March is almost over, April is right around the corner! (And I hope that April will be bringing the nice weather! I am so over cold, grey, rainy, windy, snowy weather!)
I have been working a bit on the Easter Gnome – meet Gnormanda! She still needs a nose, an arm, some braids, and a few wee little eggs… but soon, Gnormanda… soon!
Although the Spring-Clean-athon is well under way at my house I also have one Pi-Sock done! I have a good start on the second…small portable knitting is just the thing though, right? This week it is a good thing because tomorrow I have the appointment with the sports medicine doctor. I have high hopes about the appointment based on the pre-appointment questions I filled out earlier this week!
I have settled into a new book… The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese (of Cutting for Stone fame.) I had foolish thoughts of finishing it in a weekend… ha! And then I realized it is almost 800 pages long! I am almost a quarter of the way in and loving every single word. Dr. Verghese is an incredible writer… one I do not at all mind spending a good bit of time with so I am reading and enjoying!
In my ears, I just began Ed Yong’s An Immense World. I don’t remember who put this book on my radar, but it is fascinating… a very good “day time chores” companion!
And there you have my week of making… what about you? What’s on your needles this week?
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Gnormanda looks adorable – love the ruffles!! I’m on Pi Sock #2 as well (a bit further along than you, but then I am not knitting gnomes!!). I think I want to read Cutting for Stone before getting into Covenant (isn’t that a sequel of sorts?). But thanks for the Ed Young “An Immense World” plug – that may be an excellent next book for Fletch and me to listen to in the evenings!
I am looking forward to seeing how you make Gnomanda’s eggs. I can only imagine they will be fiddly, but I’m sure she won’t feel complete without them!
My brother has been telling me to read Cutting for Stone for years; it’s his favorite book. And everyone I know who has read it has loved it. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the author’s newest.
Best of luck with tomorrow’s appointment — I hope you’ll have a good report for us on Friday!
It’s a bit like wondering what the bride will be wearing……how will Gnormanda accessorise her tweedy blue dress with its frilly waistline? We know she will have her hair braided and will be carrying some eggs. Looking forward to the big reveal next week!
Hopefully there will more answers to whatever it is that ails you after your appointment tomorrow.
I’m also imagining fiddly eggs to go with that adorable Easter dress, but Gnormanda deserves them! I really enjoyed Immense World and am feeling much the same about Covenant of Water. It’s been 14 years since Cutting for Stone, but Verghese has rewarded us for the wait!
Cannot WAIT to see your finished gnome! (I just love watching them come to life.) I am also deeply immersed in Covenant of Water, and savoring every page. I love Cutting For Stone, and I’m so happy to be reading this one “early!” XO
I am SO READY for April… woke up to discover a 1/2 inch of snow this morning. I’M DONE WITH THAT! Ugh. Anyway, you’re just tearing it up with the adorable gnomes. So cute!
I enjoy watching these little gnomes come to life. I look forward to the little basket with eggs. Gnormanda will be the hit of the Easter parade. You set a good example with your Spring- Clean -a – Thon. I have a few areas to tackle myself.
Like you I am hoping for better weather. So done with cold, wet, windy grey days. Loving the latest gnome. Good luck with the sports doctor today.
my knitting was absent for about a week while we were visiting our grandson but now I’m home and can focus on the projects!!