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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