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Unraveled Wednesday: Building Houses

I'm joining Kat & the Unravelers today to share what I'm knitting and reading… 


I keep plugging away at Romi's Mystery Shawl 2020, but last night I decided to make some roofs instead.


I haven't picked that project up in a few days… my mojo is not where I need it right now! But I think I've come up with the yarns for the baby blanket version of this, and we'll just see how it goes.


I have the same lack of mojo in the sewing department, but, once it's located, there are at least 7 face masks ready to sew up.


I have finished The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here. I didn't enjoy it as much as her memoir (because memoir), and I even speeded up the playback toward the end. I will re-listen to the last part about all the things we can actually do.

I'm occasionally listening to Stephen Fry read Harry Potter, and enjoying it very much. Yesterday I downloaded Seamus Heaney's translation/reading of BEOWULF, which I read in high school (in Old English, because that's how our English teacher rolled for senior year), and it's great to hear… but I want to listen and read along at the same time, so will need to resolve that soon.

On top of the stack on my nightstand most recently is Sarah Read's The Bone Weaver's Orchard, recent winner of The Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Now, horror is NOT usually my genre, but Sarah… Sarah is a knitter, a librarian, and a neighbor! Well, she lives across town, but I KNOW HER! She used to live in CO with her husband and two sons, and worked at Interweave and at The Loopy Ewe, and she still does a lot of freelance writing/editing… and even some knitting. I bought the book ages ago for Rusty (who attends the writing workshops at our library led by Sarah) (now online), and am finally getting around to it myself. IT'S GOOD… and not too scary (yet).

8 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday: Building Houses

  1. I love those little houses! They look so sweet, safe, and secure. I’m also enjoying Stephen Fry read HP. Ryan and I have had discussions about Fry vs Jim Dale as narrators and come to the conclusion that they are both good, just different. Hope you find your sewing mojo. I located mine yesterday, but it left almost as fast as it came.

  2. The houses are so cute! I think I need to make a small version of the blanket, which would use up some scraps and not be so big as to be overwhelming. And I love that you’re reading a book written by someone you know — that’s too cool!

  3. I love those little houses, but oh man would they make me nuts to knit!! LOL. I have not even though of Beowulf in ages – I bet that’s fun! Good luck finding your sewing mojo.

  4. I love the little houses but the weaving in of all those ends. Oh my. Interesting books you are reading. Hope all is well.

  5. I lost my sewing mojo when I ran out of elastic last week. Supposedly Amazon will be getting me more this week. (and I can only hope the UPS man delivers the mojo when he delivers the elastic)
    The tiny houses look like so much fun, well, except for the ends….

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