Unraveled Wednesday, 7/22/20.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

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The In Threes sweater is coming along nicely, albeit with the occasional unraveling. I bound off the sleeve caps on Monday night. If all goes well I shall be able to show you an FO next week.

I found a home for the two BSJs and this sweater! Our library is having a silent auction in August and is soliciting items for baskets. Perfect! I now plan to make a hat and/or booties to match the blue newborn BSJ and a hat to match the tricolor one. Those additions should make the sweaters appealing as shower gifts.

Reading.

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A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang. This book was for my book group that met last week. It is a murder mystery set in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic. It’s kind of a cozy but not quite; but it is not a procedural either. I found it… okay. 2-1/2★

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The Address Book by Deirdre Mask. This one is tangentially about racism, in that not giving certain areas any addresses is a way to erase the people that live there. When we were in South Africa I was amazed that the townships were not on the road maps. And, of course, once one is in a township, there are no addresses. The book explores many other aspects of addressing. I’m about 3/4 of the way through, and am finding it progressively less fascinating. Good book, though. 3★

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Watching.

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Cowspiracy on Netflix. A friend whose daughter is a vegan told me about this one. Did you know that agribusiness, particularly animal husbandry and the dairy industry, generates far more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry with its fossil fuels? Watching this made me think I should become at least a vegetarian. Realistically, that’s not going to happen, but I can move in that direction. Meat as a condiment. 4★

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Jessica Jones on Netflix. Remember how I took a break from watching Daredevil because it was too brutal and giving me a nightmare? I went back to Jessica Jones, another Marvel superhero series; I watched season 1 a couple month ago. It is much less violent, although equally dark. Decent knitting watching. 3★

 

 

 

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Hamilton(!) A friend called last week to tell me she had signed up with Disney Plus so she could watch Hamilton, and did we want to come have dinner and watch it? I said YES so fast it made her head spin. We watched the first ~1/3 on Saturday night, then we were all too tired to watch the rest. Last night we finished it, watching the formation of the government and Hamilton’s later life. I have been singing, “Alex-an-der Ham-il-ton” ever since Saturday. 5★

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9 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 7/22/20.

  1. gayle says:

    I adore Hamilton! I’ve listened to the cast album literally a hundred times (thanks, Prime!) and love the film! (Haven’t watched it a hundred times yet, but working on it!)

  2. Ooh, a new sweater! And great idea on adding hats to the BSJs to make them better shower gifts. (Not that a homemade sweater isn’t already a great gift!)

    Hamilton is such a great show. Watching the film of it and watching it live were such different experiences, too. I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the film as much since we’ve already seen it live, but it was totally different to get the close-ups on their faces. (Plus… that cast. I saw good actors live on stage, don’t get me wrong. But the original production had such amazing talent.)

  3. Diane Nelson says:

    I’ve got tickets through Luck Community Ed August 2021 – Gotta survive this pandemic and hopefully it’s under control enough so it will be able to run at the Orpheum in Mpls. Fingers crossed.

  4. Rhonda says:

    After reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I concluded that the only meat I should eat is what I hunted. Well that isn’t happening. The Covid scare in meat packing plants has moved me towards vegetarianism, with the help of Meez Meals which I order online. I didn’t know how to cook vegetarian meals and was too lazy to learn. This makes it easy and delicious.

  5. Kat says:

    Hamilton!! So.Much.Fun!!

  6. Jane says:

    Your In Three’s looks like a fall sweater. That’s a fun pattern to knit. And yes, I did know about the connection between agribusiness and the environment. The other thing to look at are the breast cancer statistics in relation to dairy consumption. We gradually have switched to a vegetarian diet and I have never felt better. We still do eggs and some dairy but I have cut back on both of those too.

  7. Lisa says:

    Your sweater looks great! I enjoyed cowspiracy and if you want to watch another good one, Forks over Knives is really good. I am pescatarian so I eat fish, dairy, and eggs, but no other meat. I would like to go vegan one day too. It has been wonderful so far. I want to watch Hamilton, I have heard a lot of good things.

  8. that red sweater is so so beautiful! I have yet to get into the HAMILTON show, but I’m sure I will at some point. My adult kids LOVE it

  9. kimsdee says:

    Krysten Ritter is a big-league knitter/knit designer. Another reason to watch. . .

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