Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

Brrrr…. I hope everyone is staying warm today. It was colder in Atlanta this morning than in both Anchorage and Reykjavîk. All I want to do is snuggle in my favorite chair with Holly and knit. I’m making good progress on my Coatigan (pictured above), but it’s going to have to warm up a little for me to wear this as a coat! …and I guess it’s ok that’s the only unraveling I have to report 🙂

On the reading front, I finished two 4-star books this week:

The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1)The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a delightful new series! Historical fiction with a bit of mystery and intrigue and a smart, strong female lead. I enjoyed learning about India and the 1920’s setting. Look forward to reading #2 next year.

The Folded Clock: A DiaryThe Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So grateful to Maria Popova’s Brain Picking for the introduction (…). Julavits writes beautifully. I enjoyed each of the entries in this cleverly crafted “diary”. This book must be savored. I’m proud of myself for taking a full three weeks to read it!

Widows reminded me that I haven’t read Maisie Dobbs in a while. I put the next few books in the series on my Hold list and was delighted to see this morning that two are ready to pickup. Sadly, they’re not the next two in the series, but hopefully those will be there soon, too.

Until then, I’m listening to The Likeness and reading Every Last Lie (for January’s bookclub). Apparently, I’m in the mood for murder and suspense … but only in books!

Hope only good things are unraveling in your world this week. Head on over to Kat’s to see what everyone else is up to!



  • Bonny

    I love your tweedy Coatigan yarn! Today is cold and blustery here, too. I wish I had already knitted a Sockhead Cowl for myself, but the current Hitchhiker wrapped around my neck is working nicely.

  • Debbie

    It has been cold and snowy like January here in Illinois and we’ve all been bundled up in heavy winter coats! I really enjoy the Maisie Dobbs series, I like how the main character has grown as the series goes on. The Widows of Malabar Hill looks like something I would like.
    Your coat is looking nice! I just cast off Close To You, a scarf for my sister for Christmas.
    Stay warm!

  • Patty

    So many good things here but that Coatigan! A drop everything moment there for me! But…I must continue on with Dan’s socks. You are a marvel Mary!

  • Honore´

    I’m looking forward to seeing the “coatigan” materialize…lovely yarn! Yep! Still c-o-l-d here, accompanied by high winds! Brrr!
    Stay warm and knit/read on!

  • Kat

    Stay warm… it is bitterly cold here today also (and we have some of that white stuff falling too!)

    Thanks for the great reviews! I am adding them to my “read soon” list!

  • Vera

    I’m in the queue on Overdrive for Widows and looking forward to it. Coatigan will be marvelous Mary. Love the yarn you have chosen for it too. Stay warm – it is bitter outside! (And I did manage to knit 12 rows on the sock at lunch today – woo-hoo!!)

  • Jane

    I like that blue tweed yarn. We have had a few cold days here too. I am off to see if my library has a copy of “The Widows. . .” It is always nice to find a new mystery series. Great escape.

  • Margene

    I need to read something not so serious and Widows (and Maisy) will be the perfect respite. I need to figure out where I am in the Maisy saga. Your coat will be beautiful and I love the color! Looks like we’re the same temperature right now, but you’re temps are moving up while ours go down! Stay warm. Winter is here.

  • Kym

    I just love that blue tweed yarn you’re using for Coatigan! What is it??? That’s going to be such a nice piece to have in your wardrobe. Because it WILL warm up again. XO

  • Lydia

    The last few Maisie Dobbs were really good so maybe you can get caught up soon-ish. The Widows book looks interesting so I’ll have to put that in my queue. I’m ALMOST done with Glass Houses-maybe tonight and the newest LP should be waiting for me when I get home. The knitting is coming along and so far no unraveling 1 sock done and one more to go before 12/22!