Welcome to the day that holds me accountable for what I am making… one of my favorite days! And this one has a fun play with numbering 1.11.23…
But, even better is that tonight is the Read With Us discussion on The Marriage Portrait… which I am eagerly looking forward to!
I began the making of the Third “Christmas Gnome” sibling and when I thought I had almost finished her, she let me know that NO, You are not done. Thank you, very much. And so, I scrapped the scrappy scarf and knit instead something every.single.knitter.has. A shawl…amirite? She wanted… no NEEDED a shawl. And a shawl she has! It needed to be wider than deeper, so I did simple increases (YO’s) at each edge RS and WS. I did a simple center spine to give it some direction. And have stitched it down so she does not lose it (wee gnomes have shoulder issues! haha) And she has her own set of pointy sticks with a project going… and a hand sewn project bag to hold her ball of yarn!
So meet the feisty Felicia Gnavidad! She rounds out the trio of gnomes and counts as the first project I have finished this year!
I have gathered *almost* all the necessary things for my Temperature Stitching Project. (I need 6 more skeins of DMC floss, sigh.
Silly Stupid me, I found an online temperature chart but it was for Celsius and I did not even think to do the conversion from C° to F°. Sadly, the chart I used does not get “cold” enough for Pittsburgh winters… I’d have dozens of days all in the same color so I did some calculating, and picked some colors. I will head to JoAnn’s tomorrow to pick up the missing skeins.
The reading… well, I have traveled off to Three Pines to spend some time with Armand as he works through a curious mystery. I am savoring it… although the urge to just race through is strong, I am resisting! Three Pines is a lovely place to be and the perfect place to linger in January!
I just finished When Women Were Dragons and I simply loved it. I have not yet started a new night time read, but I have been approved to read Isabel Allende’s new book, The Wind Knows My Name and I will start it this evening!
One last bit of housecleaning… Anne of Little Skein is celebrating her 10 years of being a small business owner with a survey… and she is looking for any and all to help her with answers! If you’d like to help her, you will find her survey here. (And Thank you, Bonny for pointing her out to me!)
And there you have it for my making and reading for the week! How about you? What is on your shelf to read next?
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Oh my gosh! Your gnomes are simply the BEST Kat. Love them! I think Bonny is reading the Allende book as well – I’m anxious for reviews. Some of her works I really like, but some are a slog for me. Thanks for the link to Little Skein (she is new to me!). Finally, I will see and talk with you tonight!! Looking forward to our discussion.
Hi Kat, OMG-I love those Gnomes! I hope to knit one gnome a month during 2023,(your gnomes won me over!)
Thanks for Unraveling Wednesday, look forward to Wednesday morning, cup of coffee and your blog.
I LOVE Felicia Navidad (and her siblings, too)! Your gnomes really are the best, from their names to all the personal touches you make for them. And I love how they let you know when they are done. Well done, Kat! I’m also looking forward to seeing the beginning of your temperature stitching, reading The Wind Knows My Name with you, and chatting with you tonight!
I LOVE the gnomes! I think you do a better job of personalizing them than anyone else I have seen! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the new Gamache. I had to read a little more slowly than usual because I just didn’t have as much time to read when I had it from the library, and now I’m glad of it!
Oh my word! Felicia is just perfect.
Oh, the gnomes!!! They’re just adorable!
Just when I think that your gnomes can’t get any cuter, you bedazzle me with a cutie!! I love them all 🙂
Your gnomes are SO cute. Felicia Gnavidaad?! That is adorable. This is the second time recently someone has mentioned Gamache and it makes me want to read more Penny.
Felicia Gnavidad might be the best gnome name yet! She’s amazing! I haven’t read the latest Three Pines book yet but Dale has and he loved it. I’m still working my way through The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois. I’m totally engrossed in the story but I’m also getting anxious to finish it and start something else, you know?
The little wee shawl is just the best! I think she may be my favorite of all the gnomes you’ve knit (and that’s saying something). So dang cute, Kat! 🙂
So glad that you’re savoring the latest Gamache – it’s such a wonderful addition to the series!! And your gnomes. My goodness. You are having so much fun and it’s a joy to watch!!
I love your Gnomes! I like how they each have a personality and the pointy sticks are the best. She could have a place with the “spinster” gnome. Maybe they are sisters? Nice to see you last evening at the book discussion.