Unraveled – 11/20/19

Happy Wednesday! Wednesdays are for Unraveling with Kat at As Kat Knits – won’t you visit her to find other knitters and readers??

Reading

Last week I was struggling through One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow. I eventually finished it and can’t give it a ringing endorsement. It was about two families in the Wyoming Territory who were forced to rely on each other for survival one winter. I enjoyed the descriptions of life on the farm and the beautiful Wyoming landscapes, but I found it to really drag in a lot of places.

I finally started Plainsong! I’m only about 40 pages in so I can’t say much about it. I will say that I’m enjoying the brevity of words that Kent Haruf provides when compared to One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow!

I also started Lovely War by Julie Berry. I’m listening to this on audio and am nervous that I’ll never finish it because I don’t have a good track record with audiobooks lately! Its structure is interesting – they are stories told by Aphrodite to Hephaestus and Ares as she makes a case for love in the time of war. I’m getting a glimpse into WWI, which I don’t often get to see!

Knitting

I finished my Old Romance sweater!! My goals was to finish this by the end of 2019 and here I am – with time to spare! This was my fastest attempt at a sweater; I started it at some point in August and have finished in November. I’ve knitted two other adult sized sweaters, each of which has taken me at least a year. But I can thank the impeachment hearings for getting this finished. The baby napped about an hour for each of the hearings, so I was able to groove along while she snoozed.

I took these pictures yesterday afternoon, but last night I managed to weave in all of those ends, give it a nice warm bath, and lay it out to block. I hope to have some finished pictures by the time we meet again next week!

I still have 3/4 of a hank of the Malabrigo leftover, so I’ve decided to start a So Faded Pint Size for the baby. I’m using scraps leftover from previous projects, so it won’t be a perfect fade, but I don’t think my Baby Birdie will notice. I started it last night during the crazy late hearings and then all of the CNN analysis afterwards. I hope to have some progress pictures ready for next week!


And that’s it for me this week! Any tried and true toddler knitting patterns you’d like to share with me? Or any books you think I’d love? What are you reading right now?

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  1. I finished Lovely War last week. It really stuck with me and I’ve recommended it to a lot of my high school students. I agree–the construction of the story told from the gods was interesting.

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  2. Mmm I am going to look for Lovely War. It sounds intriguing and I enjoy reading about WW1. One of my favorite toddler sweaters – unisex and a free pattern – is Flax by Tin Can Knits. They published two versions – one worsted or dk (I can’t remember which) and a second – Flax Light – in fingering weight. In Threes is a cute little sweater for a little girl – With cap sleeves it goes quickly.

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    1. Thanks for those recommendations! I saw that the Flax sweaters are super popular on Ravelry! What a great way for me to use up some of my leftovers! And I just looked up In Threes – oh! That’s a cute one. It’s going on the list!!

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