Joining in with Kat & friends today to talk about what I’m knitting and reading … happily (*knocks on wood*), with no unraveling!
I’m still working on the front of Lori’s test knit. She delivered the last installment of the pattern today and I’m excited to see how it all comes together. (I have no new photo to share … it still looks a lot like it did on Monday.)
In more exciting knitting news, Deena and Karen came over this afternoon to knit.
They’re both part of my Monday afternoon group and they’re both participating in Kirsten’s mystery shawl KAL. Karen has finished hers (I’m pretty sure she was first in our group) but Deena is still on the last clue. Seeing her (well, really, seeing them both!) was just the inspiration I needed to pull my own shawl out this morning, reset the gazillion markers and start the ending.
I’ve also started the Natsu Cardigan. I succumbed to the temptation Friday when some plans fell through and I realized I had the whole afternoon to watch Endeavor, while my stockinette test knitting was awaiting further instructions 🙂
That top is behind at least two other garments (which are both “testers” and will help me make absolutely certain the linen works perfectly) in my sewing queue … which is good because I still have a good ways to go on Natsu. I’m only up to 240 of the targeted 416 stitches for my size and the rows are already getting long!
On the reading front, I finished Gift from the Sea (simply beautiful and the latest addition to my all-time favorites shelf) and Hidden Depths (Vera #3) … and Silent Voices (Vera #4 – yes, I am binging through these books and I am not one bit ashamed of that!) Here’s what I’m reading nowThe Song of Achilles (still) on my Kindle, Vera #5 in my ears and Moments of Seeing in my early morning quiet time. Moments of Seeing has recipes at the end and I’ve decided to make that my last book for this summer’s bingo. My “early morning” books are ones I read slowly, savoring the pages. With just under four weeks left until bingo ends, I might even make it last … at least another week or two!
And just like that, we’re on the downhill side of the week – happy Wednesday, y’all!