“ I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It’s good for them.”
―At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
Thinking back, I do not think my kids ever freaked out over my knitting in public, but Steve on the other hand absolutely does! Ha! Fortunately, I have done no knitting in public this week (and Zoom knitting does not count!)
Speaking of this week…oy! Let’s talk about how freaky it is to “knit while watching an insurrection” at The Capital takes place. End results: one finished pair of socks, and started one cowl! (Justyna Lorkowski’s Heart Warmer) I also found treadling helped with the stress and I finished one braid of fiber!
Spinning might be the perfect thing to do while “stress watching” television! This is some of the oldest fiber I have. It is BFL from Spunky Eclectic and was a bit compacted from storage, but opening it up a bit made spinning it a dream. I can spin BFL so thin and I have some Hitchhiker plans for this beautiful gradient yarn… One braid to go and then some plying and I can’t wait to be knitting it!
The reading was so varied this week! And despite the chaos, I was able to finish two books. And they were two very different books!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a curious tale of a girl who makes a “deal with the devil” and so begins her journey over the centuries, until one day she meets someone different. The story jumps around a bit and it leaves some logical questions unanswered. The strangest conversations take place between her and the darkness. The moral of the story? Be careful what you wish for! (I think this would be a GREAT book for a book club to read and discuss!)
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A short introduction to The Murderbot Diaries. (Very short, it was only about 3 hours of listening!) However, in 3 hours my interest has been piqued! I look forward to the second installment! If you like futuristic novels, I think you will like this!
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I don’t think John even notices whether I’m knitting, but I’m so rarely in public anymore that I’m not freaking anyone out! That fiber is just gorgeous and I’m already envisioning the wonderful Hitchhiker that you’ll knit from it. Spin faster! 🙂
Oh I can just imagine that fiber as a Hitchhiker. It will be gorgeous Kat!!
My daughter has never known a time when I have not knit in public, so it’s totally normal for her, and I think my husband has just accepted that it’s something I do since we were dating and I was knitting a sock in a bar on the North Side during a Steelers playoff game!
That fiber is stunning! Really looking forward to seeing it in yarn form!
My family would ask ; ‘whats wrong Mom, you’re not knitting?’
As for surviving an attempted coup, thank God America is given another chance to hold this Republic together. It is so fragile, though she held on 1-6-21!
I was amazed when I knit in public decades ago on how I would get the most curious comments. Some were inquisitive and some were insulting. hm. I am in awe you knitted during the crisis last week, I was in stunned amazement and did not knit!! lovely knitting on the needles and they are for you, right?
Oh yes, I had a tight grip on my knitting needles last week. The socks look great. I’d like to try that pattern. And I look forward to seeing the spinning. One of the things on my bucket list is to take an in-person spinning class. You do find the best books. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue sounds very intriguing. Thanks for hosting.
Those socks are so great! And that fiber will make such a lovely Hitchhiker… can’t wait to see that come to pass.
I rarely knit in public, but I read in public all the time. (I am not embarrassed to knit in public, and I do when I’m with other knitters. I just had the habit of carrying a book with me all the time WAY before I considered carrying my knitting.) And I started knitting a Weekender sweater the day before the insurrection. I have made stunning progress since! (It’s perfect stress knitting.)
Beautiful knitting. Nice idea.
I always take a bag of knitting when I go anyplace. I have a bit of a nervous fidgeting problem the drives some people nuts so having knitting to do channels it.
I too always have knitting with me, you never know when you’ll get stranded somewhere! The blue roving is stunning. Can’t wait to see it when plied.