The best laid plans of knitters and stitchers often go awry…said makers everywhere at one time or another
I hope you’ll excuse my play on Robert Burns writing, but it truly sums up my week thus far! (BUT, the water is flowing OUT again! No more clogged drain! Some days it’s the small things to be thankful for!)
I haven’t much knitting to show (but in the brilliant words of Bridget… I have a HO*) and not a lick of sewing. I learned the hard way this week that putting things off can have “finishing” consequences…as in, no finished bag this week as I’d planned. Yes… in my plan, Steve would have watched the Steelers Sunday afternoon while I sewed. The Plumbing Gods had different ideas for my weekend. I have about 3ish inches of knitting on sock two before the toe decreases…it is getting there!
However this is not a blog of excuses (okay, so maybe it is, lol) so I do have that sock to share. AND!!
And as you can see there has been some spinning because I have another skein of yarn finished. One more to go and my hope is that I will have enough to knit a simple top down sweater. I don’t think you can see the difference between the “set” skein and the just off the wheel skein… but to my eye the difference is notable. This fiber (Falkland) bloomed nicely in the bath! Skein two will be getting a spa treatment later today. I have not measured the finished yarn yet, but pre-finishing I have roughly 400 yds of fingering weight yarn.
And!! Yesterday, we even had a brief sunny interlude (thankfully, so I could get some photos!!) in our otherwise blustery, snowy day!
The reading continues to be slow. I have one finish, and it is such a curious book!
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book fills the “captivating read” category and then some! Even if the premise is utterly unbelievable! But, if you look beyond the unbelievable, you begin to see Wilson frame for you some questions: What is success? What is failure? What makes up a family? AND What do you do when the hand you’ve been dealt just plain sucks?
The book moves between the past and the present…giving the reader everything you need to know to start to ask yourself the questions. I began to hope early on that Madison would get what she so richly deserved, although I won’t tell you if she did in the end.
The real winners in the book are Lilian, Bessie, and Roland. While the end was very predictable, it just felt so good. They take the cards they were dealt and turn them into winners!
Want a quick, enjoyable read? This is it!
*HO: Half an object, as apposed to FO, which is a finished object!
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Ive been curious about Nothing to See Here – happy to see you found it enjoyable.
Your spinning is gorgeous – I love those colors! And your orange socks are so fun and fall-like. Good luck with sewing this week and I’m sorry your plans were waylaid by something that was totally UN-FUN.
Glad to hear your plumbing issue has been resolved. Those are NEVER fun. Lovely spinning Kat – such pretty colors. Love your socks too – they look ever so cozy. Stay warm!!
Your spinning is really lovely and your socks are the color of fall! I think you can count a clear drain as an FO, and I hope your dream of Sunday stitching can come true this weekend. I also thought Nothing to See Here was delightfully quirky and a fun read.
your spinning is lovely!!! Do you have a topdown pattern in mind? (inquiring minds want to know….because I’ve been looking for a fingering wt one that mimics Junegrass!!!)
Ok, I’ve read lots of reviews on Nothing to See Here, but yours convinced me!!
I like how your socks match the cover of Nothing to See Here! They are on fire just like those kids!
An HO… that IS brilliant!! I have a lot of HOs! Haha! So glad things are flowing again.
Beautiful spinning, Kat!! That book cover has caught my eye so many times, yet I’ve never actually picked it up. Glad to read your 4-star review! And an even bigger cheer for your cleared drain 🙂
I loved that book too! Nice job on the spinning and the HO. I believe I exist pretty much in a knitting world of HOs! Now I’m singing HO-HO it’s off to knit I go! (Sorry!)
all I’ve been knitting is socks and I am getting a little weary but I’m so close to being done with them!!
Three cheers for an unclogged drain and a second finished skein of handspun! I can see that the washed skein has bloomed and settled into it ply a bit. I think both will be such a nice simple sweater that will let the yarn shine.
Still working away on the blanket that never ends, so I have nothing really to show.
I enjoyed that book, too. It was quirky!
I am happy for this new book recommendation. Quirky and fun sounds good to me. May the water keep flowing. I love love love the handspun. My novice eye thinks those skeins look very similar – so pretty. It should make a lovely little sweater.
So glad your plumbing is working again! Always a good thing! 🙂 I, too, enjoyed Nothing To See Here for just some lovely, silly fun. (Which is just what we need right now, methinks.)
So glad to hear that your plumbing is working as it should be once again. I would have sent my husband over but it is rather a long way and we have the small matter of lockdown here……
I am alway in awe of anyone that can spin, I can see a difference between your skeins. I love what I am learning, thank you x
Nice post. I like.
Love the hand spun!