Greetings Unravelers and Happy Wednesday!
I finished my Baby Velvet knitting binge with a bang – one final pint-sized cowl so Vivi can match her mom! (I think it might be a little big, but it will absolutely work!) Details for my modifications are here.
I got to the next part of the Evening Dew Cardigan! Yes, I have picked out the provisional cast on (which can I just say is not for the faint of heart when using mohair/silk laceweight yarn!) and have begun the front shoulder portion of the sweater! Woooo! Yes, it is minute progress… but progress!
I also am tossing the stash to cast on an Oh Gnome, You Didn’t and I am hoping I have some orange yarn somewhere…
Now, how about a wee reading update:
Finish Number One… Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Oh my, this is a lovely book. The writing is wonderful and the stories of the people living in Holt, Colorado draw you in. I listened to the audio version and I so enjoyed it. The narrator was very good, and I loved this book almost as much as Our Souls at Night. I recommend this 4-star book!
Next, I finished How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Another audio book, this one read by Kendi, was the perfect follow up to Just Mercy. Kendi invites you gently in and helps you unpack your thoughts, beliefs, and ideas – gently, directly – beautifully! He does not condemn the listener, he inspires you to be better, to change in positive ways, and to be a more active antiracist. 5-stars for this must-read book!
That is all I have for this week. What about you? Have you had any making successes this week?
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Aww, that mini-Genevieve cowl is adorable and I hope we get to see a mother-daughter photo once they are gifted. Every bit of progress on your Evening Dew is so worthwhile because it’s so beautiful. I agree with your thoughts on Plainsong and can highly recommend Eventide and Benediction. And thanks so much for the Kendi recommendation. It sounds perfect and just what I need to read after Just Mercy. I might even be able to get it today!
Lovely knitting, Kat. And that little mini-cowl for Genevieve is so perfect! 🙂 Kent Haruf writes beautiful books! I have read Plainsong, Eventide, and Benediction multiple times (which doesn’t happen to me with very many books). I highly recommend them — plus Our Souls at Night, which isn’t really part of his trilogy, but fits right in. XO
Oh I loved Plainsong and Eventide and did not know about Benediction (off to find it). Our Souls at Night is good too. Love the little mini cowl – PERFECT!!
That Evening Dew yarn is so lovely. And I have been eyeing those gnomes too
Genevieve is going to be adorable in her matching cowl! If it’s too big, that’s no problem — she’ll grow into it!
I am sooo tempted by the gnomes!
You are going to love Eventide and Benediction. I held out on Benediction for whatever reason (maybe because everything isn’t always flowery and beautiful in Holt) but I think it may have been my favorite. Love that mini-cowl! I’m on glove two of a pair of fingerless mitts for Dan’s new boss who has been just terrific to him. (A mom move for sure!)
How cute is the gnome! And Vivi’s cowl – what fun to have “just like mom’s.” Thanks for the add’l titles to read as follow up to Just Mercy!
The colors in that cardigan (I assume that is the Evening Dew) are scrumptious together, a perfect fall combination. As always your books inspire me.
Genevieve is going to love her matching cowl! Great knitting update, too.
Lovely finishes and updates, Kat. I can’t wait for the modeled FO shots of the mother/daughter cowls (and can I even hope one part might be a reindeer?)
I am holding strong on NOT giving in to another Advent project (because mine is still half done from last year) and also holding strong not to commit to a silk/mohair sweater … because did you see this? https://www.instagram.com/p/B4xutgKlmmL/ give me strength!
can’t wait to see your gnome! I keep thinking that it would be fun to knit but I have other things in my queue. Love the idea of mother/daughter cowls, you are sweet to make them!!