The making this week had a bit of “unraveling” of the sewing version… perhaps “ripping out” is a better term. I removed the waistband and removed a bit of fabric, but I could not remove as much as I needed to… so a good wash helped tremendously! Hot water and a tumble dry have made these pants a wearable muslin (albeit I still have to roll the front band a bit! lol)
I have made some adjustments to the pattern and have cut out another pair of pants… stay tuned! Things I love about the pattern... the details (the pockets, side panels, and waistband are just genius), the fit (outside of the rise, I love the wide legs… they are unbelievably comfortable… it’s like wearing pj’s!), and the fabric… (who knew that IKEA linen would be so yummy? It is a heavier weight, but perfect for pants!)
On the knitting front… no unraveling, but it does not look much changed from last week… I am still just going round and round. Thank goodness for meditative knitting!
I kind of fell off the ‘art wagon’ but I have not put it out of my mind. I have a picture of one of my favorite spots on Lake Erie that I have been working on. I am happy with it… my colors especially!
Oh… and a special someone started FIRST grade yesterday! (and I don’t think the cats went with her to school…but she tried!! lol)
The reading this week… I bailed on a book that just was not working at all for me…The Illness Lesson. Try as I might, I could just not get into the story. Oh well, it was an easy pass as Braiding Sweet Grass became available at the library! However, the finishes I had were amazing!
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What an incredible – emotional – story. I have not been able to stop thinking about it. The writing is just fantastic!
What happens when the lie becomes your reality? That is the crux of this story. Two sisters, two very separate paths, two very different outcomes.
But what about the other people living in your distorted reality?
And that is where this story leads us. I highly recommend this book!
The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just when you think you know where every Allon story is going, Silva throws the most marvelous loop!
Artwork, WWII, and Swiss Banking… a painfully entwined business. But a story emerges… can the wrong be repaired?
Maybe, but not on the way you might imagine. This series is just incredible!
That is all I am going to have for this week. I am taking a little “vacation” from blogging but I will have a post next Wednesday! See you all next week!
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