Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Unraveled Wednesday

It's Wednesday so I'm joining Kat and the Unravelers for Unraveled Wednesday. There hasn't been any unraveling, but this photo looks almost exactly like last week's; now there are 29 teeth and last week there were only 22. I may also have ordered some solid red yarn for some stripes. I'm hoping this will spur me on to get to the end faster. 

But I also had the overwhelming urge to grab some sock yarn and needles and cast on an ankle sock when we left NJ for MD on Sunday. \I bought a boring brown pair of walking shoes and I need some bright socks to wear with them. There were a couple of false starts when I dropped stitches when John braked abruptly on 295 and I had to start over. I was still pleased that I had gotten to beginning of the heel flap by the time we were crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge. This isn't a big accomplishment when it's just an ankle sock, but I'll take whatever small accomplishments I can claim.

I'm now at the end of the heel gusset decreases, so I wonder how far I can get on the way home. It might be one time I welcome a bit of traffic.

Reading continues the same as last week, with Miss Buncle. I'm also reading Empire of Pain, the story of the Sackler family and the opioid crisis, and The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian. Empire of Pain is a horrifying (but educational) work of non-fiction, so I can only read so much before I have to put it down. Before I started reading, I didn't understand how the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma could be almost solely responsible for the opioid crisis, but I do now. Their ambition, selfishness, and greed has changed the world, and not for the better. 

What are you making and reading? 


  1. ooo! those sock stripes are just wonderful! I am on the waitlist for Empire of Pain... a part of me does not want to know, but still.

    I just love how Wollmeise knits up in a Hitchhiker. Hmmm, maybe I need to see what Loopy has in stock!

  2. Aha! So you did order some red yarn for stripes at the end. Brilliant idea. And, speaking of Brilliant, look at that ankle sock - gorgeous Bonny! That will certainly liven up ANY shoe. Nice choice of yarn and I bet it is just fun to knit!

  3. I bet the red stripes will be stunning! I do love that sock and how cheerfully bright it is :)

  4. When you say bright socks, you are not kidding -- those will practically glow!

    I am not sure I can bring myself to read Empire of Pain, though I'm certain it's really well done.

    I am reading Jayber Crow and The Rose Code (one digital, one paper) and focused on spinning at the moment. I just finished my third bobbin of singles for my current spin last night and plan to start plying today.

  5. Those socks are definitely not boring! I love the bright stripes!

  6. It is so great that you can pass time knitting in the car. Unfortunately, I could never read or knit in the car because it gives me motion sickness. Those socks are the most cheerful socks I have ever seen! I have not been knitting much, but have been reading snippets far and wide trying to find something that appeals. I am about halfway through Klara and the Sun, and I have gotten stuck. I will have to see if I can power through soon. Have a Happy Wednesday, Bonny.

  7. I love doing strip socks and my girls enjoy them as well. Beautiful colors!

  8. Those socks make me so happy! I bet you'll be able to walk farther and faster when you're wearing them! (And those Sacklers. They are REALLY Something.) :-)

  9. Those socks are just the thing to perk up walking shoes. I bet you will have a light step when you pull them on. I read an account of the Sackler family in The New Yorker magazine a year or so ago. Shameful to say the least. I love this hitchhiker - such deep rich color.


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