Swatching for something new for Winston has begun. ML Egan kindly asked me to test knit Avery, a vest that she published 10 years ago! I will be knitting two of them… one at a fingering weight, and one with DK yarn. A vest should go quickly, as long as I can get gauge! (FYI… I am no longer linking to Ravelry for any patterns I mention here. I will give you the pattern name and if you use Ravelry, you can search it yourself. I will continue to do this until Ravelry is accessible to everyone.)
Yesterday I finished weaving in all these ends of my little Leland and it then got a nice spa treatment. Today I will pick some buttons to stitch in place and then it is off to Michigan! I can’t wait to see Winston modeling it! He is growing like a weed and, I predict, will be wearing this sweater soon!
I also have re-ignited my love for Ranunculus… I am almost done with the body and will soon be on the last sleeve and wearing it shortly! It will be perfect for these waning summer into early fall days. The mornings have had a delicious cool feeling to them, making a sweater the perfect garden/dog walk companion. One thing I did very well in this Ranunculus version… no ends to weave in! Yes, you read that right! Kestrel is a knitted tube, so I have been able to make the most ingenious Russian join, leaving me with no ends to deal with. I am kicking myself that I did not do that on my first one!
This week I read two of the most diametrically opposed books ever, lol! But both were so good! So. Good!
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Come and listen to the life of Henry Shackleford. James McBride makes you stop and think… and to question what you believe. I agree with others who said that parts of this book dragged a bit, but the ending… oh my. It is spectacular! I highly recommend this book!
The Innocent by Ian McEwan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The curious mind of Ian McEwan never fails to amaze. This book though… I did not see so much coming! Wow! And the irony of the title was not lost on me! If you are looking for a quick read with lots of unexpected twists and turns… read this book! I have not stopped thinking about it and would love to read this book with a book club!
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I can’t wait to see the vests you’re working on! Winston is so cute — oh my goodness!
Thank you for the book recommendations. I haven’t read a lot of Ian McEwan and nothing by James McBride. Sigh – so much to get to you!
What a cutie Winston is! And it does look to me as though he is growing fast (look at how long his toes are!!). Can’t wait for a picture of him in the sweater. And…curious to see the vests too. I’ve heard/read so many mixed reviews on The Good Lord Bird – glad you enjoyed!
What a cutie that Winston, I just want to hold him!
I just picked up ‘The Good Lord Bird” and thus far James McBride is not disappointing!
Love his writing style.
Looking forward to seeing more baby knits for beautiful Winston.
The innocent sounds perfect…..I’m needing a bookclub book. It’s going to be my next download. Thanks.
What a cute cute little guy!!!!
That little man is too cute — I can’t wait to see him in his new sweater!
Both books are now on my TBR list for after I fill my bingo card.
he is a beautiful baby!! Can’t wait to see the sweater on him 🙂 I am in shawl knitting heaven and I guess I’m staying there for a while.
Gorgeous happy baby! I hope the sweater fits. I love Ian McEwan but I haven’t read that book, I will be looking out for that when I next visit the library which is now open again – yippee!
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’ll also have another grandchild soon — like SO SOON! Crazy.
Interested in ML Egan’s vests! I love wearing vests, so will have to check them out.
That little Winston is such a sweetheart! (It’s amazing how quickly he’s growing!!!) The colors in the little stripe-y sweater are so cute. A really great combination, Kat!
oh that little guy is gonna be so handsome in all his hand knits! and what a great finish you’re making for summer reading – wow!
I always love your book recommendations!
That sure is a cute baby! He looks like his grandma; can’t wait to see him in his new sweater! For some strange reason, inLinkz wouldn’t take my linkup…
Can’t wait to see Winston in his model shot! I’ve got both your suggestions on my TBR!
What a darling little guy. He is going to look so handsome in his new sweater. They do grow quickly. I also noticed that my link didn’t take. Not sure what happened. Enjoy knitting for that little grandson. If we can’t visit them in person, we can still knit for them!! And thank goodness for FaceTime.