Hello friends. It feels good to pause today to write about knitting and reading. I even have two stories about actual unraveling to share!
Here’s the knitting one. This is yesterday afternoon. That’s me upper left, surrounded by a lot of new-to-me knitting peeps at the virtual knit-along hosted by The Craftivist, a delightful yarn shop in Atlanta that I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting in real life. (Boy, I love these Zoom meet-ups!) It was a lot of fun! I was happily knitting along on Notice, and started the ribbing at the bottom of the body. oops. the K1/P1 pattern didn’t come out right. I counted. double. triple. yep. I was missing a stitch. and yep, I found it 90 rows back.
Well, it was bound to happen. Even though I’ve been knitting stockinette for weeks, I still managed to drop a stitch. 90 rows back. I ripped … unraveling one entire ball of yarn, and maybe four days of knitting? I was telling my sister about it today and we both agreed that’s maybe the only downside of straight stockinette. If there’d been a pattern, I would’ve noticed the missing stitch a lot sooner! Still. I’m back on track. and again, happily knitting that stockinette. This time, though, I’m going to be counting my stitches every so often just to be sure.
On the reading front, I haven’t really unraveled anything but my immediate TBR list. and for a very fun reason. My sister and I are huge fans of Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell – a delightful series set in Victorian England featuring an “intrepid adventuress” (and sometimes detective) named … Veronica Speedwell 😉 . The fifth book was just released last month and Deanna will be a guest on Anne Bogel’s Stay at Home Book Tour next Thursday evening. I’ve only read book one, so I have a little catching up to do! Karen’s already read book two, so I picked up that one on ebook … we have the next three on audio. Good thing I have a little knitting to keep me company!
Silver linings, folks … silver linings. I’ll take them wherever I can find them these days.
Has your unraveling revealed any silver linings lately? Do share!
Finally, I am planning to continue hosting our Sunday afternoon knit-ups for the foreseeable future. Here’s the info for this week’s meeting:
Topic: mere-et-filles meetup
Time: Apr 5, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 739 766 350
If anyone would like to join and is having trouble with Zoom, please let me know. All are welcome. All crafts are welcome. We’d love to see new faces!
As always, thank you to Kat for hosting this midweek meet-up. Hugs, friends.