Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

My afternoon got off to a most unraveled start

but the power is back on now (2:48 pm) and I’m hoping it stays on this time … it’s already gone off and come back twice. So I’m typing fast!

On the knitting front, I finally finished the first of my two afghan squares for the team project that Kat is coordinating. This is my first time knitting a mitered square (or anything remotely log cabin). It’s fiddle-y and there are lots of ends, but it’s an excellent course in picking up stitches. It also looks pretty cool! But mostly, it’s wonderful to be part of a project along with so many talented knitters, doing something good.

On the reading front, I’ve had a lot of fun with this list of 75 books coming out this fall. I usually don’t keep much of a To Read list on Goodreads – but I do now!

These are the next dozen I hope to read. Is it just me or does the new crop of books look especially promising? Which titles are you looking forward to reading this fall?

Joining up with Kat and friends. Here’s to Wednesdays! (with electricity!)



  • Carole

    Your square is stunning. I’ve got a few of those books on my list, too, including Transcription, Kingdom of the Blind (probably most excited about that one!) and The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

  • Bonny

    I just had a medical appointment with one of my doctors who is very socially conscious, charitable, and giving. He’s leaving tomorrow to provide medical care to orphans in Romania, and he asked if I would ever be interested in going along on a trip. I kind of chuckled and said that I really do best with running water, electricity, and internet. He hinted that I might be a little spoiled (this whole conversation was conducted in a joking way), but I’m firmly with you in the “I want electricity” camp, and I hope yours stays on. Your square is so beautiful and not wonky!

  • Vera

    Oh yuck! Power outages in this heat = miserable! Your square looks great. And yes, a very good “crop” of new books on the horizon to look forward to digging into.

  • Margene

    I think I would rather loose anything (well, except water) than electricity. We’ve been without for two days and I can’t imagine more. Hope your lights are on soon! I am looking forward to so many books this winter. I think it’s going to be a fun season of reading!

  • Patty

    Your square looks lovely! I’m a little concerned with the center on my second one and am hoping it tightens up a bit with blocking. If I don’t like it I’ll rip and re-knit! Off to check out that list!

  • Kat

    Ooo! Your square is GORGEOUS! I love it! And, yes… my “to-read” list has grown exponentially! It feels so good because I am having some Book Bingo withdrawals!

  • Debbie

    I hope your power is on today! Thanks for all the book recommendations, I always like to have a list of books to read and there are a lot of good ones coming out this fall!

  • Penny

    Power outages – ugh – I’m hoping your power remained on. I read Annie’s story – the square you’ve knit will make a lovely addition to her blanket. And so many good books to look forward to!

  • Honore´

    Oooh! Thanks for the list…I have *in my possession* I’d Rather be Reading and saw at least 5 more to add … can’t believe a new Inspector Gamache is coming soon…eek, I’d better get busy ’cause I’ll never catch up! Love your afghan square…looking forward to seeing everyone’s all stitched together.
    Glad your power outage was “short-lived;” I shudder thinking about being without A/C these days.