Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday (for real).

Hello friends. It feels good to pause today to write about knitting and reading. I even have two stories about actual unraveling to share!

Here’s the knitting one. This is yesterday afternoon. That’s me upper left, surrounded by a lot of new-to-me knitting peeps at the virtual knit-along hosted by The Craftivist, a delightful yarn shop in Atlanta that I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting in real life. (Boy, I love these Zoom meet-ups!) It was a lot of fun! I was happily knitting along on Notice, and started the ribbing at the bottom of the body. oops. the K1/P1 pattern didn’t come out right. I counted. double. triple. yep. I was missing a stitch. and yep, I found it 90 rows back.

Well, it was bound to happen. Even though I’ve been knitting stockinette for weeks, I still managed to drop a stitch. 90 rows back. I ripped … unraveling one entire ball of yarn, and maybe four days of knitting? I was telling my sister about it today and we both agreed that’s maybe the only downside of straight stockinette. If there’d been a pattern, I would’ve noticed the missing stitch a lot sooner! Still. I’m back on track. and again, happily knitting that stockinette. This time, though, I’m going to be counting my stitches every so often just to be sure.

On the reading front, I haven’t really unraveled anything but my immediate TBR list. and for a very fun reason. My sister and I are huge fans of Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell – a delightful series set in Victorian England featuring an “intrepid adventuress” (and sometimes detective) named … Veronica Speedwell ๐Ÿ˜‰ . The fifth book was just released last month and Deanna will be a guest on Anne Bogel’s Stay at Home Book Tour next Thursday evening. I’ve only read book one, so I have a little catching up to do! Karen’s already read book two, so I picked up that one on ebook … we have the next three on audio. Good thing I have a little knitting to keep me company!

Silver linings, folks … silver linings. I’ll take them wherever I can find them these days.

Has your unraveling revealed any silver linings lately? Do share!

Finally, I am planning to continue hosting our Sunday afternoon knit-ups for the foreseeable future. Here’s the info for this week’s meeting:

Topic: mere-et-filles meetup
Time: Apr 5, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 739 766 350

If anyone would like to join and is having trouble with Zoom, please let me know. ย All are welcome. All crafts are welcome. We’d love to see new faces!

As always, thank you to Kat for hosting this midweek meet-up. Hugs, friends.


  • Bonny

    I’m sorry you had to rip back 90 rows (that’s a lot), but in these times your silver lining might be that you got twice as much knitting enjoyment out of that yarn!

  • Juliann

    Ugh to unknitting. I had a two row unravel on a hat but that was minimal and I was back on track soon. Thanks you for being such an amazing hostess – is that part of your one-ness? ๐Ÿ˜‰.

  • Sarah

    Sorry to hear about the unraveling, but thanks for the reassurance that you are human like the rest of us — you were flying through that sweater so fast that I was starting to wonder! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kym

    REAL unraveling is never welcome, so I’m sorry you had to rip that much back to catch your dropped stitch. (Bummer.) I’m so glad you’re finding some silver linings. (They’re usually there . . . somewhere.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat

    90.rows!! Oh triple ugh!!

    I love that you joined a new knitting group! A shop in Pittsburgh is doing the same thing – and I just might try and join them.

    I will try and join your Zoom this week!

  • Lydia

    Had to do a bit of unraveling on my Riverbank Cropped Pullover as trying to “fix” the seven stitches was making a mess. Am back on track and moving along on my current WIPs. Plowing through Shetland and loving every minute.

  • Alexa

    Oh golly, 90 rows and four days worth down the drain would make me weep! Well done on taking it on the chin :). Your knitting get-togethers sound such fun, it almost makes me try and take up knitting again!

  • karen

    what a bummer that you had to rip….so sad! I am in a zoom at the same time with my in real life friends, I will see if I can move the meetings to another time after Easter. Isn’t our connections a blessing???

  • Vera

    Yikes that is a ton of ripping back. So sorry!! But, glad to hear you are now back on track. That blue is such a delightful shade!

  • Karen

    I started A Treacherous Curse yesterday! I want to find some Veronica Speedwell to plant in my yard too – I just found a pink variety! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jane

    Oh man, that is a lot of unraveling on a sweater. We just have to take those knitting mishaps in stride and you have done just that. My knitting hasn’t shown me any silver linings but I have found one more positive to sheltering at home. I have taken to playing the old music CD’s on a Bose machine while I prep dinner. I don’t feel in a rush in the kitchen and actually am enjoying cooking time.