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 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!
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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I love your cardigan and hat! And, as you know, was also disappointed in The Starless Sea. What a letdown!
Felix is GORGEOUS Kat! It just looks like a sweater you could live in forever. And the color is so great. Also love the hat. I need to check out that pattern. I tried reading The Starless Sea and just could not get into it at all. Happily I started Fever last night and am enjoying that!
okay, I do need to make this sweater at some point. I must do a deep stash dive and see what I have to knit with! Lovely sweater!!!!
I think you knit Felix in record time and it’s wonderful! I love how the yarn looks black/gray, but how all the colors reveal themselves in the sun. Your daughter will be so happy with her warm birthday hat! Thanks also for more books to add to my list; you are off to a great start in 2020!
Beautiful sweater! I hope to make the pullover version, if only I could finish a few things and free up some needles
The yarn for your Felix cardigan just sparkles! So nice, Kat! The hat looks great, too — and will be so welcomed by your daughter! (And, yeah. Starless Sea was a bit of a muddled mess. And with such a strong start, too. . . )
Your cardigan looks amazing! It must feel good to be a week into the new year and already have a brand-new sweater to wear!
I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy The Starless Sea. I realize that it’s really not for everyone, and I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those books people either love or hate.
You’re off to a bang up start! Congrats! Love the hat and sweater. Thnx always for your candid reviews on the books…
About plaids, stripes, anything with a definite line: you accommodate – make the match- by buying extra yardage. Perhaps a little costlier but in the long run, saves a ton of angst, wasted time, etc. Hope this helps.
I love that cardigan – go you on the finishing it up! I guess I’m all alone with my love for The Starless Sea. I saw the flaws but felt that it was beautiful despite them.
Your Felix is so lovely! I’ve been contemplating but have got a slog of a poncho to finish and started a shawl. Real problems huh? 🙂
Oh that cardigan … love the colors and yay you for the sewn tubular bindoff (isn’t it fun? and smart? 😉 Super impressed with your attempts to match patterns period. I’m sure you’re on a quick learning curve!
I am joining in on the praises for the Felix cardigan. That yarn looks so pretty in the sunshine. I love a yarn with a little subtle variation going on. I imagine you will enjoy wearing it. I looked at that hat pattern too. Nice to see it knit up. Interesting book reviews. I’ll leave The Starless Sea for now as other books clamor for reading attention.
Yea you on a finished cardigan. I’m contemplating the Leni hat. I have 2 yarns that I think might work-just need to swatch.