Unraveled Wednesday, 8/5/20.

Joining Kat and friends today to talk about knitting and reading.

Knitting.

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Bootie #1 to go with the BSJ; the i-cord tie is still to come. It took me at least a week to knit this wee thing because it was not enjoyable. I had to flog myself to pick it up every evening.

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This is why it was not fun — it was like knitting with a porcupine. I chose to use DPNs because the foot was rectangular and switch to Magic Loop for the ankle. Bootie #2 is being done entirely with Magic Loop. It still is not as much fun as knitting usually is, being so small and fiddly. Percy was not sympathetic.

Reading.

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The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths. One of you mentioned reading the Ruth Galloway series. I remembered reading the first one, pictured left, a couple years ago and liked it. So I requested the first three books in the series, and finished the first one (again) last week. Much of the plot had fallen out of memory, although I did remember there was something bad about one of the characters. Looking forward to the next books in the series. 3★

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book janus stone

 

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths. Book two in the series. Sadly, it is largely a replay of book one with a different plot. The author uses the same suspense devices — protagonist alone in a spooky/dangerous place, ominous footsteps, mysterious breathing. Maybe if I hadn’t just finished the first book it wouldn’t have seemed so repetitive, but I had so it did. Since I already have book three I will read it; if the author doesn’t change it up, the rest of the series will be dead to me. 2★

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The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths. Happily, book three in the series was better. New perils, although the same kind of red herrings and surprise villain. I may continue the series. 3★

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Watching.

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We finished season 3 — final season — of Jessica Jones. Smokey figured out why I like the series: it’s essentially a detective story with a strong female lead. Yep, that’s it. 4★

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Radioactive on Amazon Prime. A movie of the story of Marie Curie, written and directed by Marjane Satrapi, author of the Persepolis graphic novels. Interesting, some stuff I didn’t know about Curie. 3★

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8 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 8/5/20.

  1. Ellen D. says:

    I have been reading the books by Elly Griffiths right now too. I have 4 in my reading pile to start after I finish “The Things We Cannot Say” by Kelly Rimmer. These were blog recommendations and I am enjoying them all. I will have to check out the Jessica Jones series on Netflix as I like detective stories. Thanks!

  2. gayle says:

    Jessica Jones is on my watchlist – I’ll bump it up a few places!
    I’ve never been able to figure out why knitting booties isn’t as much fun as it should be. I like knitting socks – aren’t booties theoretically just small socks? Doesn’t seem to work that way…

  3. Diane Nelson says:

    Putting Jessica Jones on my snuggle in list for winter

  4. I knit some blanket squares once that used DPNs like your baby bootie picture. It took me a while to get used to the prickly aspect of it. Maybe if the blanket had been for me I would have ended up switching to two circs or a magic loop, but since I was knitting squares for a friend (kind of a friendship blanket… she knit most of her own squares, but asked a few friends who knit to contribute a square or three. I thought the idea was really neat) I just knit them as the pattern called for… on DPNs. I hope you like knitting the second baby bootie better than the first!

  5. Kat says:

    I love that you are adding a “watch” review! Thank you!

  6. Thank you so much for being honest with that pattern. Because I WOULD have found that pattern immediately, but not now!

  7. Jane says:

    I have enjoyed the Ruth Galloway series. I love Ruth because she is a smart middle-aged woman who isn’t perfect. I also love the setting on the coast. When DPN’s are too long, I have a hard time knitting with them, let alone enjoying the project. I always think I can tough it out and then often give up and go buy another pair of shorter needles. The bootie is darling though.

  8. kmkat says:

    Ruth Galloway is golden. I just wish her narrator were a better writer.

    On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 7:01 PM kmkat & her kneedles wrote:

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