Unraveled Wednesday, 11/23/22.

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


Since I took this photo Tuesday morning I have knit another couple inches and started the larger cable in the triangular space between the smaller cables. The yarn is sooo soft — Knit Picks Gloss DK (70/30 merino/silk) held together with some Shibui Silk Cloud laceweight (60/40 mohair/silk) left over from another project. Pattern is Curam by Ysolda Teague and is well-written and charted.

When I get tired of cables and chart reading I have another mindless project — knitting a patch for one of Smokey’s hoodies.

He wears out the right sleeve because he is leaning on it when using his computer in bed. When I suggested a patch he was all in. When this one is done I will need to make another for a gray-blue hoodie sleeve. Knitting is so useful!



Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America / Maggie Haberman. Haberman is really the expert on Trump’s rise to power, having covered him from his early days in Queens and Manhattan real estate back when she worked for Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. Since then she has covered politics for the New York Daily News, the Post again, Politico, the New York Times, and CNN. 4★





The Ink Black Heart / Robert Galbraith. I gave up on this one about a third of the way through. It was due back at the library, so I had a choice: keep it for another two weeks to finish it and pay the fine, or give up and move on. I chose door #2. The book is way, way too long for a detective novel. A friend did finish it; I asked her if Robin and Cormoran got together by the end. Nope. And that was really the only thing in the book that interested me. 1★






A Life in Stitches / Rachael Herron. I finished this one, which made me a bit sad. I was enjoying it so much I wanted it to go on. She used knitting as her recovery tool to quit smoking and years later to quit drinking. Knitting is powerful, y’all! 5★



Origin Story / David Christian. I interrupted this one to listen to Rachel Herron’s book, but I am back at it. The first half was cosmology and astrophysics from the Big Bang to [sometime more recent]. The rest of the book is about life as it evolved, from the first pre-single-celled living things to [sometime more recent]. I am finding it completely absorbing. He explains evolution and migrations and extinctions in terms of energy flows. Not the woo-woo kind of energy so fond of New Agers, but the energy from the sun used for photosynthesis and the energy that animals ingest from plants and other other animals. 5★



The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. I finished season one of this series. It ended on a cliffhanger, so I will be anxiously waiting for season two. Maybe I will watch the movie on Netflix in the meantime. 4★



Another season finished, this time of the Great British Baking Show. I won’t tell you which one of the three finalists won just in case you haven’t see it yet. Sigh, more anxious waiting for another season.

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5 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 11/23/22.

  1. Ellen D. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. gayle says:

    I was genuinely fond of all this year’s GBBS contestants, so each loss was painful and each win was glorious! Very satifying season!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. k says:

    So, I’m wondering about the (evasions) in your description of Origin Story. Are you concealing a surprise ending? – signed, A Worried But Faithful Reader

  4. Jane says:

    Knitting a patch – what a good idea as long as you don’t have to knit too many. The hat is going to be so pretty with all those cables. I do like to knit with one strand of mohair lace something held with another yarn. It makes a nice fabric.

  5. Kat says:

    Knitting a patch! Brilliant idea! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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