This week a knitting milestone… I have reached Cruising Altitude on my Tegna. Yep. I am cruising along with miles of stockinette… which makes it the perfect pick up and put down knit! So I have gotten lots of minutes of knitting in!
Washing machine going…pick up and knit. Dishwasher loaded… pick up and knit. Catch up on Call the Midwives… of course pick up and knit!
The pattern calls for 16 inches to the arm divide. If I have the yarn, and I think I will, I am going to do a bit more than that…maybe 18 inches and then I will do a “mock try on” although trying on a bottom up sweater is lots of guess work… my plan is to measure it against my previous Tegna because I would like it to be a bit longer than that one. Anyways, I very much like the fabric and think it will be the perfect summer sweater!
It’s April, so of course there is a “new” Gnome. I have just the bits and bobs to finish her up. AND!!! It appears that I will be knitting a mystery Gnome for May!
One might think it was a slim reading week…but nothing could be further from the truth. Reality is that nothing else quite feels right after reading such a magnificent book…and if you have not read Cutting for Stone, fix that promptly. And yes, it is that good!
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book. Just wow!
This book had never been on my radar until a friend mentioned that she was rereading it. It was available from my library and so began my journey with Marion and Shiva Stone.
It is epic… truly a magnificent epic story. I laughed, I gasped out loud, I cried and cried some more.
But what I most did not want was for it to end…so I rationed my “listening time” with Marion to savor the story, the writing, the beautiful places, and especially the incredible characters.
I am happy to confess that this book has given me a bit of a “Book Hangover” and nothing else is quite satisfying me right now. I just want to stay with Marion Stone a little bit longer.
I highly recommend this beautiful story!
That is all I have for today! I will be back tomorrow with a bit of poetry to share with you all.
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Yay for more gnomes! And yay for being a cruising position with your Tegna. It’s nice to just be able to pick up and knit without worrying about messing anything up.
I haven’t read Cutting for Stone, but it’s been on my Kindle for YEARS. Thank you for reminding me about it!
Your Tegna looks great Kat – what a perfect color for a summer sweater. And I was just thinking about your gnomes the other day and wondering the status. Ha! Cutting for Stone is on my TBR list.
I hadn’t thought about this month’s gnome and she does look like a lovely one. Please attach her arms when you are able to; they kind of bother me sitting at her feet like that. 🙂 You’ve reached my favorite kind of knitting on Tegna and it looks great. I read Cutting for Stone at some point but I can’t remember anything about it. You may have convinced me to do a re-read!
Loving your Tenga!! A lovely color, too!
What is the story with the gnomes? I am seeing gnomes everywhere. 🙂 I must have missed the news-flash about gnomes being a thing? Fill me in? (Yours are very gnome-like). 😉
This point in your Tegna is a bit soul-sucking in its monotony, but it does make for great anytime knitting when you don’t need to focus!
My brother has raved about Cutting for Stone for years, so it’s been on my radar, but now that both you and Kym have recommended it, it’s definitely going on my TBR list. I’m still working my way through The Books of Jacob and am hoping that the long weekend I have coming up helps me to finish it!
I read Cutting For Stone several years ago and after reading your review and Kym’s review I think I need to put it on my list of books to re-read.
Your gnomes are all so darn cute!
I’ll be knitting a Mystery Gnome, too!! Can’t wait! Tegna is going to be great, and what a wonderful time of year to have that one falling off the needles.
there is nothing so satisfying as cruising through stockinette! I’m working on another baby sweater and that never-going-to-be-finished afghan, gah!
Hold on, the Mystery Gnomes are a monthly thing?! I’m so grateful to you and Vicki for allowing me the vicarious satisfaction of all things gnomish. I read Cutting for Stone when it came out (10+ years ago) and still have it on my favorites shelf. been thinking it might be time to re-read.
A book hangover is a sign of a very good story. The little gnome looks like he/she will be darling when finished. As for Tegna, keep on cruising.