Hello Unravelers! I am back from my whirlwind trip to Michigan – the weather was practically perfect. Although there was a bit of rain on Saturday afternoon, but that did not hinder any plans we had! More about my weekend on Friday!
It felt like I did not knit at all while I was gone but somehow, I managed to knit the final inches needed to divide Tegna (must have been that Packer knitting I did on Sunday! LOL)!! I decided that dividing front and back while on a flight might not be the smartest move ever, so I waited. And then yesterday I attacked the mountain of dirty laundry but today my list is short, and I am eager to get this sweater done, so that dividing to begin shortly!
I finished Early Bloomer again. I need to give it a soak, block, and weave in ends – but this will get some good rotation this fall!
The Reindeer Parts were greatly appreciated… stay tuned for the “complete ensemble” for Halloween! We ate dinner outside on Friday, which was perfect because Genevieve spent a good bit of time practicing her Deer Prancing!
The week did bring a good number of book finishes:
I brought Red at the Bone with me and I devoured it on the way to Traverse City. I loved it! It is brilliantly written, and I highly recommend this short but sweet novel – 5-stars.
Next in the “devoured” category – I finished my second Max Porter book: Lanny. I listened to this one and I enjoyed it very much – however, I did not think it was quite as good as Grief is a thing with feathers. It is short, but brilliant – I think Kym’s review mentions Lincoln on the Bardo and I agree with her that there are some similarities between the two books! 4-stars and if you have not read any Max Porter – fix that…. IMMEDIATELY!
I also listened to Leaving the Atocha Station. The writing was good, but I so despised the main character – Adam – that I just could not get past that. He is truly as self-centered, highly medicated ass. This only got 2-stars from me.
Finally, I finished Searching for Sunday and I really debated how to rate this book. I did not like it yet; I was not sure how to rate this book given that the author is deceased. In the end, I just determined that I will give it the one-star I felt it deserved. I found the book trite and very clichéd – over and over and over again.
Now, I am focused solely on finishing the first Read With Us book and eager to do so!
What are you reading this week?
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Miss G is adorable!! I love her end of patience look – It’s a look I sport as well. Finished Just Mercy on Monday and it’s still with me.
I’m glad to hear your MI visit was great! Early Bloomer looks even more beautiful the second time and I hope to see a modeled shot someday. As the world’s cutest reindeer, Genevieve can’t be expected to be too patient with her adoring fans! I do love her waning patience photo and am really looking forward to seeing the complete ensemble!
I had to quit Searching for Sunday, I found it too trite as well. Am almost done with Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, love this book. I tried listening to it first on Audible, but just couldn’t get into it, reading it through slowly and giving it time to percolate…great book! Also, reading The Big Alone, and I’m not finding that it meets the great reviews. Am waiting to get Just Mercy from the library, hopefully soon!
Miss G is too cute and understand how picture taking can wear on one’s patience.
Glad to hear you had wonderful trip, nothing better than the Mid-West in the fall!!
We are expecting several inches of snow tonight and tomorrow…oh Colorado!
An uncooperative Genevieve makes for adorable pictures!!! Love the little peek at the leggings. (And the headband!) It’s hard to believe you’ve already been to Michigan and back! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures. 🙂 And I’m so glad you’re reading Just Mercy with us!
Genevieve makes a darling reindeer. I love her expressions – cooperative or not. Sometimes I’d like to sport those uncooperative expressions. My book group read Just Mercy last year. What a powerful story. As always your knitting is beautiful.
Welcome back – I’m so glad you had a good visit! Genevieve is as adorable as ever and boy do I hear you on the difficulty of getting photos. I loved Red at the Bone, too, and I’m glad you are reading Just Mercy.
Even at her most uncooperative, Genevieve is adorable! Can’t wait to see the whole ensemble on her!
I am focused on reading Just Mercy at the moment (I’m a little past a third of the way through, I think) and listening to the fourth Gamache. Looks like I’ll be getting Nickel Boys from the library soon, too!
Genevieve is adorable! 😀
The reindeer headband is so cute I am sure the entire costume is adorable. I am reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. So far it is so good! You sound like you did a lot of good reading.
Genevieve is too cute …and oh, do I see some Grandma Kat in her…hurry Halloween so we can see the full costume.
Welcome home and looking forward to seeing the finished knit pieces.
Genevieve may be uncooperative, but she sure is cute! I am reading Lost City of the Monkey God and don’t regret being only an arm-chair explorer. That group had quite an adventure with lasting consequences.
Oh my gosh, isn’t she a cutie!! Junah is uncooperative about most photo ops these days… I think it’s a stage they all go through!