I don’t know about you, but I have some serious Knitting-ADD going on right now. I can’t seem to focus on any one thing and keep at it until it is finished! I spent some time last week going through my stash and odds and ends to see what I could find to make a sweater for Winston. I settled on five colors from two Blue Ridge Yarns Footlight sets and some left over yarn from a previous project and printed off a copy of ML Egan’s Leland (sorry no links to Ravelry any more) and cast on Monday night! I think it will be the perfect wintry sweater and I am loving how these colors look together! Why did I suddenly have the urge to cast on? Well, my daughter sent this photo and it was the best reminder that I needed to get moving on a sweater for that sweet boy! My nana heart aches that I cannot hold him, but Vivi promised me she is holding him all.the.time! I think she is doing an excellent job!
I have not forgotten Ranunculus, but neither have I picked it up since Sunday…I am on sleeve island and almost done with the first sleeve and I really want to get it done but, yeah. That desire is not inspiring me to stay project-monogamous..at all, lol.
Fortunately, my reading has been much more focused! I do love audiobooks, but sometimes a book does not work in the audio form… Song Yet Sung was one of those books for me. But The Summer Book was PERFECT!! And I have been reminiscing about similar conversations I had with my nana and chuckling to myself. I had sooo many questions and so many crazy ideas but my nana was as lovely as Sophia’s grandmother! I am sure my nana spent lots of time wondering where the hell that conversation came from! Haha!
Song Yet Sung by James McBride
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sometimes listening to a book is not the way to read it. This was one of those times. I struggled to keep up with the cast of characters. I needed to have a book where I could flip back to remember. Still, the story is compelling… I recommend reading it versus listening to it!
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Gathering is peculiar, because you see nothing but what you’re looking for.
This book was wonderful. A friend stated that this book was one of the best reads of the pandemic and I wholeheartedly agree! This book is a conversation between a grandchild and her grandmother, and I loved every word! I saw conversations I had with my nana in these words. I laughed, I cried, and I did not want to leave Sophia’s island! I highly recommend!
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The picture of your grandchildren is making me super broody. If I get pregnant again, it’s because of this!! All of the TOES in that picture is all the excuse that I need!!
Your Leland sweater is so cute. You take the best pictures! And The Summer Book is going on the TBR – thank you!
That is a great picture of your grandchildren (and the toes!!). I loved The Summer Book and am struggling to get through Song Yet Sung (reading, not listening). Leland will be great – wonderful Fall colors!
That is an adorable picture and a great reminder of why you needed to cast on that sweater right now! I know you’re knitting lots of love into every stitch and I love how those colors look together.
P.S. I felt the same way about The Summer Book! Do you think your Nana and my G’ma are chuckling and wondering about their granddaughters together?
Oh, that photo is so precious! Tell Vivi that she is doing an excellent job of giving surrogate snuggles on your behalf.
I really enjoyed the audiobook of Song Yet Sung, but I think I probably would have enjoyed it even more had I read it with my eyes. I did lose track of some characters a couple of times and had to “rewind” once to get things straight. But I thought the narrator was really excellent.
What a sweet, SWEET photo, Kat! XO And I love the colors you’re using for the little sweater. It will be perfect.
Those Grandbabies are adorable! I would have such a hard time not being able to hold them…all.the.time! Damn, COVID!
I have to put Song Yet Sung my favorite book of all time. I read it while camping in the mountains and was so moved by the characters, writing and the story. I have heard that listening to the book is difficult to keep all the characters straight and it doesn’t have the same impact as reading the book.
that photo!!!!! OMG….I’d be knitting for those two sweeties, too!!!! Love the colours you have picked, and isn’t that just the bonus that it came from stash?!? I’ve been stash busting again this week, too!
Your grandkids are so cute! Even the same pj’s. Hope you get to hold the new baby.
beautiful grand photo!!! so blessed!
What darling grandchildren! I can imagine you wish with all your heart you could see those two. I am glad Vivi is doing such a good job holding Winston. These are the days when the miles seem very long. I miss my kids and grands so. I loved The Summer Book. Good tip on the other one. Sometimes the audio format just doesn’t work as well as the print version. Thanks for the link-up.
I love the colors you’ve chosen for the little sweater!
I have not quite got up to speed on what is going on on Ravelry, I don’t use it that much but from the snippets I have heard it sounds awful.
Your grandchildren are adorable as it is the colours your have chosen for the sweater.