Tegna!! She is finished. She just needs a bit of a spa treatment and a quick tumble in the dryer and she will be camera ready!
I spent some time earlier this year contemplating my wardrobe needs… and I have one sweater I really like to wear but the neckline bothers me. It is Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Lucinda, which I knit for myself some years ago… I love the sweater, but the unstructured neckline is not my favorite, nor has it (the neckline) worn well over the years. So when I saw Calamus in a Quince email, I thought that might be the perfect replacement for Lucinda. I had some Holst Tides in my stash and I got gauge… on.the.first.try! In my book this is a sign from the Knitting Gods that you must cast on…immediately…and so I did! I am almost done with the ribbing and I am very much liking this marled fabric!
I also had a bit of a May the Forth incident…an incident of Galactic Battle proportions most certainly… anyway, somehow four perfectly matched sets of yarn fell into my cart and soon after were winging their way to my mailbox. I have plans for two of them… and perhaps some selfish knitting with the other two skeins…we shall see.
A slow reading week with just one finish. I listened to Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You and as you can see from my review below, it was a book with good parts and some not so good parts, but YMMV.
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For parts of this book I felt like I was listening to actual conversations, had by real people. The dialog between characters is witty, relevant, and engaging. I listened and the narrator, Aoife McMahon, was excellent. I liked all the characters… they were wonderful!
So if I liked all of that, why did I not rate the book higher? Honestly, I could not get past the endless email bits… those did not at all feel real…nor did the text messages. Had I been reading the book with my eyes instead of my ears, I would have skipped those parts. I tried to think about how those parts might have worked for me and for the emails… those might have been better as “journal” entries because I don’t know anyone who writes a tome in an email. It just does not happen. And those text bits… gah. They should have been edited out as well, imo.
What about you? Did you have any knitting incidents this week? Do share!!
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oooh…Must Stash Yarn is a new site for me – thank you! (Ithink??)
Your new sweater looks so pretty and yay for finishing Tenga! I can’t wait for more pictures.
I struggle with Sally Rooney and didn’t finish this one (or any of hers that I’ve started). I’m so glad there were parts that you really enjoyed and am impressed you stuck with the other bits. Maybe I should try her on audio? That might make a difference for me.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Love your start on Calamus – the marled look of the yarn is so pretty. And, I’m looking forward to seeing Tenga after she has her spa treatment! I’ve struggled with my reading the past few weeks, but think I have some good books chosen now. And knitting continues on the Guernsey Wrap. I’d like to finish that before starting something new…but time will tell. I like your new stash – very pretty!
Your new sweater cast-on is beautiful! I like how you considered what your wardrobe needs and are knitting it. I’m glad your cart was positioned to have those great skeins fall right in. I look forward to seeing Tegna in all her glory!
The knitting looks great, Kat. I can’t wait to see your finished Tegna . . . AND what you’re planning for the new yarns! I felt much the same about the email sequences in “Beautiful World.” Although I do think they helped move the story along, they didn’t feel very authentic to me AT ALL. I can’t imagine characters in my daughter’s age group (the very characters in the novel) corresponding by long email. No.Way. 😉
Those Must Stash colorways are very hard to resist, and I will be happy to see you kit them up! I also like the start of your new sweater, which I think will be a very versatile garment when it’s done.
I haven’t read that Sally Rooney book (or any of her books yet, if I’m honest), but I can’t imagine that long emails are really accurate for “young folks these days.” I used to write long emails back and forth with my mother when I was in college, but that was more than two decades ago, before texting!
what a delightful post, yay for the finish and yay for yarn!! I am happily knitting short and sweet projects now that the blanket is finished 🙂
I have not heard of Must Stash Yarns–until TODAY! I will have to check back next Tuesday. 🙂
I am working on a swatch for a sweater, Bastille. https://knitty.com/ISSUEss22/PATTbastille/PATTbastille.php I found a ridiculous deal on the suggested yarn, so I’m going with it. 😉
Can’t wait to see your completed Tenga and your Calmus has a pretty good start on it!
That yarn looks delicious.
I also thought those emails in Beautiful World felt inauthentic. Those yarns are gorgeous!
That marled knitting will be an excellent sweater! Re: Lucinda sweater. You might try running single line of chain stitch just inside the neckline. I picked up this tip from the Yarn Harlot, and it worked perfectly for my Tappan Zee.
Love that marled combo with the Tides! (you are the first person I knew who bought Holst in cones … and gosh is it a great way to build a stash!)
The marled yarn combination is so pretty. I look forward to seeing Tegna. Who wants to listen to or read texts in a novel? It sounds like a gimmick to me.