Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Unraveled Wedneday

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.


Yup, it's the same old Hitchhiker. Last week, I thought there was a possibility I might be done by now, but the garden and lots of life have demanded much of my time. It probably doesn't help that I keep dreaming and thinking about my next Hitchhiker, even while I'm working on this one. I'm beginning to think of the next one in terms of some sort of magnum opus epic project. Not that it will be difficult or complicated, but if I can make it look half as good as it does in my imagination I'll be pretty happy. I won't describe it in detail now, because I want to really focus on this project and take pleasure in my present knitting, but I will tell you that my dream project involves these.

Ooh, shiny!

In reading, I have to thank Caffeine Girl for recommending Magpie Murders last week. It sounded intriguing, but when I went to place a hold on it at the library, I found there were 43 active requests on six copies! Of course, when I found out that I wouldn't be able to read it as soon as I had hoped, I wanted to read it even more! I ran (almost literally, on a 90° evening) to my little borough library when the very kind librarian told me that she had just finished processing a copy and would keep it for me until closing time. So far, it's well worth that sweaty trip. It's an ingenious mystery within a mystery, and all I want to do is read my book uninterrupted. Work deadlines may suffer, Hitchhiker knitting may be put aside, the garden may get wild with weeds, and John may have to get his own dinner, but I am immersed in this terrific book. 


What are you knitting and reading this week?

9 comments:

  1. Knitting on the baby project continues and I'm off to put Magpie Murders on reserve!

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  2. I likewise have this on hold at the library! I think we need a little blogging book club! A life on hold book is the best kind!

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  3. I'm laughing as we all have the book on hold (I have it on hold at two different libraries via Overdrive). Those shiny beads are awfully pretty...now I'm curious about the color yarn...but I will be patient and enjoy your Birthday Hitchhiker as it progresses.

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  4. ah, a cliff hanger to what you will be working on next, I can't wait for the big reveal! Same old hitchhiker is still pretty :)

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  5. Well now that book and pattern are on my list too!

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  6. Oooo, now I can't wait to read it! If YOU went out on a hot evening to retrieve this book that makes it a worthy read!

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  7. So that book is now on hold for me, too. Although it might be awhile. . .

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  8. OK, I almost spit out my drink when I saw the CROCHET HOOK and the BEADS ... ooooohhhh shiny for sure, but also maybe (just a tiny bit?) crazy?! I'm listening to Magpie Murders (started this morning, in part because I saw you were reading it too :-) and I love that I can knit (and drive) while "reading".

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  9. Ooh, that sounds like a great book! BEADS!!

    I am on the last (5th) full repeat of the shawl I'm making for Kiwi Mom, then there's another section or two I think (guilty of not reading the entire pattern before starting).

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