Good morning, friends. Yesterday was an Opera Wednesday and much to our surprise, Manon is FIVE acts, with a run-time of over four hours. My best intentions to share an Unraveled Wednesday post fell apart when it was almost 6pm by the time I got home and walked the dog. So now I have the wonderful opportunity to join both Carole AND Kat with Three Things about my knitting and reading 🙂
Thing One. I am still not finished with Blaer.
Seaming sleeves, weaving in ends, picking up stitches and knitting button bands is all taking way longer than I thought it would. yikes, y’all. I’ve knit hundreds of sweaters and you’d think I’d know better. (or maybe I do and I’m just in denial?) Anyway, I have three more rows to knit and then I have to find buttons. and sew them on. I’m cautiously optimistic I’ll be wearing this by Saturday.
Thing Two. I finished, blocked and measured that pretty pink swatch.I wasn’t sure I wanted to knit a sweater at 6-1/2 stitches/9 rows to the inch, but my swatch measures perfectly and the yarn (Plucky Knitter Solo Fingering, a combination of merino and silk) is really nice at that gauge. So size 3 needles here I come!
Thing Three. The Book Festival in underway and I’ll be seeing Alice Hoffman on November 10!The book arrived yesterday and I think that gives me plenty of time to read it before the event. Thanks to Kym’s stunning review, I’m really looking forward to the reading … and the in-person meeting!
Wishing everyone a safe and treat-filled Halloween!