Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday, with some Christmas knitting still in progress and my decoy knitting.

I only have a few more decrease rows to go on Justin's Christmas hat, but he has been here with us for a few days, so I haven't been able to work on it. I'm not sure why I feel it has to be a surprise for a 27-year-old, but I'd still like it to be. I have high hopes for some knitting time this afternoon when he goes back to his potential new job yet again. He's not sure if they're checking him out extra-thoroughly or making him jump through hoops, but I'm still hopeful. 

Because I haven't been able to work on Justin's hat, I had to work on something else for decoy knitting. A quick glance at Ravelry showed me all the wips I could look for in my yarn closet, and I chose this partially completed Sockhead Cowl in a delicious Wollmeise MCN blend. I would definitely enjoy wearing this if I finish it in a timely fashion.

My recent reading has been enjoyable. I finished Midwinter Murder, Wintering, and The Vanishing Half, and they were each four-star books for me. I started Miss Benson's Beetle and it's proving to be an entertaining read so far. I'd like to finish A Promised Land (Obama's memoir) but I also want to make sure I give it the time and attention that his stellar writing deserves. I woke up feeling dizzy yesterday, and it's worse today so I'm not sure I'll be doing much reading until it's better. I'm off to try the Epley maneuver, fingers crossed!

What are you making and reading this week?


  1. Sending ALL the positive vibes for Justin. May he win the job!! The hat is so pretty (perhaps handsome would be a better word??). And the sockhead cowl - love that blue!

    Merry Christmas Bonny. Hope your dizziness/vertigo is gone by now. Take care and enjoy the holiday!

  2. What a handsome hat for Justin. I continue to keep him in my thoughts. I think it very sweet that you want to surprise him with the hat. I know that vertigo and it's not fun. May your maneuver be successful. What a very pretty bright blue for a winter cowl.

  3. I hope that Justin wins the job! I love the idea of stealth knitting! Ugh to the vertigo... I hope the Epley Maneuver works!

  4. I love the hat! That yarn appears as though already sprinkled with snow.

    I'm reading a book that I think you would really like based on your other book reports: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald (author of H us for Hawk).

    Good luck to Justin on his job search. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you, Valerie! I'm holding two strands of fingering weight together and I like how the colors change and blend in the hat. I'm sure I would like Vesper Flights! I really enjoyed H is for Hawk, but haven't read it yet. I will move it closer to the top of my pile based on your recommendation. Thank you and I hope you Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Your guys are much more observant than mine! They never pay any attention to what I am reading or knitting. However, they pay a lot of attention to what I am cooking! LOL I have benign vertigo pretty regularly. The Epley maneuver works pretty well for me sometimes. I also have chronic sinus miseries, and I find that my vertigo can be improved with sudafed or another similar decongestant. I know some people cannot take them, but I thought I would mention it. I hope you find some relief. That is miserable. Love the hat!

  6. That's a good looking hat! I almost started a sockhead cowl last week but didn't. It's definitely on my to-knit-list for 2021, though.

  7. “Decoy knitting” - brilliant!

  8. I love your hats in progress - so cozy! And Wollmeise on your head sounds extra wonderful!!

    I have Wintering on my TBR - it sounds fabulous. So you glad you loved The Vanishing Half!

    I hope your dizziness is resolved soon. Yikes!

  9. How handy that your decoy knitting is also a luxurious knit item for you, wink wink. I hope the vertigo has passed by now and that you're able to get back to the reading. Fingers crossed for Justin! In my (admittedly limited) experience, the more they bring a candidate back, the better -- it sounds like they like him and want to be extra sure he's a good fit!


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