It seems that in all things, I have this idea that whatever it is I am making will go quicker than it does in actuality.
However, at long last, I have a finished Ranunculus! It needs a nice wash, but I should be wearing it before the week is out! AND!! Just in time because the 90 degree temps have arrived in Pittsburgh this week! And it will be the perfect sitooterie sweater! Yes, thanks to Scott Simon, I learned a new word this week and I am wanting to use it all the time! I mean shouldn’t we all have a sitooterie of our own?
No, I have not started the TTL MKAL… yet. I did wind one skein of yarn, but have yet to cast on.
And no, I have not finished Larissa Brown’s Lunar Phases shawl either. Sigh…
However, I can’t stop thinking about this, or this, or this, or this!
Do you see a pattern here? Yeah, me too… I can’t settle myself on one project. Perhaps I need to change it up and do some sewing to cleanse my palette! Ha!
Summer reading continues to be awesome though.
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This story pulled me in from the first paragraph and it took me on a journey full of unexpected things. I expected something different, but I was far from disappointed! What a beautifully written and engaging story. I know nothing about this area of Russia and I was fascinated with the people and the story. I highly recommend this book!
I also finished Mourning in Malmö late last night and I have yet to write my review. But with that finish, I have another bingo!!
As you can see, I have a plan for where I am going and I have some ideas for “set in the state where you live” but I am on waitlists for several books that will fit this category at the library… and first up will fill the square!What about you? How is your reading moving you this week?
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I LOVE your Ranunculus! It looks so lovely and I can’t wait until you get to wear it. And I love all of the patterns you linked to – there’s so much to make in the world!
And I’m so impressed by all of your Bingos – that’s amazing!!
Thanks for the linkup 🙂
Gorgeous Ranunculus! I love reading challenges too. Nothing like filling in those BINGO squares! I hope you enjoy Mill on the Floss. I really enjoyed it, twenty years ago when I last read it. I am slowly rereading all the classics I read long ago.
Ranunculus is beautiful! I think you chose the perfect yarn and color, and after that lovely finish you have so many other options to choose from for your next cast-on(s). Congratulations on the bingo and I’m interested to see what you read for your state square. I can’t think of a PA book!
oh my gosh! I love your sweater 🙂 I need to knit this pattern, I have a friend who has knit this twice and both versions are pretty. Well done!
I have to admit the the pattern never excited me much — but I LOVE your version! Seeing the stitch definition really changes it! I think that you’ll be able to wear it without risk of heatstroke this weekend.
Ranunculus is wonderful Kat! And gosh!! You are so close to a coverall and it’s not even the middle of June yet. Sitooterie is a new word for me too and I love it!
I have just informed my family that the pergola has a new name: SITOOTERIE!! How freaking amazing is that?
Ranunculus is lovely! If I liked knitting sweaters in the round, I’d be tempted by all of those choices, too!!
Disappearing Earth sounds very interesting… I’ve Wish Listed it for now. Congrats on your BINGOs! I haven’t even looked at my card in weeks.
Love the sweater and all the Heidi K designs! I’ve had my eye on Sunshine Coast for a while. And in the spirit of sitooterie my deck now has a new name as well!
Such a lovely summer sweater, Kat! Just perfect for wearing in a sitooterie! 🙂 It does look like you’ve got summer knit “tees” on your mind. Can’t wait to see which one you select!
(I loved Disappearing Earth.) XO
Love how Ranunculus turned out for you. I am sure you will get lots of wear in/on your sitooterie.
I am a knitter that always thinks I can knit a project like a snap of my fingers…yeah, I always prove myself so very wrong.LOL.Thanks for the book update.
The Ranunculus sweater is so pretty. Disappearing Earth sounds intriguing. I know nothing about that part of the world either. Your completed reading list is impressive. Thanks for hosting the link up.
Your sweater is sooo lovely but the idea of a sweater these days, especially with no A/C at home makes me even hotter! I am, as always, impressed very much by your reading choices and bingos. Pray tell, what do the colors stand for? Did I miss something? Sitooterie…interesting. Very.