Unraveled Wednesday, 8/18/21.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

I took my qivuit cowl to knitting group last week — show & tell, doncha know. When I mentioned that it was such dark brown, two people suggested that I add beads. Genius! There is a bead store down in the area where the Wal-Mart and supermarket are, so I made a pilgrimage to procure some beads. Got some at Wallyworld that I will return; wrong colors. And I found some at the bead shop that will be perfect. Now to learn how to add beads — YouTube to the rescue!

I think I will use the beads on the right with the brown qivuit. I’ll save the darker beads on the left for some future project. Once I learn how to add beads to knitting there will be no stopping me!

Reading.

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The Sandman by Lars Kepler. This is #4 in the Joona Linna series. I was delighted to learn that there are eight (8!) books in the series. Just started this, so no overall opinion yet.

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The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. The author is a Native, which was a surprise to me given that her same seems solidly northern European. The book follows a Native woman who married a White man simply to have a roof over her head and food to eat. When he dies at 50, she seeks out her past and finds relatives she didn’t know she had. Lots of details about early- to mid-20th-century Dahkóta women’s life in Mnì sota. (Sound out that last one.) They were responsible for the seeds to grow next year’s crop, hence the book’s title. 4★

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The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler, #3 in the Joona Linna series. These are translated from Swedish, and, as much as I am enjoying the mystery series, sometimes the writing seems… flat. I am blaming that on the translation. 3★

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Beneath the Flames by Gregory Renz. A midwestern novel about a young man who is a volunteer firefighter in Wisconsin. After he fails to save a child from a fire, he decides he must go be a professional firefighter; he goes to Milwaukee, a two-hour drive from his home, and is accepted to enter the firefighter’s academy. The writing and story are good, but this book could easily be shelved in the Christian section of the library. 3★

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3 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 8/18/21.

  1. Gayle says:

    I’ll be watching your adventures with beads with great interest!

  2. I usua11y bead the yarn first. I once knew how to hook a bead but I’ve forgotten. Good for you. Beads do add so much to the effect of knits!

  3. Adding beads to knitting is great fun! My favorite way is to use a crochet hook to add the beads, since it means I don’t have to plan ahead with how many beads I want to string on the yarn. 😉

    The Seed Keeper looks good! I’ll have to check that one out.

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