Unraveled Wednesday, 11/25/20.

Joining Kat and friends on Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

Knitting is supposed to be fun. But since I decided to finish the two afghans, in progress since 2015, my knitting has ground slowly to a stop. Making the latest BSJ revived it somewhat, but it lost its appeal as soon as I started on the I-cord bindoff, simply because it is so slow.

New resolution: pack [at least one] of the afghans away for awhile and instead, start a fun project. Those two skeins of fingering weight that are so pretty are destined for a Hitchhiker, which should restart my engines.

But first I must finish the BSJ. It is soooo close to being done.

Reading.

The Greenlanders has fallen by the wayside. I picked up eight (8!) books I had ordered from the library, so I am marching through those with glee.

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham. Grisham has redeemed himself in my mind with his last two books. The couple before that were dreary and dull. This one is up to standard. The plot involves a 16-year-old boy who shoots his mother’s abusive boyfriend with whom they are living. The fly in the defense is that the victim is a popular local deputy. Of course, the reader knows that the lawyer will win the defense case, but the author makes the trip interesting. 3.5★

The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves; #5 in the Vera Stanhope series. Marching my way through this series. A fun read, even though — as usual — the killer is a complete surprise. 3★

Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves; #6 in the series.

Ditto.

The Deep, Deep Snow by Brian Freeman.

I started reading Freeman’s books when my book club went to see him speak. He has a series with a Duluth, MN, police lieutenant, Jonathan Stride that I have read and enjoyed. This book is a stand-alone, but no less enjoyable. My only quibble was that in spite of the title and the fact that a significant part of the plot takes place in winter in northern Minnesota, I never got the real chill of that place. (If you want to feel it, read… oh, crap I cannot remember the name of the book and it apparently was not written by the author I remember. Or read Snowblind by P.J. Tracy.) 3★

Watching.

The Crown on Netflix. I intended to watch the new season, but apparently I clicked on season one. So I decided watch the whole series again from the beginning. Such a good show. 5★

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4 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 11/25/20.

  1. gayle says:

    I just started watching the new season of The Crown – the goodness continues! It’s a harder watch, though, with the loathsome Thatcher and the doomed Diana making their debuts. (Both very well played. The casting in this show has been phenomenal!)
    I’ve found knitting to be a struggle recently, too, but crochet continues to chug along. I’ve made a ton of afghans in the last year…

  2. Ellen D. says:

    Just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

  3. That sounds like a good knitting plan! If it’s not making you happy, it’s time to work on something else. I hope the Hitchhiker is fun! I don’t think I’ve ever knit one of those.

  4. Oh do let yourself Enjoy the knitting . Finish the one blanket and cast on another shawl. It will be something wonderful to work on during some tough days. Im thankful for you and your blog! We did lost Alex this year. I think of you on Jeopardy with such pride! Im glad that Ken Jennings, such a kind seeming man, is taking the show for the interim. Happy Thanksgiving

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