I wish I could be perky and cheerful today… but I am not. The leaked news this week was a gut punch… although I was expecting that very outcome, reading the leaked brief made it a reality that I don’t want to accept. In my life, I never imagined that I would lose rights… and it is just so damned wrong and it makes me mad as hell that the SCOTUS and the GOP believe women are not capable of making their own decisions about their own bodies. It feels very… dystopian … and so effing wrong…sigh.
Anyways, I did finish last month’s Gnome and I thought I should show Bonny that her arms are now attached!! Meet Gnorwen! I made one last year for Steve’s mom and I really liked her so I am thrilled now to have my own Gnorwen sitting on my mantle now. I do not have plans to make ice cream cones for her to hold… rather I think she is perfect as she is! (although, to be completely honest, I am contemplating knitting a tiny uterus for her to hold)
Apparently a bit of angst is apparently good for knitting… because I am one very short sleeve away from a finished Tegna! Woo! I should have the stitches picked up today and a completed sweater shortly after that! I need to weave the ends in and give it a nice bath and then I am ready for summer! (now if spring would just stay here! ha!)
On the reading front, things are moving slowly. I am still making my way through The Books of Jacob. I have about 200 pages to go and I really don’t want it to end! I did have one finish this week… I raced through another Allon book… they are hard to put down!
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Whatever hiccup happened in book #17, The Other Woman is back on track. It was full of intrigue…someone’s service has a mole and people are paying with their lives.
It is fast paced and Allon is back in excellent form!
I highly recommend this series!
That is all I have today, what about you? What are you lingering over?
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The news is so terrible, I’mso sorry this is happening. Even though I’m in Canada, it still feels like a gut-punch as you say. Canada seems to always be 10 years behind the US.
love the lacy detail that skirts the bottom of your sweater!! That gnome…I love her. I am putting my head in the sand in that I am taking a break from massive news consumption, good grief.
Yes, it certainly feels like a step back to the dark ages. So disheartening. Meanwhile, Gnorwen is simply adorable (and I’m happy her arms are now attached) and your Tegna is gorgeous – love the color. My reading has slowed too. I am finding Young Mungo to be a tough read (the writing is beautiful, but the story is hard).
Your gnome is adorable (love the colors), Tegna is terrific, and I, too, am just too heartsick to even talk about the SCOTUS leak or what it means at this point. XO (You’re right . . . I’ve known this was coming, but reading it just takes the breath right out of me.)
Very cute gnome and your Tenga is gorgeous.
I, too, feel gut-punched that our rights are being taken away. The decision is between a woman and her doctor. That is it. What is next after that? If this comes to be, it is going to be a very slippery slope.
I’ve also been afraid that this was coming, but it was even more awful to actually read Alito’s words. I can barely comprehend having this basic human right taken away.
But on a happier note, Gnorwen looks wonderful (especially with her arms) and your Tegna is inspiring. I’m wondering if I might be able to knit one myself having worked on my Antler. I don’t wish for angst, but your knitting is lovely!
I was so full of rage yesterday that I ended up walking much farther than I’d intended when I went out for my daily walk. I am at least heartened by the response, as scared as I am about the future.
Your Gnorwen is adorable, and I can’t believe how quickly the rest of your Tegna has knit up!
I am well past child bearing years, and the news greatly upset me. I can’t imagine being a young woman and dealing with the SCOTUS and all those that want to vote to take away the rights to your body. There is a special place in hell for those two justices that said they would NOT reverse Roe v. Wade in their confirmation hearings.
Gnorwen is adorable and your Tegna is gorgeous.
I share your feelings on the leaked report from SCOTUS. Yes, we’ve known this was coming since that awful night in November 2016 but it’s still a shock and I am filled with rage and hopelessness over it. Sigh. Your gnome is super cute and the sweater looks great.
The gnome is darling and the Tegna is beautiful. The news is awful even though we suspected it was coming.
That gnome and tenga! How sweet. I’m also moving slowly through The Books of Jacob. VERY SLOWLY.
The news is awful. I’m so glad you were able to knit through it as much as you could.