I started Romi's Mystery Shawl 2016 back in March — not right on time, but not too far behind. Late one evening, about half-way through Clue 2, I lost a couple of stitches off my needle… and set it down to fix on another day. This week, that day finally arrived, and now I'm set to begin Clue 3.
I'm happy to have my knitting mojo back, even just a little! For one thing, I'm trying to let a strained thumb heal, and knitting doesn't aggravate it as much as sewing. And for another, Kats' AKK Summer Knit-along – I'm sure you've heard of it by now — came along at just the right time with just the right kind of rules, along with the promise of cocktails & recipes.
So, here's what I'd like to accomplish this summer!
1) Romi’s Mystery Shawl 2016 (not so much a mystery anymore). Turns out, all I needed to do was tink back a couple of rows to get back on track! One must be in the right state of mind for that, though.
3) The LOLA (sweater) has been languishing a bit, for various reasons, but I discovered more of the same yarn in stash (plus another option) so any concern I may have had about running out is now gone!
4) My Green Bay Packers 2015 Scoreboard Cowl needs to be finished by the start of the season (or, at least, the first cold weather game)!
5) I’d signed up for Werifesteria but it was such a busy time that I’d never even chosen yarn. I still don't have any yarn picked out, but I really like how that shawl turned out, so I think I’d like to do that.
6) and maybe 7) Lastly (but certainly not least), there’s a new granddaughter to knit for! I’d like to knit a sweater for Gin for fall/winter. I recently purchased some SweetGeorgia Yarn “Party of Five” (worsted weight, "Snapdragon") so would like to use that for something like Elwood, and maybe knit another along the same lines for my Jün. I sort of flamed out on the baby knitting for him before he was even born, but I’m ready!!
I have already read more this year than I have in quite some time, and may even have a shot at BINGO this summer for Mary's Summer Book Bingo 2016! Here's my card (I am open to suggestions):
Audio books had been a struggle in the past, but something that I really wanted to conquer this year and, thanks to some good choices, I am now on my 6th* audio book and have even signed up for Audible!
I just finished listening to The Golem and The Jinni — which, had I known was almost 20 hours long, I might not have done (but one continues to learn) — and because it was so long and I finished so close to "summer," I have included on my card! Really, there is little to no hope that I'll fill the entire card and my most promising "Bingo" lines are the "B" column or the 2nd or 4th rows, anyway, each with their own problems, though!
A book "that scares you." I immediately thought of Stephen King. I've never read any of his books because… they scare me! They are also all 600+ pages, at least the ones I've seen (he's written a lot of books). Has he written any "short" books?
I seem to have a lot of pretty long books on my list.
And "a play." That is so completely NOT my genre. Any recommendations?
*I am currently listening to The Boston Girl (which may or may not be in the correct Bingo category) read by Linda Lavin — and if ever there was a book+narrator match made in heaven, it's that one!