Hello friends and yes, it’s Tuesday! I’ve never gotten the hang of scheduling posts, my tomorrow is full, and I want to share about the knitting, crocheting and reading … so Tuesday it is!
First up, the knitting. and the unraveling. Yesterday afternoon I was ready to start the ribbing on the body of Newleaf, on the smaller needle. Searching through my knitting bag, I found all my bigger needles and an empty bag for the smaller one. I got out my needle gauge and checked. and yep, I knit the entire body of the sweater on the smaller needle. ugh. ugh. ugh. I spent a few minutes wondering if it would block out. and then ripped out the last five days.
I had a lot of time today to knit and I have now worked through one of those balls.I am past the half-way point of getting back to where I was … and … I’m cautiously optimistic I’ll make only forward progress for the next two days and finish this sweater in time to wear it on the last chilly day of the season (Saturday … low in the 30’s). I hesitate to jinx myself. (and y’all – close readers might recall I ripped back the first Notice a few weeks back … completely different reason … still … this is more re-knitting for my own silly mistakes than I’ve done in years.)
Thankfully the crochet is progressing without issue.I am now past the halfway point of the last sequence. I have four more rows to go, and then two edges and it’s done. and there are still more than 70 days in #the100day project. I ordered yarn for a second afghan last week (comfy worsted from knitpicks) and it hasn’t shipped yet. So I’m rationing this afghan-to-finish … allowing myself just ONE row a day and TBD how the edging goes. #100daystofinishanafghan is going to become #100daystofinishTWOafghans (assuming my yarn arrives next week).
Good thing I have plenty of (re-)knitting to keep me away from the crochet.
On the reading front, I filled in three more squares this week.The inked titles are ones I’ve finished and the penciled ones are definite current/to-reads. I just started Daily Prayer this morning. Yep, it’s by a white guy, and it’s the only non-bookclub book by a white guy I’ve purchased this year. I knew I’d break my No White Guys rule at some point and I’m glad it was for this title (and I promise I would’ve purchased it even if it didn’t have such a beautiful cover!)
Meanwhile … I need a speculative fiction title – any and all recommendations welcome!
Please do visit Kat’s blog tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading) to check out what everyone else is up to. And know that I will be, too.