Hello everyone and happy Wednesday. I hope everyone in the Northeast US is doing ok after Isaias. We had a lot of very large branches come down across the street from me, but miraculously none hit the power lines next to them! I never lost power for more than a few seconds, and while my internet was down last night it was back up this morning, so I’m feeling very lucky and grateful. On Wednesdays I link up with the folks over at As Kat Knits to talk about what I’m reading and knitting.
On the knitting front, no big surprises. I’ve continued to make a dent in my Ranch Coat, I’m now about 30% done with the knitting according to my Excel tracking. But now that’s taking a backseat to my new test knit. I got the yarn Monday and cast on yesterday. The yarn is beautiful- it’s the Merino Linen blend from Moondrake yarn. So far I like working with the yarn, it’s the first time I’ve worked with any linen content. It is a little bit splitty, it’s a single ply yarn and there are some strands of linen which come undone. I chose the colors “olive” and “rose quartz” which will make a nice low contrast top. The olive color on the website is distinctly green tinted, and in person this one isn’t, but I actually like this a lot better.
On the reading side, I’ve done a lot! I finished Good Omens Saturday, mostly because I wanted to watch the Amazon Prime series. I’ve watched the first couple episodes and I’m really liking it. Since then, I’ve also read a whole other book, called A Song Below Water, which I LOVED. It blended fantasy and the real life Black experience so perfectly. I feel like it would be easy when writing a modern day fantasy to just have it focused on the fantasy aspects, but these were real life teenagers with real life problems that were exacerbated by their fantasy-based ones. 5 stars! I found this book on Nicole’s blog – she has a ton of book lists and reviews! Next up for me is The Shadow of the Wind – I got this book probably 6 years ago when a friend moved away, and I am finally getting around to reading it!
What are you all knitting and working on this week?