Unraveled Wednesday, 6/17/20.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

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The BSJ is nearly done. If I hadn’t had to tink/frog back so many times I could have knit two of them.

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When I laid the BSJ out for its photo, it became apparent that there was something funky going on with the increases after picking up 10 st on each side. User error: I thought that 20+13=43. And I didn’t understand about how the increases were supposed to make a new corner, not continue the corner that began at the armpit. Behold! Learn from my mistakes!

Having nearly finished the BSJ, I am debating what to cast on next. Candidates are, in order of likelihood:

  • Knit a child sweater using the Rowan RYC Silk Cotton that has been marinating in my stash for about a gazillion years since 2011. I will use the In Threes pattern and make the largest size in order to use up this yarn. One of the skeins is a slightly different color; I plan to use it for the garter ridges, my theory being that the different texture will camouflage the color difference.
  • Pick up my fingering-weight Boxy again and figure out if I really did screw up the decreases like I suspected. If so, I plan to frog back to the garter stitch hem and continue. Miles of stockinette is quite appealing right now.
  • Pick up my Fairfield sweater and try to finish it. Both sleeves and the back are done to the armholes. It might just be possible to finish it before cold weather.
  • Forget the knitting for a few days and embroider my denim shirt. It already has three knitting patches on it, and I am feeling embroidery-inspired. This is the shirt I throw on in the spring, summer, and fall when I am a little chilly.

Reading.

book the force

The Force by Don Winslow. I requested this one from the library back in the days before the murder of George Floyd. When I finally picked it us and started to read, it became more and more uncomfortable with every turning page. The novel is about an elite police division in New York City that has a high solve rate… that they accomplish by not always bothering with the rules. When I put it down after about page 20 the protagonists were discussing whether it was a good time to start moving the megaton of heroin they had seized from a drug dealer. 0✭.

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book chestnut man

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The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup. A good police mystery set in Denmark. I kept going to Google Maps to figure out where everything was happening; apparently I have a need to know the geography of any book I am reading. Good plot line, moderate character development, a red herring or three, properly heart-stopping denouement. 3✭

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audio land of laughs

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The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll. I have been listening to this roughly forever for several weeks and still there is more. As much as I admire Neil Gaiman as a person and creative genius, apparently I do not share his taste in books. This one is okay, but I recommend it only half-heartedly. Intriguing plot, mildly interesting characters. 2✭

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And now for your daily dose of coronavirus humor

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Walking through the entire supermarket after insisting I do not need a cart:

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5 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 6/17/20.

  1. gayle says:

    I can identify with that beaver…

  2. Kat says:

    That beaver, lol. (and cute BSJ!)

  3. My kids loved subtitles though!

  4. Jayne says:

    I would keep going with the Fairfield as that is a lovely pattern. And I love the colour you are knitting it in. I know what you mean with the BSJ. The first one I knit was not the best! I think you need to knit it once to see how it all comes together and then it will be easy the next time.

  5. I loved the part of the BSJ where you fold it up and see the magic happen!

    I love all the “closed” signs! I can’t decide if my favorite is the one about lent, or the one saying the strippers are clothed… 😉

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