Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

As of this morning, I have not one, not two, but three new sweaters for our trip.

First, the black cardigan. Thankfully, there wasn’t any more unraveling after the story I shared two weeks ago.

Then, the blue tank, which also works great as a layering piece.

And last, All the Love. I finished the body in early January and set it aside to finish Bodie (then Footprints and the two sweaters above). Adding the two sleeves and a neckband was quick! I’ve got the fan blowing full speed; hopefully it will be dry to wear on the plane Friday morning. The fiber is a wool/silk/yak blend in a DK weight; I think it might even work with white jeans for a casual evening. We’ll see.

After all those sweaters, it feels kind of weird to have just one project on the needles. I’m sure it won’t mind a bit of monogamous attention for two days 😊. 
On the reading front, I’m slogging through Before We Were Yours. A few of y’all read and loved it but I’m finding it bleak and cruel. It turns into a pumpkin tomorrow and I still have 40% to go. If it weren’t a bookclub pick, I’d just give it up. If you have any encouragement for me, please share!
Hop on over to Kat’s to see what others are knitting and reading!


  • Bonny

    Wow, just wow! My poor hitchhiker is next to me yelling, "Get going! Mary can finish three sweaters and you can't manage a simple scarf?" All three sweaters look great, and I hope you have your flight and trip knitting planned!

  • Patty

    I've got the same knitting sentiment as Bonny! 🙂 Though I do have a recently blocked sweater and a commitment to myself to get it seamed up starting this weekend! And I made a list of books the other day in which BWWY was included. Interesting description…I've no time for cruel these days!

  • Vera

    Yup, agreeing with Bonny and Patty. You are a very fast knitter and all 3 sweaters look so lovely. I'm betting you get a ton of use out of all of them.
    And, yes, curious about your plane and vacation knitting plans…..

  • AsKatKnits

    Keep going – the end is worth the wait! I cried much throughout, but the ending is so fantastic and very inspiring!

    And, your knitting… boy, I am humbled to think I was smoking along! You, my dear friend, have tossed me in the dust! FANTASTIC knitting!

  • margene

    YOU are fast master knitter. Like a Ninja fast! Wow. Each sweater is beautiful and they will be fantastic additions to your wardrobe. My dream is to have a closet of beautiful, wearable sweaters, just like yours. Have a fantastic trip to the sun and warmth of Mexico's beaches.

  • Vicki Knitorious

    Oh, and I was just telling Kat that When We Were Yours has been popping up on my suggestion lists for quite a while — I hadn't known anyone that had read it, so thanked her for her 5-star review. AND NOW THIS!! Haha.

  • Penny

    Three beautiful sweaters! And you are truly my knitting inspiration, Mary! As for the book, I think I have it, but it doesn't sound like something I would want to read right now. Hope you were able to push through it.

  • Kym

    I think that newest sweater will look fabulous with white jeans! Tres chic! 🙂 Everything looks great, Mary — perfect for your style and wardrobe. And that Parallelogram looks like so much fun. I love the colors.

  • karen

    look at all your knits!! beautiful! I have that book on my list to read and now I'm wondering if I should…let me know what you think in the end. Your scarf/shawl is pretty with the colors!

  • Lydia

    So much knitting-LOVE! I was not overly impressed with Before We Were Yours-it was a little hard to follow and I was like – wait? What? way too often. It might be a good book to discuss cause sometimes discussion gives a book more street creds.