I’m still on A Girl of the Limberlost which was Silje’s Christmas book. I’ve cried twice, now. The amazing thing about this book is that I’m not crying from sadness (yet…I don’t know how it ends). I’m crying from beauty. Very, very few authors can make you cry because something is so beautiful. It goes beyond excellent storytelling. This is storytelling at the highest artisan level.
This is the best book ever. I simply cannot recommend it highly enough. I keep looking up at Silje and saying, “Oh my goodness this is so good. I cannot put it down!” Then she just smiles and said “I told you!!” A book that spans generations with people of all ages being effected by it? That my friends is the definition of a classic.
My color work project using Brooklyn Tweed has reached the 6-8 inch simmer. (The point in all of my designs, right around 6-8 inches deep when I second guess everything about the design. So I pause and rethink it all. This process can take anywhere from 1 day to 8 months.)
Fortunately, my “Nade” sweater, as I think I’m naming it, made from squishy, heavenly, cashmere-blend Plucky yarn is finally out of the thinking stage. The front and back have been done awhile, but the sleeves have been simmering, as I did not like how it was turning out in the stitch pattern I had swatted out. So in the end, I picked a super simple eyelet stitch for the sleeves, and this first sleeve is knitting up like a dream. I could knit with this yarn for the rest of my life and die happy. Seriously. I am worried my design is not doing the yarn justice. We shall see.
Linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along.