Week 44! We are getting startlingly close to week 52, aren’t we?
Wednesdays are my favorite blogging day of the week – Kat at As Kat Knits hosts Unraveled Wednesdays – where a fantastic group of knitters and readers gather to share their current projects. If you’re looking for loads of inspiration, look no further! This week I’m sharing two finished books, a finished sock, and progress on my handsewing project.
Finished Reading This Week:
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
This was an audible deal of the day last week so I snapped it up based on the author’s name recognition. Two half-sisters – one living in the Dominican Republic and the other in NYC – have no idea that the other exists until the death of their father. They find their way through grief to each other and begin to put the pieces together. I really enjoyed this on audio and am now looking forward to reading more of this author’s work.
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Talk about a cozy setting! In 1913, Laura’s husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library — and they live in an apartment there with their children! Laura dreams of being a journalist, but it’s not easy for a woman in that time period to pursue her own passions. The second storyline is about Sadie, Laura’s granddaughter, who works at the NYPL in the 90s. She’s been promoted to curator for an exhibit and things start to go missing. As she’s investigating, she learns more about her family’s tragic past within those beautiful stone walls. Just a heads up, this one gets close to being Rated R!
I feel like I have to warn you: I haven’t updated Goodreads in at least a month, so my next update is going to be long and annoying. I apologize in advance if we’re friends there. My plan is to do it early on Saturday morning and I hope no one will notice.
Stitching This Week:
I’m doing the happy dance because I finished the third quadrant on my Scrumptious Hexies Quilt! Tonight I need to baste more white hexies in order to finish the fourth quadrant and the bottom. Once I’m finished with the background, then I’ll have to take a peek into the box of fabric that I cut for this quilt (which was a lot) and see what sort of border I can put together. I think it’s possible for me to finish this year — the end is in sight!
I finished the heel on my sock last Wednesday after our last gathering. The afterthought heel is brilliant – I think I’ve found my new go-to sock construction. I haven’t cast on for the second sock yet, but I’ll let you know when the fancy strikes!
Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to get caught up with all of you – I am behind on blogs again. I’m going to start catching up this morning!