One of the best things about summer are the days when you just let go and enjoy the moment and today is one of those days for me! The weather is perfect for sitting under the pergola with a very good book , some knitting, and a cuppa or two.
Today might be the nicest day this week and I mean to enjoy every bit of it. I hope your weather is equally nice and that you are enjoying your Tuesday!
Rage knitting is becoming a thing, thanks to the efforts of the current regime in the White House. That rage makes seed stitch just fly and the collar of my Vodka Lemonade is done, and I am working my way though the raglan increases.
That is all I have this week. I am off to get some blood work done as a precursor for a doctor visit next week. Steve is taking a vacation day, so a mini staycation is in store for us! Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
Welcome Summer! And, my three things today are songs that no matter what season I hear them in, I am thrown back to the warm days of summer. I also spent a few minutes creating a little Summer Songs playlist on Spotify, you are welcome to follow it!
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Although, everything the Drifters did sings summer to me, Under the Boardwalk is one of my favorites.
Again, here is my Spotify Playlist – enjoy!
There are my things to welcome summer! Want to see more? Just head on over to Carole’s
This is the week for finished objects! Yes, Eavesdrop is done! This was a great knit – a well-written pattern with video helps for those less often used knitting techniques, and the end result is a very wearable sweater with great little details. I did no modifications, outside of adding an extra inch of length to the body. I also did the suggested crochet slip stitch around the neckline to give it a cleaner edge. I loved this pattern and will be wearing this sweater lots this summer! Things I would change if I knit this again: I would not knit as many repeats of the arm increases – it is a bit low and I would be happier if it was a bit higher. However, my gauge may be at fault here – I did not get row gauge, so it is apparent that my Knitty Math figures were off a bit.
I also finished my Beekeeper Cowl, which I test knit for Marie Greene. A fun, quick, easy knit with great details and texture. The pattern is easily memorized but it has just enough going to not be at all boring to knit! Now, I just need to find some buttons that I like! The pattern is available on Ravelry now.
I finished Palace of Treason, book two of the Jason Matthew’s Red Sparrow trilogy. Excellent and riveting reading – 5-stars. I highly recommend this series!
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon also filled a bingo square and I simply loved this story! It further cemented my love for Chabon’s writing. He is a masterful wordsmith and the tale is brilliantly told. I highly recommend, especially if you need something for an “alternate history” square!
I am struggling to finish Ohio, not because it is not good, but rather because I am not reading more than a paragraph or two before falling asleep at night. However, that means insomnia has not been a problem in the past week!
“Willy had judged him to be wholly and incorruptibly good. It wasn’t just that he knew that Mr. Bones had a soul. He knew that soul to be better than other souls, and the more he saw of it, the more refinement and nobility of spirit he f…