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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

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  1. Those are GREAT colors, Carole. I think it’s going to be lovely. 🙂
    I hope you’re feeling better today. XO

  2. I love your True Colors! the colors are fabulous for fall and I think a gradient kit is really perfect for the pattern. and I laughed at the crazy mix of books – that is one thing about Book Bingo – it can move us all over the genre 🙂 Anyway, I loved Kindred … hope you do, too! and FEEL BETTER!!!

  3. I had forgotten about that shawl, and after seeing your project I want one. Sending you continued wishes for good health.

  4. I can’t wait to see your Walk in the Woods! And, I really love your start of True Colors! I hope you are feeling much better today, and hopefully there will be no more books that make you cry while you have this cold! XO

  5. I’ve been thinking of True Colors ever since the MDK March Mayhem and I’ll be eager to see how yours turns out and what you think about the pattern when it’s done. So far, it’s lovely.

  6. Your True Colors looks amazing and I’m anxious to see Walk in the Woods. What a wide range of books! I read Housekeeping years ago and remember I really liked it…I may need to re-read that one. Kindred looks really interesting. Healing thoughts coming your way!!

  7. I can’t read when I have a head cold, but I am very glad that you can. It’s distracting, I hope. I love your new project. Keep taking care and feel better soon.

  8. You chose great colors for your True Colors; I so hope you have enough yarn as I really want to see your FO in those colors! I’m glad you’re feeling better!

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