Unraveled Wednesday, 1/25/23.

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

Knitting.

Here we have my current knitting. Clockwise from left: a pair of fingerless mitts for DIL Amanda; I started them when we were at the lighthouse and her hands were cold, but I had to finish them after we got home. They are probably on her paws right now. The yarn was some aran/bulky red wool that I have no idea where it came from nor what it is. My newest project, another charity hat, this one for Hats for Sailors. The colors are not true in the photo. The blue is a grayed teal and the contrast is a heathery mustard. Yarn is Knit Picks Swish worsted in Estuary Heather and Haystack Heather. The third is a charity hat for the Blue Hat project, also in KP Swish worsted navy, though I think the green and yellow stripes might Valley Yarns superwash worsted in Soft Yellow and Grass.

Basically, what I am doing is procratinating on restarting The Big Red Blob, aka Boxy, and finishing it. It will happen… sometime.

Reading.

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I finished Breathless this week. It is a very interesting history of the SARS-Cov19 virus, the quest to identify it, the hunt for its origin(s), and the race to develop a safe and effective vaccine(s). I found the author’s previous book, Spillover, about zoonotic diseases — those that spill over from nonhuman animals to us and their potential for creating a pandemic — fascinating, especially since it was published in 2012. This one was not quite as much of a nail-biter, but still well worth the time to read. 4β˜…

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Still reading The Song of the Cell, but it is not as spellbinding as Breathless.

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Listening.

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I finished listening to Trust. Not sure if it was worth the effort, although the last section revealed the truth behind the previous nine hours of listening. 3β˜…

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I started Kristen Hannah’s The Four Winds, but it is not thrilling me. Set in the 1920s and 1930s in the Texas Dust Bowl, it is pretty darned discouraging so far. But I will give it the benefit of the doubt for now and keep listening.

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Watching.

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Just started season 2 of New Amsterdam. I find I like the supporting actors/characters much more than the star. Still good knitting time, though. 3β˜…

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8 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 1/25/23.

  1. Kathleen Walsh says:

    Phil and I re still loving the toques you knit for us last year. When we both happen to wear the striped ones when we go out, people can tell we are together! Well,a nd of course, that we are walking together and talking to one another, lol! Thank you for the gift that keeps on giving us warmth every day!

    Tonight we are attending our first indoor theatre event in the last 3 years. It is a small theatre that only holds 25 people. We will be wearing masks too. Our friend from the poetry collective took 4 years writing a play, a spinoff from the Gilgamesh story. He is the lone performer as well.

  2. Kat says:

    Lovely hat and hat start! And those mitts look so cozy! (but I am excited that your lovely Boxy will be getting a bit of love!)

  3. Kym says:

    I think it’s so hard to pick up a big project after putting it aside for a “break.” (Sometimes I put my projects away for . . . decades.) (And that never bodes well. . . ) XO

  4. gayle says:

    I too have put away projects for decades. (does this make them Vintage? not sure where that definition kicks in…)

  5. Vera says:

    Those red mitts make me think of Valentine’s Day! And Boxy – have a bit of love for that pattern, but don’t think I will ever knit it. The Four Winds – I liked it (unlike some of her other books [hello “The Great Unknown”])…made me think of Grapes of Wrath and how I might want to re-read that book.

  6. Jane says:

    What nice hats for charities. It’s hard to beat KnitPicks Swish. I use it for my grandchildren’s hats and mittens all the time.

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    Just loving the hats, so Good to knit for charities. It’s certainly the time of year to settle inside with cosy knitting and a Good book.

  8. Great hat projects! I’m planning on re-organizing my stash again soon, and one of the things I want to do is make some charity hats with yarn that’s in deep stash and has no other project waiting for it. It’s been way too long since I did any knitting for charity.

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