A Walk in the Woods is finished and blocking on the bed in our guest room as we speak. There will be glamour shots and all that fun stuff, hopefully by next Wednesday. Today, though, I’m joining with Kat to share my new knitting project and current reading with you.
That’s True Colors. It was a strong contender in the Mason Dixon March Mayhem, making it all the way to the Final Four. The original pattern uses 10 different mini skeins but I’m using a gradient kit that I bought from Kim at Fiber Revival a couple of years ago. There are only 5 colors so I’ll just repeat each once twice. I honestly have no idea if I’ll have enough yarn or not and I’m winging it which is totally outside my comfort zone but it’s summer and I’m taking a relaxed approach to my knitting. #thatsmystoryandimstickingtoit There has been some unraveling, mostly when I forget to do the yarn over between the first and second stitch of the wrong side row. It’s suggested as a way to keep a good stretchy edge and I like the way it looks but it’s not charted and I keep forgetting it.
As for reading, if there’s one benefit to a summer cold, coupled with heat and high humidity, it’s forced time inside on the couch. On Monday I finished Every Note Played and started Housekeeping. On Tuesday I finished Housekeeping and started Kindred. Those are three very different and very excellent books resulting in lots and lots of feelings. #cryingisnotgoodforaheadcold You can expect a Summer Book Bingo update soon since finishing those two books got me another bingo.
And that’s what I have for you today – plenty of knitting and plenty of reading, along with resting and healing. #ithinkimbetterthanks