I'm joining Kat & the Unravelers today to share what I'm knitting and reading...
Between The World and Me is a pretty short listen. This one is in the queue:
So You Want to Talk About Race is by Ijeoma Oluo, her IG account linked in yesterday's post. This book is narrated by Bahni Turpin, so the audio was a no-brainer (I didn't even have to sample it).
On my nightstand:
I've picked up Centering again, having finished Sarah Read's The Bone Weaver's Orchard (you may recall that Sarah is a knitter-neighbor-librarian friend), which I enjoyed quite a lot... it was "horror," but I could sleep at night. Heh.
Wild Game is on the way... it's the Bonny, Carole & Kym's READ WITH US summertime read. It sounds like a page-turner and ought to be interesting. I expect to see some (maybe a lot) of my mother in the story, and likely a little of myself, too.
I finished Romi's Mystery Shawl last week.
More details on my Ravelry project page.
And then I plunged into my "baby blanket" version of the Safe At Home blanket.
A row of roof-less houses right now. I made a mistake with the windows of the first two houses (on the right), making them a stitch too short, but I'm leaving that. So far, the hardest thing is remembering to wind off some extra for under the windows before I begin knitting a new house. I'm excited to finish this row (including roofs & skies) because Row 2 is where I really begin to make it my own, and I can't wait to see whether it works.
Nice start to your little "neighborhood" there. Pretty sure those windows mean it isn't a little cookie cutter subdivision, but handmade.
Posted by: Robby H. | 03 June 2020 at 06:41 AM
I'll admit I saw a fair amount of my mother in Wild Game which made it relatable but also a little difficult. Love your little houses and the fact that they are not all exactly the same!
Posted by: Carole | 03 June 2020 at 06:53 AM
I cannot WAIT to see how you make the little houses your OWN! (Which, I think, begins with accepting that not all the windows need to be uniform. . . ) It's going to be such a sweet little knit! XO
Posted by: Kym | 03 June 2020 at 08:14 AM
We all agree - no worries about the windows. Houses are different. I can't wait to see you your make this your own too. Your shawl looks gorgeous.
Posted by: Vera | 03 June 2020 at 09:24 AM
Gorgeous shawl, great reads, and your houses are simply wonderful!
Posted by: Bonny | 03 June 2020 at 12:00 PM
Your mystery shawl is gorgeous-love the colors. I'm listening to When Life gives your Pears: Jeanne Gaffigan. Next up Blue Jeans and Coffee beans.
Posted by: Robin | 03 June 2020 at 12:58 PM
Houses are all different as are the people who live in them, looking forward to seeing yours.
Posted by: eileen | 03 June 2020 at 03:56 PM
I adore your 'neighborhood' blanket!! We always think a subdivision with all the same cookie cutter houses is pretty boring, so this was planned I'm sure!
Posted by: steph | 03 June 2020 at 04:33 PM
oh I LOVE those little houses and congratulations on the MKAL finish!!
Posted by: Mary | 03 June 2020 at 05:15 PM
Your houses are so cute! I'm glad to hear you've been doing so much good reading.
Posted by: Sarah | 04 June 2020 at 06:16 AM
I loved Between the World and Me! So much to think about in that small little book!
And, I love that Macro May shot! :)
Posted by: Kat | 04 June 2020 at 07:18 AM
The mystery shawl looks beautiful. Such pretty colors. I like houses with a little bit of an individual flare - no worries - they look great.
Posted by: Jane | 04 June 2020 at 02:19 PM
I read your first two books when they came out. Both are required reading (as are many other books on race). There is SO much to learn! I'm knitting the TTL Mystery and I LOVE my Romi shawl. It's been awhile since I knit a Mystery and they were just what I needed this year. I love your houses blanket. The colors are so whimsical and fun!
Posted by: Margene | 07 June 2020 at 09:45 AM