Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

This is from Monday afternoon. I’m still knitting the body of Soyokaze … and since that’s not very interesting, I thought I’d share what the rest of my knitting group are knitting. Heading around the table (starting to my left):

Ethel started the second sleeve of Getty. That purple Shibui Twig + Cima is just as stunning in person!

Kathy is knitting Cepa in Kidsilk Haze. …oh my!

Pat (at the opposite end) just finished the ribbing on a hat. I didn’t note the pattern, but the yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in a really yummy blue green colorway.

Sarah (hands nicely folded in her lap) is working on the bind off of her mystery shawl. It’s so pretty in gray and green.

and Karen is knitting Herring in Shibui Twig. She’s an Auburn grad/fan and is working hard to finish the scarf for this Saturday’s game. She knit a sweater in that same yarn for this year’s football season … but it needs to be about 15 degrees cooler to wear it. Hopefully a scarf won’t be as hot.

We missed Deena … she was celebrating the New Year with her family!

On the reading front, I think this is a first – I have not one, not two, but THREE real books in process.

The Masterpiece has been on my nightstand since late August. I’m enjoying the story, but not enough to carry the book downstairs and spend some devoted daytime hours to finish it. I started listening to Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type a few days ago. The stories are really good and listening to him read them is a treat. The Lemon Tree was recommended by one of the ladies in my Friday morning small group. It was required reading before she visited the Holy Land a few years back. I think it should probably be required reading for everyone to understand the history and complexity of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Our small group is starting Braving the Wilderness this week. I read the first chapter this morning and I’m looking forward to discussing “belonging” on Friday.

Head on over to Kat’s to see what others are knitting and/or reading. Happy Wednesday!



  • Bonny

    I always like seeing your knitting, and it’s nice to go around the table and see what your knitting group is working on! I’ve been curious about Tom Hanks’ book, but I’m not a big fan of short stories. Now that I know he reads them himself, it’s going on my library request list. Thanks!

  • Kat

    Anything in Kidsilk is Oh My-worthy! Wow! But all that knitting looks so lovely! Great books as always! I might have even added a couple to my “read list”!!

  • Patty

    Those are some really nice projects! I love the orange Mirage! I’m listening to Prince of Tides. Boy oh boy does Pat Conroy have a way with words.

  • Margene

    Your group has some really beautiful knitting in the works. I’d like to listen to Tom Hank’s book more out of curiosity than any other reason. I’m rereading Autumn for my book group and listening to The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (so far so good).

  • Debbie

    I enjoy seeing what everyone in your knitting group is working on! I’ve been to the Holy Land and can see why Lemon Tree is such an important book, I think I’ll add it to my ever growing TBR list!

  • Honore´

    i do so enjoy Tom Hanks so I’m adding his audio book to my ” q-ue-ue,” for sure. It’s always fun to see what others are kntting/stitiching…thanks for sharing.

  • Carole

    I love that look around the table at what everyone is knitting! You know, I never read more than one book at a time so you reading 3 at once just blows my mind!

  • Kym

    Your knitting group friends knit such beautiful things! What a treat! 🙂 (You must all be constantly inspired by one another.) I love Brene Brown. XO

  • karen

    oh! friend knitting 🙂 love when you do this photo shot. Looks like everyone is knitting wonderful projects and I have an urge to cast on something new.