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Unraveled Wednesday.

Today’s unraveling isn’t about any of the projects currently on my WIP shelf (thank goodness)! I’m especially happy there hasn’t been any unraveling on the ADVENTurer Wrap – just s l o w steady progress.

… that’s about to get even slower. Yesterday afternoon, I decided it was high time I started the little bit of holiday knitting I have planned (a hat, three pairs of socks and two cowls). That’s the first sock and I’m now past the gusset decreases. (the pattern is Rye, from tincanknits and I’m using Berroco Vintage – worsted weight socks rock!)

I’m still hoping to spend a little time with ADVENTurer each day, but I’ve accepted the idea that it’s not going to be done my Christmas. Maybe New Years?

On the reading front, I’m enjoying two books right now

(in addition to Advent in Narnia and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). It looks like I’ll be finishing 2018 on high notes for both knitting and reading!

Head on over to Kat’s to see what others are unraveling this week. Happy Wednesday!


  • Honore´

    …and I’ve no doubt that you’ll have all three of those projects completed with time to spare! Knit and read on!

  • Bonny

    Oh, Mary, you do make me laugh! My little bit of holiday knitting is two pairs of fingerless mitts that I’ve been working on for several weeks (plus a hat has been added for a new girlfriend). You are starting a hat, three pairs of socks, and two cowls two weeks before Christmas and I have no doubt you’ll finish them all in time!

  • lydia

    I look forward to hearing what you think about the CTMW as an audio book. I have no doubt you’ll get those gifts knitted, blocked, wrapped and under the tree by Christmas morning

  • Jane

    Those worsted weight socks are coming right along. I am a Maisie Dobbs fan – although mostly I’ve listened to the series on audio. Good luck with that holiday knitting.

  • Vera

    I want to try worsted weight socks. I’m thinking they should fly off the needles! I have no doubt you will finish all your gift knitting in plenty of time. It always amazes me how fast you knit items.

  • Carole

    That sock pattern looks great! I learned to knit socks on worsted weight yarn but switched to fingering weight once I got the hang of it. Maybe it’s time to get worsted ones a try again!

  • Penny

    I’m always amazed and inspired by your knitting, and as others have said, I’m sure you will finish your holiday knitting with plenty of time to spare. : )

  • karen

    your starting and I officially finished (but I could knit one more if I wanted to do it). I should knit something for my husband but I sort of hit the gift knitting wall and needed a break. I bet you get all the knitting done!!

  • Kat

    I have a cowl I want to finish for Christmas, and I think I figured out the pattern the yarn wants to be and will cast on (again!!) this morning!

    I am also knitting a few rows a day on my ADVENTurer – because I am utterly smitten with the fabric! It is so lovely!