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September 21, 2017


end of summer unraveling
posted by soe 1:00 am

End of Summer Unraveling

This week, there’s more of the same in my reading and knitting, but further along in both. Still reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett, but nearing the two-thirds point where everyone in the story is doing stupid stuff, but you care about them remarkably. It Becomes You is a poetry collection by Dobby Gibson, a fellow alum from Connecticut College. I’m only a few poems in, but so far am enjoying it.

On audio, I continue to listen to Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, which has an excellent cast (and will likely do remarkably well at the Audie Awards this year). Because I tend to listen to audio books late at night, though, I find myself drifting off and needing to go back and find where I was, which is hard. I must experiment with the bookmarking option in Overdrive and see if that cuts down on the time spent trying to relocate myself.

Little Pumpkins continue apace. I need one more repeat on the leg, or as it currently appears, umbrella cozy, and then will move onto the heel. I need to decide if I should reorient the pattern to have a single column of pumpkins parade down the center of my foot, as some others have done, or knit it as written, with the wide column of centered knits separating two columns of pumpkins. We’ll see. I’ll go back into the finished projects on Ravelry and see which I prefer. Either way, I’m really liking this combination of yarn and pattern, which I’d paired in my head years ago, and am eager to have the socks on my feet. I’m not positive that the yarn won’t bleed (since I seem to occasionally end up with dark patches on my fingers) and I won’t eventually have brown socks, but I’ll enjoy the “pumpkins and sky” colorway for as long as they last.


Unraveling along with Kat.

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I loved Lincoln in the Bardo – and I listened to it as well. Those socks are awesome! I love the color!

Comment by AsKatKnits 09.21.17 @ 7:25 am

I have Lincoln in the Bardo out right now, but need to finish Pendwicks in Spring first.

If I think I’m going to doze off while listening, I bookmark, then set the timer for 10 or 15 or whatever the options are. Then in the morning, there isn’t much to backtrack on to find where I fell asleep. Usually after about 2 minutes!

Comment by raidergirl3 09.21.17 @ 1:26 pm

@raidergirl3: I failed to finish Lincoln in the Bardo before it expired off my phone (darn Overdrive keeping me an honest citizen!), so I’m back on the wait list for it.

@Kat: I suspect I wasn’t in the right headspace for it, which is why I didn’t finish it. Here’s hoping for a better mental place when my turn comes up again…

Comment by soe 10.12.17 @ 3:37 am



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