Hello lovely people! Hope everyone is doing well. I haven’t been doing too much knitting or reading lately, but I figured I’d stop in and link up with Kat over at As Kat Knits to share some updates. My last two posts were scheduled so it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve checked in.
There hasn’t actually been too much happening on the knitting front lately. I think after finishing 4 projects in June I just needed a bit of a break! I also have a lot of feelings about the whole Ravelry change and knitting was reminding me of that and stressing me out. But I’ve been doing a bit better and moving past that. I implemented a 30 minute Instagram time block each day and it’s actually been super helpful for me. I need to buckle down and finish my Wispy Crown test knit socks – those are due the 15th so that will be my focus! The last clue of the Through the Loops MKAL is out, and I’m hoping to maybe finish that this weekend, just about on time with everyone else (though I’m sure people are already done!!)
You can see from the picture above that I’ve started Things that Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett. I’m not even a chapter in, but I’m enjoying his unique perspective. I also finished Different Strokes, which was about the Black experience in tennis. I really enjoyed this book as well. It did a good job of presenting the entire world of tennis and how and why the amazing success of the Williams sisters didn’t necessarily translate to other Black athletes having the same success. It was critical of the systemic issues in the USTA while also coming from a place of respect for the sport. Today, the book above, See No Stranger arrived. I was VERY confused when it did, as I do not remember ordering it. It was delivered to my old address (where I haven’t lived since November) so who knows how long it’s been trying to get to me. I think what might have happened was in very early November, I went to a church event where the author of this book was speaking. I remember really liking what she had to say. I think I must have gone on the website and ordered the book (I think maybe there was a discount code), not realizing it hadn’t been released yet. The publish date was June 16th. So I would have put in my old address since I figued it would arrive in November (I was checking mail at the old place until Dec 1). So yay surprise books!