Unraveled, 1/5/21.

Joining Kat and friends. Go see what the others are up to.

Knitting.

Hat is done. The Zauberball yarn did plump up a bit during an overnight soak, but no one will ever make the mistake of thinking this is Malabrigo. But it fits and will go with both of my winter coats (they are both brown).

Sock #1, seen here lounging on what has become my favorite project bag, is done. Sock #2 is mid-heel. I overdyed the yarn because its original colors were offensive to my eyes. How I did it.*

* Actually, I had forgotten how I tamed the colors. See the linked post for the real story.

Reading.

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Bough Cutter by Jeff Nania. This is the third — and latest, perhaps the last — book in the Northern Lakes Mystery series. It was okay, not great. The author has written a lot of nonfiction; I think his style is more suited to that genre than to fiction. The protagonist is a county sheriff in northern WI, which is why I started this series in the first place. The drama is that Twin Cities, are competing to be the supplier in the North Woods. 3★

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When You See Me by Lisa Gardner. This is the other book my friend retrieved from the Little Free Library. These two, this one and the one in last week’s post, are the only Lisa Gardner books I have read. Apparently they are the latest books in a series featuring an FBI agent, a Boston police detective, and a young woman who escaped from her abductor. 3.5★

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Carville’s Cure by Pam Fessler. The author was a correspondent for 28 years at NPR. This book traces the history of Hansen’s disease and its treatment in the US since roughly 1900, focusing mainly on the only leprosarium in the continental US, located on an island in the Mississippi between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. 4★

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Listening.

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Life’s too Short by Abby Jimenez. After looking at the reviews on Audible.com, I am at a loss as to why I chose this audiobook. It is apparently a romance novel, a genre that I consider one-half step above stage 4 cancer. But it will probably be a relatively quick listen so I’ll go with that.

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Watching.

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Still watching Cold Case. Just started season 5.

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Still watching Bosch on Amazon Prime. Season 5.

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Argo. I had a brainstorm that we could watch Academy-award-winning movies not available on Netflix or Amazon Prime because I could check them out from the library. This is the first one. Great movie, a little thin on what really happened, but fun to watch. 4★

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8 Responses to Unraveled, 1/5/21.

  1. Kym says:

    I like your hat, and I’m glad it “plumped up.” I bet it will look great with your (both brown) winter coats! XO

  2. Kat says:

    Your hat looks great! 🙂 And Carville’s Cure sounds fascinating! Thank you 🙂

  3. Gayle says:

    Hurray for the successful hat! Wear it with joy!
    (Grinning at that project bag!)

  4. KSD says:

    I posted a finished slouchy-hat-on-a-glass-head photo yesterday! Tap would not stop barking at it. Whether the hat or the head was the trigger is unclear.

  5. The hat looks good! I like the way the colors worked out on it.

  6. RBrodbeck says:

    Lee Schatz, the real agriculture guy in Argo, was one of the first people I met when I started working at the Foreign Agricultural Service. He had not been back long from Tehran. He was not allowed to talk about the events portrayed in the movie and I was on the edge of my seat during the movie even knowing All would be well. Lee was one of the last people talked to at myretirement party 30 years later.

  7. k says:

    I am finishing my oldest(!) UFO, clocking in at 20 years (a weird random afghan in something acrylic, because my only yarn access was Walmart). It has been languishing on a size * rosewood cable needle, which has the honor of being my first internet purchase. I was so young and innocent! I’ve thought many times about just taking the whole kit and caboodle to the thrift store, but I am not letting go of those needles. So now I finish it, keep the needle, and ship the rest off to the thrift store.

  8. Jane says:

    The hat is very pretty. You are adventurous to over dye yarn. The result is very nice.

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