Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Unraveled Wednesday

I'm joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday, with the second Nervous Breakdown once again. 

Not a terrific photo but you can see that progress has been made. 

I've been content to work work on it, especially because I can see the ball of yarn getting smaller and I'll have to start a second skein soon. 

This photo is just because I love how apple blossoms are pink until they open. 

This week I finished three 4-star books, Woodswoman, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and Goldenrod. Woodswoman let me know that I am probably not cut out to escape to the woods in upstate NY, build my own cabin, and live in it by myself, but it was a compelling book. Mrs. Frisby was one of those books I saw was available to download from the library, vaguely remembered the kids enjoying the animated version when they were younger, but didn't remember ever reading. The book was a quick listen and Mrs. Frisby was a remarkably plucky and determined mouse. I didn't think that Maggie Smith could meet or exceed Good Bones in terms of good poetry, but she did just that with Goldenrod. I'll sneak in some poetry a day early with this poem that @maggiesmithpoet shared on instagram:

What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. so beautiful and the photography is a nice added punch! I haven't been reading much and need to get that back on the rountine!

  2. I need that new Maggie Smith book... most certainly! I love that poem! And your Hitchhiker is really moving along! (I like those long rows best I think!)

    PS My kids LOVED Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH!

  3. It's been many, many years since I read Mrs. Frisby, but I do remember her being plucky!

    If you are interested, I recently listened to an episode of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast (the episode is called Checky Listy) where Maggie Smith is the guest -- but I didn't realize it was her until late in the episode, because she's only referred to as "Maggie" until then. Getting to know her a bit better as a person made me that much more interested in reading her poetry!

    1. oh this is cool, Sarah, thank you! (I think I need to add T,TFA to my regular podcast rotation - you've recommended it more than once to me!)

  4. What a great poem (though, I will admit that as a child, Goldenrod was like poison to me - I was so deathly allergic!). I love the pictures of your latest Hitchhiker Bonny and yes, those apple blossoms are so pretty -a deep pink bud and then white petals.

  5. Beautiful composition in photography, Bonny. Hitchhiker and blossoms are both lovely. I just finished reading Perestroika in Paris as Carole recommended, and it is worth the read. I love goldenrod, but it doesn't love me. I have been a prisoner to pollen for the last month!

  6. I've been loving reading "snippets" of Maggie Smith's new book that she shares on Instagram! Can't wait to get my hands on the whole collection. So glad to hear you liked it. :-) I love your Hitchhiker . . . and it is perfect nestled right in there with your beautiful blossoms.

  7. I love the way your hitchhiker blends into the tree! And that's a wonderful poem about goldenrod.

  8. Apple blossoms, HH progress and how did I not know that Maggie Smith was on Instagram? :-)

  9. I love apple blossoms. Our neighbors have a tree near the lot line and I always enjoy watching it bloom. I just wished the flowers lasted longer but then maybe seeing them wouldn't be so sweet. I love the twist at the end of the Goldenrod poem.

  10. PS. The hitchhiker looks great, especially amidst the greens of spring.


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