Jumping back in again today (which makes three days in a row in case you’re not counting 😉 ) to share things in process on the knitting and reading front. I do love that Kat provides us this weekly check-in to keep Ravelry and Goodreads up-to-date. Thank you, Kat!
First up, the knitting. I started another pair of socks for my mom and Joy is still providing joy! This is the second pair of socks I’m trying with a German wool/nylon blend yarn and I am in love with it. The patterning is so much fun and it feels great. I checked out the website where I ordered it and was delighted to see there are EIGHT different colorways.
The progress on Joy has slowed because I really want to finish Love Note while it’s still cold enough to wear it! (apologies to all my local peeps for maybe wishing we’d have chilly weather at least through next weekend … and I promise I’m not wishing for snow!)While I met up with a friend for coffee this afternoon, I finished the neck (the sweater begins with a provisional cast-on and you pickup from there, do a decrease round and then the ribbing. I LOVE that it makes all the finished edges match) and started the first sleeve. Thankfully, the yarn is light as air, so turning the sweater four times every round isn’t too hard. (gah! I want the sleeves to be 13″ long … I’m not even going to calculate how many turns that is!)
On the reading front, I finished a delightful book (which I highly recommend as a palette cleanser or a fun pick-me-up you can finish in an afternoon) … and started re-reading Emma. well, re-listening. because Elizabeth Klett’s narration is a treat. (also, knitting. sleeves!) Goodreads says this is my third time with the book and I know I’m going to love it the best of all of Austen’s novels by the time I finish. I’m just a few chapters in and I’m already smiling about just how snarky she can be … and how awful Emma is! I have plans to see the new movie and I must finish the book before I do.
I’m slowly making my way through the rest of these books. Wild Mercy is for small group and we plan to finish it up in March. Book Woman is for March’s church bookclub, which I’ll miss. Grounded is hibernating for now because I’m devoting my morning time to this list for Lent. I’m savoring Don’t Overthink It a chapter or two at a time. I have a pre-release e-copy and cannot wait to get my hands on the actual book next week. My sister and I have tickets to see Anne in person on March 14. I plan to take my paper copy, with all the notes and highlights for Anne to sign!
Of course through all of this, I’m also devoting a bit of brain space to what’s coming next. Update coming soon!
Linking up with Kat and friends. and I’d love to know what new book(s) you’re excited to read this spring. maybe I’ve missed one on my TBR?