This week, knitting for Olivia has consumed me! I working on the sweetest little layette set that I hope to have winging its way to her in CA soon! The evolution of my knitting has astounded me though… especially in this iteration of the timeless BSJ. I must have been channeling EZ because I thought about how the applied I-cord would flow into the other areas (even thought they are all knit separately!) So I had little clusters of 3 stitches on pins waiting to be joined. And I have to say… I LOVE how this one turned out! And that perfection was just calling for a pair of Saartje’s Booties and an Easy Peasy Newborn Hat! (and I hope have leftover yarn to make an acorn or two!) I just have some fiddly bits on the second bootie to finish up and sew on some buttons… oh and finish the hat! But I think the hat should be done today as I don’t have lots on my plate!
The reading has absolutely slowed down a bit… not sure what’s up with that, but I only have one finish this week.
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What an interesting way to tell a story! Do memories have a taste? Do they smell? It was something I thought about as this story unfolded…and are those memories the door to pain and heartache? I loved the little “intermezzo” chapters where you got to know Leila’s friends more closely. And the ending… yes! It was exactly what I did not know I was hoping for. The only thing from keeping this book from a 5-star rating… at times the chapters dragged on a bit. However, I do highly recommend this beautiful story!
And, what about you? What is occupying your making and reading hours this week?
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That set for Olivia is just beautiful!! I’m impressed with your booties. I tried to make the same pair for my oldest before he was born and they… didn’t turn out like that! Those are gorgeous!
My reading also slowed down this week. But I’m glad you found a book that you enjoyed so much!!
Olivia’s BSJ is perfect! I love the color, how it looks when knit, and your genius of the applied i-cord. Bravo! The only thing that could make this set better is if Olivia was wearing it, and I hope we get to see a photo soon.
Such a sweet baby set, Kat. I love the soft pink! It reminds of strawberry ice cream . . .
gorgeous sweater and booties!!!! Love that color of yarn too 🙂 She will be beautiful in it.
The BSJ is a favourite, it always looks good, and yours is darling. The i-cord really takes it up a notch.
Oh that pink yarn is delightful! What a pretty little set you are making for Olivia. I can’t wait to see pictures of everything on her!!
I’m not sure you could have made a sweeter sweater (ooh, try saying that five times fast!), and it’s even more adorable with the matching booties and hat. Olivia is going to be too cute for words in this set!
Today I’m hoping to finish a hat and get some spinning done while I read.
Oh the magic of that i-cord. Beautiful Kat. I’ve been pushing that book off in my library queue…hoping to read it soon!
Oh my gosh, Kat, that layette is gorgeous!! I love the softness of the colors. Gorgeous.
That color is so peaceful and lovely, it’s a beautiful layette.
I love the baby set…it is too cute! and tempting; the booties are adorable. Your book sounds interesting and different…perhaps someday maybe…
ahhhh…. I think getting lost in the tiniest details of a perfect pink layette sounds lovely. and the pieces (even the ones with the fiddle-y bits still happening) are just as sweet as can be! and maybe a little something sweet is what your ears need, too – have you listened to Anne of Green Gables? or Charlotte’s Web?
That is one sweet layette you made there! I love the i-cord bindoff on a BSJ. It seems to give it just the right finish.
What a sweet little set for Olivia. That yarn is just perfect in the garter stitch. EZ would be proud.
Oh. My. Gosh. Let her stay tiny for as long as possible…and if she were my baby, I think she’d be wearing that every single day!! Lucky mama 🙂
What a darling sweater!!!!!
There were many TLA’s that threw me in this! Your knitting is gorgeous, I love the colour of the yarn. Baby knits are great for knitting up fast aren’t they. I am amazed that you can read more than one book in a week, I am lucky if I read one book a month!