Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday. Come join us!
The BSJ is done except for the buttons, which arrived yesterday but are not sewn on yet. The buttons are coming from Etsy and are a simple translucent blue. Because the tonal yarn makes the sweater so visually busy, I opted for simple buttons. I think I might do another BSJ soon to cement the pattern in my head.
My next project, the knitting to be interspersed* with the colorblock BSJ, will be the In Threes child sweater in Rowan Silk Cotton. Before I start, though, I am testing the yarn to see if it can safely be machine-washed in cold water. If it does not survive that test I will need to find another use for the yarn. In my opinion, giving a mother a child’s garment that must be hand-washed is downright cruel.
The Twelfth Card by Jeffrey Deaver. This was a Lincoln Rhyme procedural. Deaver does fewer of his legendary plot twists in this one. It was okay. 3✭.
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe. I found this among the books in the Kindle app on my iPad. At least half of those books landed there unbeknownst to me; pretty sure I never bought this one. When I saw how many unread books there were I decided to start at the beginning and Read.Them.Up., kinda like my effort to knit up my stash. The first book in the alphabetical list was The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, and I did not feel up to that. (Amazon now tells me that the paperback version is only 168 pages, so I bet I could handle it.) Anyway. The Beach House was the second book in that Kindle list and I read it. Not quite chick lit, but close; pretty shallow, imho, and totally not relevant in these days of the coronavirus and unrest. 2✭.
Today is Smokey’s birthday. We are going to this animal park. “I’ve lived here for 30 years and, given how much I love animals, it is a tragedy that I’ve never been there,” he said. And so we — and our masks — go!
* I plan to alternate between the BSJ and the child’s sweater because the Rowan Silk Cotton is harsh on the hands. If I knit straight through on the sweater it would wear a chasm in my left index finger.