Unraveled Wednesday – Week 44 of 2020

Week 44! We are getting startlingly close to week 52, aren’t we?

Wednesdays are my favorite blogging day of the week – Kat at As Kat Knits hosts Unraveled Wednesdays – where a fantastic group of knitters and readers gather to share their current projects. If you’re looking for loads of inspiration, look no further! This week I’m sharing two finished books, a finished sock, and progress on my handsewing project.

Finished Reading This Week:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
This was an audible deal of the day last week so I snapped it up based on the author’s name recognition. Two half-sisters – one living in the Dominican Republic and the other in NYC – have no idea that the other exists until the death of their father. They find their way through grief to each other and begin to put the pieces together. I really enjoyed this on audio and am now looking forward to reading more of this author’s work.

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Talk about a cozy setting! In 1913, Laura’s husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library — and they live in an apartment there with their children! Laura dreams of being a journalist, but it’s not easy for a woman in that time period to pursue her own passions. The second storyline is about Sadie, Laura’s granddaughter, who works at the NYPL in the 90s. She’s been promoted to curator for an exhibit and things start to go missing. As she’s investigating, she learns more about her family’s tragic past within those beautiful stone walls. Just a heads up, this one gets close to being Rated R!

I feel like I have to warn you: I haven’t updated Goodreads in at least a month, so my next update is going to be long and annoying. I apologize in advance if we’re friends there. My plan is to do it early on Saturday morning and I hope no one will notice.

Stitching This Week:

I’m doing the happy dance because I finished the third quadrant on my Scrumptious Hexies Quilt! Tonight I need to baste more white hexies in order to finish the fourth quadrant and the bottom. Once I’m finished with the background, then I’ll have to take a peek into the box of fabric that I cut for this quilt (which was a lot) and see what sort of border I can put together. I think it’s possible for me to finish this year — the end is in sight!

I finished the heel on my sock last Wednesday after our last gathering. The afterthought heel is brilliant – I think I’ve found my new go-to sock construction. I haven’t cast on for the second sock yet, but I’ll let you know when the fancy strikes!

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to get caught up with all of you – I am behind on blogs again. I’m going to start catching up this morning!


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  1. Your hexie quilt is so beautiful, it makes me want to start making one too! How big is it now? This quilt will be a treasure for you. In the years to come, you’ll look at it and wonder how you had time to make this treasure with young children in the house! Happy stitching!

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    1. Thank you! I’m not sure how big it is, but I’ll be sure to share that bit of info in next Wednesday’s post. The benefit to handsewing right now is that the quilt keeps me warm while I’m working on it!


  2. Argh, I have to update Goodreads, too! That’s on my list for later today (especially if I’m going to put up an Unraveled Wednesday blog post later). The hexi quilt is looking really stunning — I’m just amazed by how quickly you’re making progress on it!

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    1. I found Lions to be preachy in several spots, which I didn’t like. I’m a stay at home mom and love it — it didn’t seem like the author would approve of my life. But overall – I loved the setting and the mystery. Family secrets always get me!


  3. First, WOW Katie … so many hexies!! Second, I also added Clap When You Land because I love Elizabeth Acevedo. Her writing is brilliant and her narration is art. Reading your description made me wonder if you’ve read Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow? I just finished it (on audio) this afternoon and there are definitely similarities in plot points. I picked up The Witches at the library today *hands waving emoji*

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    1. I haven’t read Silver Sparrow, but saw that it was “included” with my Audible account (is this a new feature??) and have downloaded it. Thanks for the recommendation! Clap When You Land was beautiful – I hope you love it!

      And yes – SO MANY HEXIES. Lol.

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      1. Silver Sparrow IS part of the new Audible offering (came out a few months back and it’s included with the membership we have) … I’m not sure how they’re determined which books are part of that – seems a real mix of old/new tittles. My sister was happy to add two Chanel Cleeton’s, too.

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      2. I’m thrilled that audible is including other titles. It makes the membership feel more worthwhile. I enjoyed the first two Chanel Cleeton books about Cuba. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the third, but will probably borrow it from the library anyway!


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