Socks, hat pompoms, and increases every fourth row described my knitting this week! No actual finishes, but lots of progress none the less!

I went with a friend to see Knives Out! last Wednesday and I managed to get the leg of my second sock done. And, a few bits of time here and there since then have seen the heel done and I am now working “down” the foot to the toe!

Just ten stripes to the toe decreases!

I went to JoAnn’s on Saturday and found the perfect pompom for my new hat and I got lots of bonus points because it was super on sale and only cost me a whopping $2! It is not quite as convenient as the “snap on” version that my daughter’s hat got, but I managed to do a nice work around with a button and at that price I am not complaining!

Hat and hair matching is a thing, right?

Finally, as you can see above, I spent some time every evening being faithful to my recently found Cladonia! And, I am almost to the point where I will add in the second color!


Island Beneath the SeaIsland Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I knew nothing of Haiti, outside knowing of “Baby Doc” Duvalier. But, Allende starts this book in Haiti and she took me on a fascinating journey into the rich setting of Haiti and life there and on to life in New Orleans. I loved Zarité, or Tété, from the beginning when she is just a young child. The topics discussed are thought provoking and this story will stay with me for a long time.

The Ragged Edge of NightThe Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am really not sure what to rate this book, and about half way through when it started to drag a bit for me through to the end – I felt this is a solid 2.5 to 3-star book. But, then I read the authors note and was shocked to find this is a true story…and now I am toying with increasing a star. However, that fact does not change that the story dragged along a bit. This story is also very religious, almost too much for me. While I liked how the White Rose Society and the Red Orchestra were woven in, I felt this could have been done much better.

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy WorldDigital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A small book packed with lots of ideas. Not that I needed any reinforcement, but I love how Newport stressed how important making things are! And, book clubs! I think the biggest thing I got from this little book, was to stay in the world, not in my phone.

That is all I have for this week, what about you? Do you have a project that is all-consuming?

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