The weather has been simply divine! I have been doing a bit of outdoor knitting and I am *this*close* to finishing my mystery shawl! I really can’t wait to see what blocking does to the sections of lace! It might be one of the favorite pieces I have knit in a while! I don’t know if I will have enough of the brown/grey yarn to do the edging that Kirsten did, but Carole made an excellent suggestion! If I don’t, I will try that…stay tuned!
Thanks to all of you, I have a nice list of little boy sweaters! To start, I am tossing the stash to see what I can put together to knit a Leland for “little” Win!
I also can’t get another Ranunculus out of my brain. It is the best summer sweater, ever! I am thinking that another one will be on my needles soon. (Then it will be back to all things woolen, I promise! 😆 )
The reading this week has been mixed. I really tried to join in with the Read With Us selection, but I just could not. I tried to read Wild Game, but this is not not a book that is for me.
I am still circling around that cover all on my first bingo card while filling in a square on my second card with one excellent finish this week!
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book and for me, Louise hit it out of the park. The story is compelling, the characters are endearing, and I loved how expertly Erdrich weaves this beautiful story. I had originally given this book 4-stars, but I changed it to 5-stars… it is worthy of a 5-star rating! I highly recommend!
That’s all I have for today, I am going to try and actually be back on Friday…including hitting the “publish” button!
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I really, really love your shawl. I can’t wait to see it in its glory!!
And I’m looking forward to The Night Watchman. I started The Round House on Monday night. I haven’t made much progress, but I’m hoping to hit my stride soon.
Happy reading and knitting!
I, too, cannot wait to see your finished shawl Kat. It looks beautiful in all the sneak peeks we have had. Leland looks like it will be a fun little sweater to knit – and a great way to use up odds and ends in your stash. I’ve sure been enjoying the weather this week – the mornings in particular are just wonderful!
I’m really excited to see your finished shawl as well! I do love the colors you chose, probably because they’re so different from what I used.
Leland is adorable — nothing cuter than a baby in an “old man-style” sweater!
I’m joining everyone else in the excitement to see your Mystery Shawl. Will you have enough yarn? What will you use for the bind off? How will the lace look when blocked? The excitement mounts!
I’m in the middle of The Night Watchman and also loving it!
lovely knitting!! My friend made the R sweater and I was loving her version. Maybe just maybe I need it in my life! Right now I’m swimming in shawl knitting.
Ann Patchett recommended The Night Watchman the other day – adding it to my list
I am loving American Childhood! Thanks for reminding me of a great book that has lingered on my shelf for too many years. I think my mom (who died in 2000) gave it to me as a Christmas gift when it first came out in 1989…she knew I’d love it, growing up in Pittsburgh (although wishing I was really a downtown Pittsburgher and not a south hills suburbaner!!!)
Looking forward to seeing your shawl too! I ordered two skeins this morning…I don’t think I have enough to finish clue 5 and my skeins were about 420 yards I think! Now holding off so I can switch off row to row. Whateverrrrr…I can pick up the Nightshift and make a little progress there. I recommended American Childhood to a friend from Pittsburgh the other day! (Thank-you!)
Louise Erdrich is always a good choice. Your shawl is beautiful. I look forward to seeing it blocked. Wow. And that little sweater looks darling. It should be fun to choose the colors and yarn.
I always enjoy Louise Erdrich! Sorry to hear that Wild Game wasn’t something you liked, I found it fascinating. I’m almost hoping you run out of yarn so you can do what I suggested!
I have heard of Louise Erdich but have never read any of her books, The Night Watchman sounds like an interesting read.
I do hope you have enough yarn for your shawl…….which is looking wonderful
ooohhh, I hope we see that shawl soon … such mixed reviews about this year’s pattern and seeing yours and how much you’re loving it makes me happy!
I am looking forward to seeing out your shawl turns out. You Mystery KAL knitters are so brave.
We’ve had some mild weather this week here in Wisconsin, too. It is heavenly!