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I’m sorry to be posting Yarn Along late! Giuseppe and Little Ollie were neutered yesterday and it was a very full day. Giuseppe is doing just fine, but Ollie needs a little extra attention for a few days while he heals up because his surgery was a bit more invasive. The poor thing has to wear the cone of shame.
I am still knitting on my Antarktis shawl but nearing the end! I am planning to cast on a cardigan for myself next and I am anxious to finish this up and get started on that.
I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in July. Maya Angelou bravely lays her story out there for the reader in a straightforward yet beautiful way. It was one of the best memoirs I’ve read and I definitely recommend it. I absolutely fell in love with her and now have several more of her books on hold at the library. However, she describes serious abuses that she experienced as a child, and I chose to skip those pages because I couldn’t bear to read about it. (I mention this so that you are aware and can do a little investigating on your own beforehand if you choose to read it.)
I started a new book a few days ago called Growth of the Soil. It’s a Nobel Prize winner that I only recently became aware of. So far it reads to me like a “Ginny” book for sure. It makes me think a little of Giants in the Earth which I loved. I think my reading has been a little all over the place recently and it feels good to be reading a dark pioneer tale. My favorite!