Unraveled Wednesday, 7/28/21.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

I sent off the blue hats today to the #HATNOTHATE project, fourteen in all. And I have four hats to start next year’s project; they are either not blocked or still damp or unfinished. This is such a fun project to knit for. Who among us does not like to knit hats?

The Big Red Blob was at a spot where I needed to do some math and measuring, which meant I couldn’t just pick it up when we sat down to watch TV. I had another pattern selected that would be small enough to be a carry-along project, but when I tried to grab the yarn — MC and CC — I couldn’t find the latter. So I grabbed some blue yarn and started another hat. That is the UFO mentioned above.

Reading.

Only I Can Fix It by by Carol Leonnig and  Philip Rucker. I am in the midst of this tome. The only thing I can say about it at this point has already been said widely: “[The atmosphere inside the White House] was worse than you ever imagined.” This is the eighth book I have read about t***p and/or the pandemic; any book about either subject written in the past year necessarily has a lot to say about the other subject. 4✭

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker. What an amazing story! Nonfiction, this book tells the story of the Galvin family: twelve kids — ten boys and two girls — and six of the boys developed schizophrenia. It was like jungle/survival of the fittest in that house, a horrible place to grow up. Most of it is set in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when treatment of mental illness was not very developed. If you have any interest in mental illness, you will find this book fascinating 4✭

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The Nightmare by Lars Kepler. This is the second in the Joona Linna series; I believe there are five to date. Suitably intriguing plot, some really, really bad guys, and Joona, our hero. 3✭

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Listening.

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn. Still listening. Two-thirds of the way through. Still liking it a lot. 4✭

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Watching.

The X Files, season nine. In one episode that we watched this week not only was Muldur not in it, neither was Scully except for a tiny moment.

Note on a previous post: those awesome arrangements of stones and shells I posted about on Sunday are the work of Instagrammer sculpttheworld.

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8 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 7/28/21.

  1. Kat says:

    I am applauding that gorgeous box of beautiful blue hats! Well done YOU!! And thank you for the reminder to get on the wait list for the Rose Code! (I want to read “I Alone…” but I need some more time to pass before I start it.)

  2. Ellen D. says:

    Those blue hats look terrific! That is a great way to spend your time. I need to find a good project like that but I am not a knitter so… I am having trouble with energy and motivation these days. I blame it on the heat and humidity but I should just blame it on me!
    Thanks for your posts!

  3. Gayle says:

    Beautiful big box of blue! Well done!
    I’ve got “I Alone Can Fix It” on my reading list – though I still need to calm down a wee bit more before I tackle it…

  4. kimsdee says:

    Total agreement on “Hidden Valley Road.”

  5. Hooray for the box of hats! They (hats) can be such quick and rewarding knits.

  6. You have done a wonderfu1 thing making those b1ue hats. Thank you. As for the book on menta1 i11ness I just may have to get it.

  7. Jane says:

    The hats look terrific. I am going to look at that hashtag to learn about the project.

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