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March 24, 2022

first unraveling of spring
posted by soe 1:19 am

The First Unraveling of Spring

Look! It’s progress on knitting! This is the second of a stripey rainbow pair I began last year and put aside after the first one was complete. One of my coworkers recently learned to knit and another crochets and so we’ve started a knitting circle, with last week being our first meeting. I felt confident that I should have something to work on — and also, I’ve lost my knitting mojo a bit and stripey socks are potato chip knitting.

On the reading front, I’ve been dipping in an out of print books in search of one that holds my attention for more than a chapter. Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki may be that book. I’m up to page 30 in this sci fi novel about a woman who bartered her soul to the devil (I assume for violin prowess, but that part has yet to be revealed) and now is in the final year of needing to find seven other people to send him. There’s also a transgender runaway who may be a violin prodigy and a starship captain and mother of four who’s in hiding on earth with her family and passing their time making doughnuts. That’s a lot to squeeze into 30 pages.

In the ears, I’m adoring Freya Marke’s A Marvellous Light, about a man who gets a government job only to find out it’s as a liaison to the magical world. On top of that, the guy he’s replacing has gone missing, and he’s been cursed in an effort to get him to reveal a magical secret, and he’s maybe falling in love with the magician who’s his counterpart.

How about you? What are you reading or crafting? Head to As Kat Knits to see the roundup.

Category: books,knitting. There is/are 2 Comments.

knitting with friends always inspires! And so do stripes socks! 🙂

Comment by Kat 03.27.22 @ 4:43 pm

The Sentence! I’ve made it to March 2020…and I’m having an internal discussion about if two years is far enough in the past to count as ‘historic fiction.’ Also, is 80 year old me still going to be tickled (horrified? filled with dread? want a drink?) when COVID shows up in a book? Or just very very tired because it’s still around like in Termination Shock.

Comment by Emily 03.28.22 @ 2:30 pm