Today’s segments include: drafting, fully drafted, lit review, summer reading, and noteworthy. Pull out your knitting and let’s knit together!
Lilli Pilli by ambah in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga colorways Love Bug, Grey Scalloped Bar Butterfly, and Goldenrod spider, on size 6/4.0mm 32″ signature circular.
CAL Baby Blanket by Lisa Richardson in Bugga! on a size 3.75mm addi swing crochet hook.
Spinning Into the Whirled Superwash merino colorway on my Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. I was going to spin long draw next, but instead decided to spin sock yarn. Spinning merino is hard!
Spinning Into the Whirled BFL colorway Eureka on my Bosworth midi spindle.
Spinning Into the Whirled Corriedale colorway Flounce on my Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. I’m spinning from the fold for the first time.
Lit Review: Finished reading
YA Fiction: Boys don’t knit (in public) by T.S. Easton
What a lovely, light, little book! It was also fun to read something comical from the perspective of a male protagonist. Delightful characters, and I really enjoyed the knitting bits. I gave it 3 stars on goodreads. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
“The first rule of knit club is nobody talks about knit club. The second rule of knit club is no fair isle sweaters.”
“In knitting club last night Mrs. Hooper showed us how to design a pattern and how to write it in such a way that is can be followed by others. It’s a little like machine code, a programming language… The girls looked a little blank… they’re not a bunch of total nerds like I am.”
“And this is what happens when I’m knitting, I stop worrying about everything else; only the next stitch matters. And yet, even then I need to have that complete pattern in the back of my mind. I need to know there is a pattern.”
“Anyway, the big news is that the Knitwits! podcast girls are here! I’m starstruck. I saw them interviewing someone earlier. Must try and work up the courage to go introduce myself. Maybe they’ll interview me!”
Up next: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. This one is also young adult, and it is Juanita’s summer read for summer 2015.
Audio: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I ended up giving this book 4 stars on goodreads. I loved it up until the last few hours, and if the ending was better, I would have given it 5 stars. I preferred the parts from Ifenmelu’s perspective, especially the bits about her blog and race in America.
Up next: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. This is our July book club book.
Summer Reading: Quiet by Susan Cain, Chapter 3: When Collaboration Kills Creativity. What success or failure have you had working in groups and working alone?
Noteworthy: SSK is coming soon! I may or may not record next week, and then I will record at SSK, but I won’t post until I get back. Have a great couple of weeks, see you soon!