Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

Joining in with Kat and friends today to share a quick update on my knitting and reading.

I’m still doing both ๐Ÿ™‚

OK, not that quick!

On the knitting front, I’ve been mostly working on my Coatigan. I thought I might have a completed body to share today, but the hem is taking forever. (also, see the part below about reading.) I did add a few more rows this afternoon, catching up with my friend Virginia over coffee. My last Starbucks purchase was back on December 8. I’ve really missed knitting with friends over coffee!

I also thought I might have real progress to share on ADVENTurer, but it’s just slow going. Next week (promise)!

Early this afternoon I finished A Dangerous Place, the 11th installment in the Maisie Dobbs series. I’m still enjoying getting caught up with Maisie and her story (this is the 5th one I’ve read in the past month), so I promptly downloaded #12 and read the first chapter. I’m sorry to see another war begin, but I do love seeing it through Maisie’s eyes.

I’m also plugging away at America’s First Daughter, the March pick for my church bookclub. The audio is about 23 hours long. Thank goodness Cassandra Campbell is an excellent narrator … and the story is interesting.

I hope your year is off to a good start. Wednesdays that feel like Mondays should mean a really short week, right?!

Happy Knitting and Reading!



  • Honoreยด

    The Coatigan looks great – warm but not too heavy. It’s alway helps me to resume “normal,” especially after spending many wonderful hours with favorite folk. Makes the “sweet sorrow” easier, I find.

  • Bonny

    You’re starting off the year nicely with some lovely reading and knitting. I always think it will be good to return to the regular routines until I actually have to. I’m glad this is a short week; I’m looking forward to Friday for sure!

  • Kat

    I have temporarily halted all knitting to cast on what I hope will be a quick knit for my daughter’s 30th birthday next month!

    I am listening to Washington Black and am loving every word!

  • Juliann

    I am easing into the new year, savoring my last few days of break, and trying not to get unraveled by the thought of going back to wok on Monday ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sarah

    Your Coatigan is going to be so stunning when it’s done — that tweed is so lovely!

    Perhaps 2019 is the year I will fully embrace audio books. I’ve had trouble paying attention to them in the past, but it really is so much easier to listen while knitting that trying to read simultaneously.

  • Margene

    Why to weeks feel longer when they’re shorter? Our routines are thrown off by the holiday experience, which is full of joyful moments, but getting back to our dailiness is joyful, too.

  • Vera

    I’m excited to see your Coatigan!! Love the tweedy-ness of that yarn. I was going to knit last night, but instead I baked (blueberry muffins for home and the office) and read. BUT…I brought knitting with me to work today…hopefully lunch shortly with a side of knitting!

  • Kym

    That color, Mary! It’s wonderful! Can’t wait to see it finished (and I’m somewhat sure you feel the same — only for different reasons, I’m sure). XO

  • Patty

    More Wednesday Mondays! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really looking forward to seeing the coatigan too. I imagine you will get a great deal of wear out of it!

  • Penny

    Love the pretty blue-green of your Coatigan – such an interesting pattern. And I really must try Maisie – no excuses, I have the first two books on my shelf. My Wednesday felt like Saturday!

  • Alexa

    Your coatigan looks so warm and cosy – that sea-green/jade colour is just lovely. Knitting and listening sounds so restful, yet productive. I haven’t seen that novel on Munich – I must look out for it, as some family members lived there for a while and we visited often.

  • Lydia

    America’s first daughter, now that one I need to listen to. Since I’ve been binging on Outlander my interest in colonial America is peaked. I’m hoping to maybe do a road trip this summer to see some of the places I’ve only read/heard about. I also need to do some unraveling and sort my UFOs