Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

Hello Wednesday! (again! already?!?) I’m happy to have some not-unraveling to share today!

First up, Jaycee is moving along nicely. I’ve been taking daily photos and it’s fun to see how quickly it’s growing.I split the sleeves on Sunday (after the Starbucks meeting – upper right). This morning I added another 1,500-ish stitches and I’m now about halfway through the before-the-ribbing part of the body (lower right). At this rate I might be looking to start another sweater well before month-end! (I’m meeting up with my Starbucks Wednesday girls this afternoon … I’m sure I’ll get a few ideas for what I should cast on/sew next!)

On the reading front, I finished listening to Circe yesterday. Wow. Wow. Wow.

CirceCirce by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s been a while since I finished a book in tears. and then a half hour later revisited a few of my bookmarked passages just to be sure … and cried again. Yes, this book is that good!

Miller’s writing is simply amazing. and the story she tells here feels timeless and fresh. maybe I didn’t pay close enough attention in high school, but I certainly didn’t recall any affinity or admiration for Circe!

I read and enjoyed Song of Achilles, so I had high hopes for this one, but whoa, my expectations were exceeded tenfold!

I have high hopes, too, for the books that I’m currently reading:

Check out Kat’s post to see what others are unraveling (or not!) today!


  • Patty

    That sweater is going to be gorgeous! And I’ve had Circe on my list but now I’m definitely going to move it up in the queue. Anne of Green Gables is next!

  • Bonny

    I’ve kind of avoided Circe (and Achilles) because my knowledge of Greek mythology is poor at best. It looks like I need to give Circe a try no matter how little I remember from high school.

  • Vera

    Gorgeous knitting as always Mary. You are so fast!!! The Folded Clock looks really interesting. I was not able to get into The Weight of Ink – though everyone else seemed to enjoy it a lot.

  • Honore´

    I think I’m definitely going to start Circe, if not today, tomorrow! Yours is the second 5-star+ review from readers’ I admire and trust …Anne Lamott ‘s new title waits on my Kindle and I’m intrigued with the title of The Folded Clock.
    So looking forward to your sweater…you are F-A-S-T! Knit on!

  • Kym

    I loved both Circe and Song of Achilles. Just wonderful! (I actually liked Achilles just every-such-a-tiny-bit more than Circe. And I loved Circe.) Your knitting is just humming right along there, Mary! You’ll have a finished sweater well before the end of November. XO

  • Carole

    That sweater is going incredibly fast – wow! And it’s going to be really lovely. I have been reluctant to read Circe because the subject doesn’t appeal to me all that much but reviews like yours are getting me excited to read it after all. I enjoyed The Weight of Ink a lot, I hope you will as well.

  • Kat

    Your sweater is moving along beautifully, Mary! (I hope to have my moving in that direction momentarily now that I determined my issue, lol)

    And, I am on a wait list for Circe… and cannot wait based on your review!

  • Penny

    Your sweater is looking so pretty, Mary! I’ve heard so many good things about Circe and Song of Achilles and although there are parts of the descriptions that sound interesting – I’m just not sure – but I did put myself on the waitlist for Circe.

  • Margene

    Circe is my favorite book of 2018 and I am always so happy when someone else loves it as I did. My book group is going to read it next year so I’ll enjoy a reread. Your sweater is moving along so quickly. I guess that’s what happens when you knit every day!