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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Unraveled Wednesday.

Not everything has been going my way lately, but thank goodness, the knitting and reading are not letting me down. Since last Thursday, I've started two of those spring cardigans. The sleeve-as-swatch has dried and I think it's going to work out fine. and the purple Quick Sand has really kept me entertained.

I'm a huge fan of the design, which Heidi has published for two gauges - Fine Sand (lightweight) and Quick Sand (heavier weight). This is my 4th time knitting it (1, 2, 3, 4), so it feels really comfortable - and rather than put all the stitches onto waste yarn to try it on before separating the sleeves, I simply measured it against its three cousins. It looked good ... but this morning I was thinking the gauge was maybe big?! ... so I put all the stitches on waste yarn and tried it on.

whew, right?! There is even a little part of me that thinks a new sweater is a reasonable tradeoff for laying low this week. (a very little part!)

On the reading front, I've finished a lot of books. I have a reading update planned for early April and I'll share more then, but for now,

The Great Alone - too much domestic violence to justify finishing
Winter - so good!
The Power - amazing!! recommending to any and everyone, especially the fierce young women
The Coffeehouse Mysteries - I picked this series up through Overdrive because it was available - I just finished listening to #2. Perfect ear candy for me right now. a little sex, a little mystery (I didn't figure out the murderer in either book - but that's not saying much) and a LOT of coffee (which is a very good thing for me). I also love that it's set in NYC.

Joining in with Kat and friends ... and hoping nothing important has unraveled for you!

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Blogger Carole said...

I always love some good book recommendations!

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

Knitting a pattern four times sounds like a resounding endorsement, and this one is as lovely as your other three! I might have to take a look at the Coffeehouse Mysteries; sometimes a little ear candy is just the thing.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

You've been busy!!! That purple is such a great shade. Can't wait to see the end result. Based on your words above, I just checked out one of the Coffeehouse Mysteries through Overdrive - "Billionaires Blend" - will let you know what I think.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger Kym said...

I love that shade of purple, Mary! It will be a great addition to your . . . other 3! ;-)

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

Thank-you for the books and that color purple is just lovely! (And here's to this week being over! Except for the Sara part of course.)

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

I'd say you are spending your "down" time in the very best way! Continue to feel/get better.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

That sweater is a very good start! And, The Power... omgosh...mind boggling, a bit terrifying, and it has sparked some of the most incredible conversations!

And, Winter... yes! So, so very good!

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger Penny said...

You are off to a lovely start, and that purple is such a pretty color! We are in agreement on the Kristin Hannah book as for the others I will have to check them out. : )

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

Your knitting looks good, your reading looks good, I hope you are feeling much better and back into life soon!!

Thursday, 29 March, 2018  
Blogger Debbie said...

That is such a nice shade of purple! Hope you continue to feel better!

Thursday, 29 March, 2018  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

I haven't done much knitting in the past week, spending more time stitching a quilt for Malina! That purple is so nice for spring!!

Thursday, 29 March, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

Oh pretty-glad you have some good reading in there too.

Friday, 30 March, 2018  

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