smartest (and lightest) thing for me to take would to pull out my Tegna and perhaps I can get the body completed!
AND!!! Sherman’s surgery was successful and here he is sans histiocytoma… albeit a little groggy from the anesthesia but home and so happy! He had a great night and is thrilled to be back to normal today – normal as in he can eat again, because he hates to miss a meal! Ha!
Now, how about the reading this week?
The reading was varied this week, with the bad seemingly outweighing the good… but the good was just so incredible!
The first Bess Crawford Mystery – A Duty to the Dead. I just could not get into this book at all and I tried over the course of several days… and eventually, I gave up – life is too short to struggle with a book when there are so many other choices!
Second dud of the week – Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling. I only got a few chapters into this one and stopped. How this is rated so highly on Goodreads is beyond me – I do not recommend this book at all.
I finished Everything I Never Told You and I really wanted to like this one, and perhaps my rating is because I only read it at night before falling asleep,. However, this one fell flat for me. I never really got into the story at all and while I did finish it, it only got 2-stars.
I heard about On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century on TRMS last week and was surprised that it was available at the library. It is a short read but full of eye-opening and thought-provoking things. 3-stars.
I read my first Max Porter book – Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Oh.my.gosh! I loved every word of this powerful little book. And, can I just say that Crow should be part of everyone’s grief process!! 5-stars and I highly recommend!
I also listened to some very interesting things this week that were not books! First up, did you know that you can listen to the entire whistle-blower complaint here? You should! It is not long – I listened to it while on a walk.
Next, if you have not listened to any of the 1619 Project podcast go now and do so! It is eye-opening and moving and there are just four episodes.
Finally….have you heard about Bonny, Kym, and Carole’s new book club? The first book looks like an excellent choice! I picked up my copy from my library yesterday. I’d love for all of you to join us!
That is all I have to share today, as always if you wrote a post to share please leave your link below and thank you!
Oh… and what are you making or re-making today?
What a lovely sweater, Kat!!! You’re going to just love wearing that . . . once it cools down a bit. (And you are a champ for even putting it on for a photo shoot in this heat.) The colors on your Early Bloomer are so cheerful. It’s going to be a perfect fall sweater. 🙂
(And YAY for a happy, healthy Sherman!)
Reagan looks marvelous — you are a real sport for modeling in this heat! It’ll be a fantastic layering piece once it does finally cool off. Early Bloomer is looking great, too. Just love those bright pops of color. Happy to hear that Sherman is good and back to normal!
I love your Reagan video! The sweater looks great and you look great in it. Thanks for modeling in the heat! Just one more day and we’ll hopefully be enjoying fall temps. Hooray for Sherman’s surgery success along with a successful re-knit of Early Bloomer!
Reagan is LOVELY!!! We are decidedly cooler today, and I imagine it will eventually blow your way. Now, if only the rain would stop (but it’s a lot better than snow).
Loved the video of you modeling 🙂 You are adorable! Glad Mr. S is doing well after his surgery. I am hoping to finish something this week maybe a shawl and a book?!
I love Reagan, the photos and the video. Thanks for modeling. You are styling in that sweater. The other one – with the colors is so pretty. I am happy that Sherman is doing well. Have great fun traveling this weekend. Best of luck with those airline connections.
Congrats on the sweater wins ; love the video and the photos. Yeah, way to hot to be modeling sweaters. Glad Sherman is on the mend and getting back to normal.
I totally agree that one should never feel compelled to finish a book…even if it’s required reading, tho’ that does present a quagmire, I suspect …
When is your trip?
Love your video! 🙂
Everything I Never Told You was a so-so from me, too.
I love that sweater! And the video clip of you is adorable! I’m enjoying the 1619 podcast and I’m glad Sherman is recovering.