Unraveled Wednesday is hosted by Kat at As Kat Knits each week – a wonderful group of bloggers who gathers to share their current knitting projects and the books they’ve been reading. Please visit Kat and the other participants for a ton of inspiration! This week I’m sharing a few more finished books and a new knitting project.
Read This Week:
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo
I’m sad to say that this is the last book in the Mercy Watson series. This was so fun to read aloud! Mercy is a pig who lives at 54 Deckawoo Drive and loves toast with a great deal of butter. Butter tends to get her in a lot of trouble and every book is an adventure. The names in this series are a hoot and I hope DiCamillo decides to have a Mercy Watson revival and write more!
The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths
The best Ruth Galloway so far! This one had fun tie-ins with literature – Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit – and was probably the most compelling. Someone is kidnapping people – some are rough sleepers, while others are decidedly middle class. To complicate matters even more, the culprit is murdering the people trying to help with the investigation. And I must know – will Ruth and Harry ever get together?! (Don’t tell me if you know the answer!)
Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
A domestic memoir from Shirley Jackson, the scare queen? Yes, please! This book chronicles Jackson’s move from The City (NYC?) to rural Vermont in a desperate attempt to not become homeless with two children. I laughed out loud several times as I wrestled my own savages to be able to read a few sentences of this book throughout the evenings. Not an earth shattering contribution to domesticity, but still quite fun. 3 stars.
Knitted This Week:
More socks! I unearthed this Koigu KPPPM that I’ve had for about a decade and finally put it to use. I decided to use the Hermione Everyday Socks pattern (Ravelry link) because it’s been a very long time since I’ve tried a cuff down sock and wanted to tackle something different. This yarn isn’t a great match for this stitch pattern and I’m 100% okay with that. If I like the fit when I’m finished, I have other yarn that will work well and I’ll simply try again. Just keeping swimming, just keep swimming is something we sing often in our house, even while knitting through mistakes.
Dear friends, I plan to be back tomorrow with an update on my Stay At Home Round Robin quilt – I hope I’ll see you then. Enjoy your Wednesday!