This week you have a nicely folded dark square of knitting paired with a lovely start of a new project… not what I expected but it is what it is….
I know I said last week that I would have my Shakerag Top finished and while the *knitting* is done… it still needs seaming and edge finishing. My hurdle??? Doing *this* while also doing *that*… sigh. Apparently I cannot count or walk and chew gum at the same.time! So having to rip back the back and front to correct the *this* and *that* bits meant that I do not have it finished. (Can I blame this on The Olympics… not really… this was 100% Knitter Error!!) But…before seaming (and because of the likelihood of errors) I really need to block out the shoulders before I seam them…bringing this to the “finish soon” category! However, since I got the knitting portion done I did cast on for my second test knit cardigan… GUILT FREE! Bonus in that this is the PERFECT Olympics watching knit! (big hint… it is a lot further than this picture shows!)
Now… how about a little reading update! Only one bingo book this week…BUT!!! I have just one square to go to a completed bingo card! Whew!
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Is this book a literary masterpiece? Hardly, but it is so comfortable… it is just the most wonderful “feel good” novel. Light, cozy, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Summer Book Bingo Square: Debut
The Sisters Sweet by Elizabeth Weiss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A curious, twisting tale of two twin sisters who’s lives are overtaken by the machinations of their parents. This book starts out brilliantly… but the middle section of the book needs some heavy editing. It drags quite a bit… it was so slow going that I almost bailed on it. And suddenly the pace picks up and WHAM… it is finished and you are back where you started… sort of. I think there could have been less of the slog-ish middle and more of a transition to the ending. I did enjoy the peek into life post-WWI in America leading up to the Depression.
Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this book.
That is all I have for today… I hope your recent making had no unraveling!
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So glad you have a project that’s perfect for Olympic watching! I’m anxious to see the Shakerag Top finished — the pictures on Rav look so cool 🙂
I agree with you about the Jane Austen Society — not great literature but a wonderful little escape. And now I’m hoping to read some more Jane Austen this year, so I think the author would feel good about that.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Having a top nearing the “finish soon” category is a good thing, as is starting a new project. I’m looking forward to seeing the test knit cardigans when you can show them off. Just one more square – I hope it’s filled with a good book!
Though not five stars, the books you read sound interesting. I may look for the Jane Austen Society at the library. I’m anxious to see your Shakerag top (and am still contemplating making one myself…so many plans and not nearly the time I need! LOL).
There’s never anything wrong with a comfort read! I’m going to keep that title tucked in my back pocket for the next time I really need a just plain old FUN something-to-read. 🙂
sorry for the future ripping…gah. I’m working on three projects and try to do a bit on each every single day. My days are getting calmer and easier to give some space to knitting. I definitely like that.
I’m sorry you hit some snags with your project, that’s always frustrating. Thanks for the book recommendations.
I enjoyed the Jane Austen Society, too. It was the right book after a heavier read.
Knitting a sweater while watching the Olympics sounds ideal. I need to look at that top. Somedays it is just hard to keep walking let alone chew gum and knit. Hang in there.