My January is off to a roaring start! I have finished my Felix Cardigan – well, it is finished with the exception of weaving the ends in and sewing on buttons! I hope to get to JoAnn’s this weekend to see what they might have that could work with it! I really love how a sewn tubular bind off looks and I will be using that technique again!

I knit to the body an inch longer than the designer suggested.

The bind off is just so incredible!

I also cast on and finished Leni, which I knit for my daughter for her birthday! It needs a bit of a soak and then can be wrapped to send off to her! I love the fit and will be making another of these!

I love how this turned out with speckled yarn and a strand of mohair!

Now I am back patiently working on my Evening Dew Cardigan – slowly but surely!

I also started my “month of sewing” and I am 2 sleeves, pockets, and a hem short of a finish on my flannel Esme Tunic. Sadly, I failed greatly on trying to figure out how to match the plaids… sigh. I have a bit more sewing to get to this month, and a bit more practice matching plaids, so stay tuned!

My reading also started of gang busters with some winners and one that did not quite win for me.

I really wanted to love The Starless Sea – sadly, loving it was just not in the cards for me. I felt much as Mary did about the second half of the book. 2-stars and read at your own risk!

What is not to love about RBG? Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law will show you there is lots to love about her! The conversations are intelligent, reaffirming, and at times poignant! PLUS!! I discovered Jeffrey Rosen’s We The People podcast! 5-stars and I highly recommend! (Also, if you listen to the audio version – there are out-takes at the end with RBG!)

The Whisper Man is a thriller and it does keep you engaged. I devoured it in a few short hours, and not much else was accomplished because I could not put it down! 4-stars and I recommend.

That’s all I have for today but what are you excited about making or reading in the New Year?

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