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.

Left to right: Laugh it up Fuzzball (aka Chewie), Princess General (aka Leia), The Dark Father (aka Anakin), and Old Ben (as in Obi-Wan Kenobi)

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 YouBeautiful 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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