First, a bit of housekeeping for next week! There will be an Unraveled post, but it won’t be up super early. I will be working the polls next Tuesday and I am planning that it will be a LONG day. However, I do hope to have the post up by 9 AM EST. (and have you made your plan to vote?? lol)
This week’s making revolved around spinning and a wee bit of sewing preparation! The spinning though! Every week, Sarah posts the most gorgeous photos of fiber, spinning, and finished yarn… she is nothing but inspiring! So when HipStrings posted this on IG there was no way at all to not buy some! I have one braid spun up! (I am stressing a little about the plying… but I have lots of spinning to finish before I get to that!)
As for my sewing… I have taken some lovely black linen and a bit of left over blue linen and have all the parts cut out to begin sewing a bag from my Lotta Acquisition!
It was another slow week for my reading, but the book I finished was enjoyable.
This Is Happiness by Niall Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Everybody carries a world. But certain people change the air about them.
This book. Oh boy, where to begin. I have never been to Ireland, but this book took me on a journey! The writing is simply beautiful, I highlighted so many bits. This book was so full of yin and yang… happiness, tempered by sadness… new life, tempered by death… of life so lived it is epic!
The truth turns into a story when it grows old. We all become stories in the end. So, though the narrative was flawed, the sense was of a life so lived it was epic.
I highly recommend this book!
As always, if you wrote a post to share – leave your link below and thank you! I will be back next week! Have a lovely remainder of your week everyone!
Your spinning looks amazing!! And, oh, the sewing! This is just lovely.
Enjoy your day at the polls – my husband is also volunteering!!
What beautiful fiber you are spinning Kat! Do you have something in mind to knit once you have finished it? And that bag is super. Looking forward to seeing your finished version. Good luck with the volunteering. I wonder how busy it will be. So many in PA have already voted.
I really liked This is Happiness. Such a Very Irish Book! (And I’ll be working the election next Tuesday, too. I’m kinda betting the day will fly by. . . )
That spinning is lovely! Think it’s time to get back into spinning, Zoom meet up for spinning?
Thanks for manning a voting poll, stay safe!
Gosh, I haven’t spun in AGES. It might be a good habit to get back into this winter, though.
lovely wool photo and I adore the fabric you chose as well. Good luck with the polls and thank you for your service!
I love how that fiber is spinning up already and am excited to see it plied!
Love that bag with all those cool pockets! You will have to share a pic of how yours turns out!
Have a good day at the polls. I volunteered but they were all set. It’s totally a retirement goal for me though. That bag is awesome!
Gah! Linen! If I had to pick ONE fiber (fabric? textile?), it’d be linen. Can’t wait to see your Lotta bag. And good luck at your polls! I can’t get over how different the voting experience is across the states. While I am grateful for our drop-off system, I admit to nostalgia for the blue booths. (The lines, not so much.) We’re rooting for you, PA!
I love that bag! Looking forward to seeing your finished project. I have been to Ireland, one of my dearest friends has returned there to live, I miss her each and every day and long to go and visit. The book sounds wonderful, I have added it to my long list of books to be read one day….
Can’t wait to see what your spinning becomes–the colors are so soft and pretty. I’ve been to Ireland and it’s the home of my heart. I can’t wait to read the book you mentioned.
Thank you for working the polls. We voted via mail several weeks ago and according to the ballot tracker, ours arrived. That fiber looks scrumptious. I look forward to seeing what you spin from it. I have that book set in Ireland on my list. Beautiful writing about a beautiful setting is always a great combination. Hope you have a good weekend.