Hello friends and Happy Wednesday! I am delighted to be back here (fully in the Eastern Time Zone) sharing an update about what I’m making and reading. The making piece of this story has roots in Bristol and that makes me happy, too! The last Sunday I was there I checked Instagram with my morning tea and saw this post from Melissa (of Espace Tricot, my new-favorite LYS … sadly not all that L, but still). Of course morning tea time in Bristol is middle-of-the-night at home, but the internet is 24/7 and I promptly bought the pattern, found my size, and ordered the yarn. In the same colors that Melissa chose. The pattern is Joji’s latest sweater – Super Simple Summer Sweater.
I cast on last week. Here’s where I am as of right now. Super Simple for sure!
I was knitting at Starbucks over the weekend and the sweater saw this seasonal milestone.Yep, the first one! (In my defense, it was September 1st) Also, it was 95 degrees here this afternoon. Only in the comfort of my home (or Starbucks) would I be knitting, let alone wearing a worsted weight long-sleeved pullover. So … Summer might be pushing it. The yarn is a 50/50 wool/cotton blend. I could be wearing this for Fall/Winter/Spring here. I like to think, though, that Joji will be enjoying her sweater for Spring and Summer.
Meanwhile, I named my Ravelry project Copy Cat 😉
And now on to books – y’all – I am reading two right now – and they are both marked Currently Reading in Goodreads. #babysteps.
On my Kindle, I have Kingdom of the Blind, which I’m pretty sure anyone who reads my blog knows is the Gamache book that everyone read months ago and loved and the one that precedes the one that Louise Penny released yesterday. What can I say – I was waiting to read this one until the new one came out and and I love that I had that much self-control 😉
In my ears, I have Bruce Deel telling me the story of City of Refuge (Trust First). Between that sleeve and this book, I almost didn’t make it here today. Bruce’s story is powerful – there’s hope, redemption and surprisingly good writing. I’m also really enjoying his narration (note – if you have issues with a southern country accent, this isn’t the version you should pick up). I’ve ugly cried three times today. These stories are going to stick with me … and I am hoping I can find a meaningful path to contribute some of my time, talent, or treasure to this remarkable organization.
Linking up with Kat … and looking forward to checking in with y’all about the making and the reading!