Today I’m joining along with Ginny at Small Things for this week’s yarn along, sharing what I’m knitting and reading.
Life has been a little, well, full lately. I’ve been dealing with a fair amount emotionally, namely a bit of winter depression (which I get every single year, gosh darn it) and my mom’s cancer progression. Chemo has been really hard on her…her hair is starting to fall out, I have to go over to her apartment and help shave her head tomorrow. Anyways, I didn’t really mean to fall off the face of the earth. I’m learning to be easier on myself and sometimes things just have to go for a bit. Not that it’s been all bad, there’s been a lot of good over the last couple months too.
I have, however, been knitting up a storm! Knitting helps keep me centered, I always turn to it more during tough times. I’ve been working on 5 different projects off and on for the last couple of months so I thought I’d just share all of them today.
That picture makes it look like a hot mess, but it’ll be really nice once it’s finished and blocked. I’m 1 row away from finishing the 4th clue – I got a bit delayed. Almost 80% done. I love the colors. That deep red isn’t something I ever would have chosen normally but I love it with the pearly grey.
My First Entrelac:
My favorites to work on have been the mystery knit along shawl, Lucy’s tunic and Lincoln’s sweater, which I suppose is why they’re the farthest along. I went to the yarn store today and got yarn for 2 more projects, heaven help me!
I’ve been reading The Orchardist; the writing style is really unique. I love that it’s set in the Pacific Northwest and the descriptions of the landscape. It’s been disturbing at times, but I love historical fiction. I just finished The Kitchen House as well. As good as that one was, and as good as this one is so far, I think I need a more cheery/heartwarming read next. Maybe less about the human condition, less dark.
I’d love to hear some recommendations!