Tis Wednesday and I am Unraveled
December 06, 2017
Unexpectedly, my sweater growth! I am nearing the end of the body, about 5" more, then I'll put the body on waste yarn and knit the sleeves. Checking the fit and length will be more accurately figured if all pieces are as they should be. Monogamy has paid off and I expect to stick with this sweater (Brickyard) until it's finished. I am so very excited to be knitting a sweater and telling you about it, as well!
Also, I readeth. The book group I belong to, Roz Reads, has posted books for the first few months of 2018. I've read them all, but will reread, as I want to be ready for a discussion of each. In the meantime, I am reading my own choices, the first being Eva Trout by Elizabeth Bowen. I read To the North a few months ago and just loved it. Eva Trout has been a little more difficult to get into, but about 4 chapters in (they're short) and I'm hooked. In my ear I have The God of Small Things, which is a reread, but since I read it in 2005, or so, I hardly remember a thing.
Two books the group discussed the last two weeks were, Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson and Hunger by Roxanne Gay. Hunger was an add-on group, as Roz thought it an important book. We all agreed and discussed it in depth for 2 hours. Both books come highly recommend by our whole group. I also read We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. You can read his essays in The Atlantic, but his commentary about each essay is well worth the time. All three authors are award winners and all three authors will make you think outside of your own world perspective.
Two books I read for fun were Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (of Jessica Jones fame) and The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. Bonfire was okay, if you like whodunits, but The Golden Compass was marvelous. I will continue on with the series as I loved Lyra.
Today I'm going to run by the library and pick up a copy of Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. I've heard good things about the story and I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm Unraveling along with Kat today.
I so wish I was in YOUR book group! You all read such interesting books. . .
Your sweater is just gorgeous. That yarn!!! I've had my eye on that design for a while -- can't wait to see yours. XO
Posted by: Kym | December 06, 2017 at 06:18 AM
I LOVE that red. I am seriously considering a red sweater for me...but I'm not in a sweater knitting mood since I promised a knitted sweater for my son in law and my sister. lots of knitting!
Posted by: karen | December 06, 2017 at 06:36 AM
That is a gorgeous sweater and I'm glad it's going well. Like Kym, I'm considering coming to Utah to join your book group! Interesting books and deep discussions sound like just the kind of group I've been looking for. I've tried two groups here, but with too much chick lit, members that didn't read the book, and discussion that was mostly "I thought the books was fine", I just wasn't a good fit. Happy knitting and reading!
Posted by: Bonny | December 06, 2017 at 07:14 AM
It’s lovely and I cannot wait to see it in you
Posted by: Monica | December 06, 2017 at 08:17 AM
I so want to find a good book club, but I have not been lucky in my search. I would love a low key group that contains members who love to read, love good books, and love to discuss said books. All of the groups that I have considered are more interested in "girls night out" , eating, and drinking more than books. So, you are lucky to have such a good group! That sweater is going to be gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see your first retirement knit completed.
Posted by: Becky | December 06, 2017 at 08:45 AM
Beautiful sweater!! I love it! AND, I am with Kym - I want to be in your book club too! I have Bonfire waiting for my ears and I have added a few new titles to my read list thanks to you! XO
Posted by: AsKatKnits | December 06, 2017 at 09:02 AM
That red! Oh it's going to be gorgeous on you! And thank you for all of the book recommendations, too.
Posted by: Carole | December 06, 2017 at 09:45 AM
Brickyard looks like a great sweater! Your book club sounds WAY more interesting/interested than mine.
Posted by: Vicki | December 06, 2017 at 10:54 AM
Love the sweater so far, and I'm with you 100% on Philip Pullman.
Posted by: Regina | December 06, 2017 at 11:35 AM
I'm on the wait list for the Coates, but enjoyed the other two.
I need to read the 3rd book of the His Dark Materials series so I can read Pullman's new book, but maybe I'll cheat and read it first, since I think it's a prequel to the series.
Posted by: sprite | December 06, 2017 at 01:21 PM
Well, like everyone else, I want to join you book club. I belonged to one decades ago, but then we disbanded and another one hasn't formed. I looked at my libraries for Elizabeth Bowen books (they sound good!), but sadly they don't have them. I may need to order from Amazon (after the holidays). Your red sweater will be amazing!
Posted by: Vera | December 06, 2017 at 01:33 PM
You're inspiring me to re-start my Brickyard! It will be Woolen Rabbit red. I've got to finish the one I've got going. And your reading is incredible Margene...and your book group too!
Posted by: Patty | December 06, 2017 at 02:05 PM
I can't wait to see your Brickyard!! I think I am going to like yours more in Emma than mine in Downy. I have finished everything except for the sleeves.
I wish we had a book club like yours up here...your group is special! <3
Posted by: Kim | December 06, 2017 at 09:24 PM
Woohoo! Brickyard looks amazing .... and just put Eva Trout and To the North on hold at the library. Thank you for the recommendations!
Posted by: Mary | December 07, 2017 at 04:17 AM
Loving the rich colors of Brickyard - you'll appreciate them in the snowy winter!
Posted by: Chris | December 07, 2017 at 06:10 AM
Your book group sounds soooo much better than mine. I used to be in another one, but it met the same night as library board; I had said I would serve on the board when there was an opening and didn't feel like I could say no to it. But I miss them. My current group seems to spend at least as much time recounting the plot as discussing the content.
Posted by: kmkat | December 15, 2017 at 09:41 PM