A brief dip into autumnal temperatures were enough to spur me on to pick up my Evening Dew Cardigan and a bit of knitting over the weekend while watching The Peanut Butter Falcon and an episode or two of Silent Witness and I find myself less than one repeat away from the bottom ribbing! I am stunned that it still looks (and feels) like I have barely used any of the Briar Rose Fibers Angel Face! (sadly, this yarn is now discontinued, I think Sea Pearl would work well in this sweater, especially with a strand of mohair!)
I am also ready to start arm decreases on the vest for Winston! But, I am a bit concerned about the size so I am waiting for my daughter to give me a measurement before going further…knitting holding pattern FTW. lol
Fortunately, my reading has not been in a holding pattern at all! This is the week that I achieved a coverall on my first SAH Bingo Card! I listened to a version of The Hobbit earlier this summer, and it was good, but nothing compares to reading Bilbo’s tale. I had previously read the book the summer I was 12 years old… and I fell in love with dear Bilbo and Gandalf. Imagine my delight in discovering that 47 years later The Hobbit was still just as magical!
My 25 books from card one:
- Collection of Poetry: Columbarium
- Originally published in the 20th century: The Hobbit
- Recommended by a friend: 10 Thousand Doors of January
- Borrowed: Shadow Pass
- Set in the state where you live: An American Childhood
- Bird or animal on the cover: Late Migrations
- About religion: Entering the Passion of Jesus
- Classic: The Mill on the Floss
- Collection of essays: New Poets of Native Nations (okay, loosely essays, but absolutely a collection!)
- Best-seller: Say Nothing
- By a new-to-you author: The Unquiet Dead
- Debut: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
- Any book (free square): The Spendid and the Vile
- Set in a place you’d like to vacation: Mourning in Malmö
- Number in the title: Victim 2117
- Translation: Smilla’s Sense of Snow
- Originally published in the 19th century: Leaves of Grass
- Comfort Read: Tartine Bread (literally, a comfort food read!)
- Retelling: The Crane Wife
- Memoir or autobiography: Dept. of Speculation (again, loosely, but a memoir was how this read for me)
- Audiobook with multiple narrators: The Hobbit, presented by BBC Radio
- Sub-title on the cover: Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspence
- Recommended on a podcast: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
- Chosen by a celebrity bookclub (at any time): American Dirt
- About a person with a disability: Hot Milk (The main character did not have a disability, but her mother did)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a book I could not stop listening to. What astounded me most was how this book written a lifetime ago, was unbelievably relevant today… scarily so. That made me so sad, that nothing has changed. Ellison writes a compelling story that seems so realistic. I highly recommend this audio version, the narrator – Joe Morton – was fantastic. I highly recommend this book!
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious-and Perplexing-City by David Lebovitz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In “Pandemic Times” and no traveling, pick up this book an take a journey to Paris. Lebovitz’s Parisian escapades are a balm to a shelter-in-place spirit. From learning French, to visiting a doctor, to discovering the local flavors… it gives the reader a feeling of being there, in the best way!
And with the above two finishes, I am left with just two books to complete my second coverall! Those books? Wind in the Willows, which I am reading at night and am about half way through and Stuart Little, which I should be finished with later today! That will put me at 50 books read since Book Bingo started way back in April!
How about you? Is your project in a holding pattern? Is your reading exceedingly good? What are you excited about for the fall to bring?
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My knitting has been on hold this week! I’m on the belt for my spark cardigan and it’s so boring. So, so boring.
That Evening Dew cardigan looks delicious. I can’t wait to see more!
Congrats on the first cover all! You’ve got some sweet titles set up to finish the second card – enjoy! And I’m intrigued about the Sweet Life in Paris – that ALSO looks delicious 😀
Congratulations on SO MANY books!! What an accomplishment. Evening Dew looks beautiful Kat – so soft looking. I’m impressed with all you get done!
Your Evening Dew has a lovely autumnal glow, and your reading is so plentiful and varied! My reading was exceptionally good because it included Hamnet, most likely the best book I’ll read this year. And I’m excited for fall to bring some real fall weather. Temps are a bit cooler, but the humidity is still too sticky for me.
Go you on the bingo cover all! And your cardigan is a beautiful color.
you’re knitting with heavenly clouds. I love the texture and the color immensely!!
I really appreciate your BINGO list, Kat! How was Mourning in Malmo? (I hope I didn’t miss that in a prev post…) I was there two years ago and am pining for it now…Do you highly recommend it? I feel like I have so much on my list that I need to stick with those high stars for now 🙂
That looks like autumn knitting for sure. What beautiful colors. Are both those yarns of mohair fiber? I hesitate to try it but I bet I am still remembering the mohair of old. I’m anxious to look more closely at your reading list. Wow – so many books.
Lovely golden knitting! Perfect for fall!
I have one book left to read to complete my second cover-all — this has really been an excellent summer for reading, and I love how all of us doing bingo has really helped one another because we share so many excellent recommendations!
I am really excited to see your finished Evening Dew Cardigan. If the teasers are any indication, it’s going to be a stunner!
Good job on your reading! I also read 50 books since April 1st (even more now) and got 2 coveralls. I have never read so much! It’s how I get through what’s happening. Knitting is also a nice distraction, and a productive one. I LOVE the color of your cardigan!
oh Kat, that sweater is gorgeous! and WOOHOO!!! on the Bingos! I read Invisible Man a few years back and had exactly the same thought (it was also cool to have Sara’s annotated copy from high school).
Wow that cardigan looks amazing. It is going to look wonderful when it is finished. I can’t believe how many books you have read. I don’t think I have ever listened to the BBC recording of the Hobbit, I remember hearing the Lord of the Rings as a child it was wonderful.