My “regularly scheduled knitting” has been preempted by some fast and furious gift knitting. That’s right, I have been doing some very “not me” knitting for my girls who love to get knitted gifts, yet often complain about woolen scratchiness. Nothing scratchy about these cowls – no sir! They are soft and cozy (although I am not sure how warm they will be….) Anyways, this is one super-fast knit! One done, and the second well underway! I had hoped to get more done yesterday, but we were pleasantly busy at the polls! My plans for today include an afternoon curled up on the sofa knitting! And, I expect to be back to the Morning Dew Cardigan later this week!
My reading was supercharged this week:
I finished Inland and while this was slow going to start, it finished wonderfully! The characters are well developed, the story full of just the right amount of whimsy, and the ending… oh my. It was really wonderful. 4-stars – this is a “western” that does not feel entirely like a western.
I also finished I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a White Made for Whiteness – this was a short but powerful novel. “This is partly what makes the fragility of whiteness so damned dangerous. It ignores the personhood of people of color, and instead makes the feelings of whiteness the most important thing.” In a year of trying to read books that open my eyes, change my viewpoint, and disassemble my white fragility – this book was like a Psalm – well-written, powerful, and so thought-provoking. 4-stars and I highly recommend.
Finally, I finished Book 6 in the Sandhamn Murders – In Harm’s Way. These are truly the most enjoyable little mysteries – and Sten leaves the door open for some new interesting character lines. 4-stars.
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I just got a Joann’s coupon and think I might be stopping for some of this fun yarn. It would make a lovely gift.
Those cowls look so soft and cozy! Love the colors you have chosen as well. I’m still knitting socks and still in a bit of a reading slump!
I think a knitting diversion is totally warranted when it goes that quickly! I’m happy to hear that the polls were busy yesterday. We voted at about 7:40 yesterday and were number 24 and 25, which is not bad considering it was not a major election.
I’m supposed to get Inland from the library “soon”; I’m currently number 7 in line. I’m glad to hear it’s a good read so it will be worth it when my wait is up!
Your velvety cowls are so tempting! This is the time of year when my gift-knitting imagination runs wild (I knit so much more in my mind than I accomplish in reality!) but I just may have to make a couple of those!
Very tempting for my nieces!
Ok–what yarn and what pattern? 😉
I’ve queued up Still Waters as my next non-book group read!
Hooray for a diversion of gift knitting. Pretty colors too. Inland intrigues me. I’ll have to put it on my library list. Thanks for hosting the meet-up today.
Those cowls look soft and lovely! Hooray for good books, too!
I’m so glad you were busy at the polls yesterday. I’m convinced voter turnout is the real key to change in 2020. I just got a good JoAnns coupon … there is for sure velvet yarn in my near future!
Love that cowl…pattern? yarn? Thanks for working the polls… we didn’t have any voting here in DC …
Ready for the arctic blast?
Those cowls do look cozy! I hope your girls love them 🙂
Your reading sounds fascinating. I’ve been interested in the Austin Channing Brown for a while; it seems like everyone who has read it has found it to be powerful!
I love the Cowl! What pattern and yarn??? Thanks.
Any tricks for the yarn so that it doesn’t worm? My scarf (same Woolflower pattern) looks like a wormy stringy mess. Any help would be appreciated
Oooh, I just want to squish that yarn!!