Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Unraveled Wednesday: 9/21/22

I'm happy to join Kat and fellow Unravelers for Unraveled Wednesday, with some more Hitchhiker rainbows.

With your kind comments last week, I have been feeling a little more kindly towards how the rainbows are looking broken up as the rows lengthen. Jane said they looked like watercolor rainbows and that's how I've been thinking of them. I have an idea for the end of the Hitchhiker and I'll see if that looks as good in practice as it does in my mind.

I finished listening to Stephen King's Fairy Tale and it was wonderful. During the pandemic, Stephen King asked himself: “What could you write that would make you happy?” The result is Fairy Tale, and it made me happy, too. Even though it doesn't begin with "Once upon a time", this is a fairy tale (just not a whitewashed Disney version) combined with just the right amount of fantasy, horror, and adventure for me. Because it's authored by Stephen King, the storylines take a while to get somewhere, but I think that is time worth spending (24 hrs. for the audiobook, 600 pgs. for the hardcover). There were a couple of times that I thought the story dragged, but much of it is necessary for the images that King is describing. For me, this book had everything - good, evil, fantasy, horror, love, hate, right, wrong, and an immersive story well told. 4.5 stars rounded up. 

Miss Marple is one of my favorite literary characters so I had been looking forward to the publication of Marple: Twelve New Mysteries. This is a collection of twelve new Miss Marple stories by twelve current-day bestselling authors. Like any collection, some stories are better than others. My verdict was that Agatha Christie did it much better. 

What are you making and reading this week?


I'm taking a few days off for a little bit of end-of-summer vacation. I'll see you back here next week!


  1. That Hitchhiker is looking mighty fine Bonny!! Enjoy your little break!

  2. A agree with Vera... that Hitchhiker is just beautiful! I am on Sleeve Island and it's much more enjoyable with The Book of Goose to listen to!

  3. I think taking some time off occasionally shows thoughtful self-care, Bonny. Do whatever you want to do to recharge, and we'll see you back when you're back. The HH is very nice, and I am interested in your ideas for the "end".

  4. I need to get a copy of fairytale but after I get done with all the currently reading books!! Love your rainbow :)

  5. Tom, a notoriously slow reader, is still working through Fairy Tale, so I need to wait my turn. (He's loving it, he just . . . compartmentalizes . . . his reading in ways I never can; especially with Stephen King.) And I really love the Watercolor Rainbow Hitchhiker, Bonny! (Isn't every yarn perfect knit up as a Hitchhiker???) Enjoy your break! XO

  6. Your Hitchhiker looks beautiful! I finished my Musselburgh hat last week and continue to work on my gray lacey scarf. I really want to move on to something more colorful!
    I'm currently reading a book you recommended, The Evening Chorus and I can't put it down, it's really beautiful.
    Enjoy your end of summer break!

    1. Color is important! I'm glad you enjoyed The Evening Chorus. I did also and thought it was a beautiful way to write about war.

  7. I can't wait to see what you plan to do to finish off this Hitchhiker, and I'm glad you've decided to carry on with it (we knitters can be very persuasive sometimes, can't we?).

    I caught the end of a story on some NPR show last week talking about a new biography of Agatha Christie, and it made me want to read more of her work. I think, though, that I'll stick with her for the time being and skip the other writers' versions of Marple.

  8. I'm still working on the Hitchhiker which I can say is going much better now. Reading: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I just started and I'm still slogging through the introduction and ready to get into the book already!!!! (TOO MUCH INTRO)

  9. I'm really looking forward to reading the new Stephen King book! I love your hitchhiker and I hope you have a great end-of-summer break.

  10. I stand by my earlier statement - I love the watercolor Rainbow effect in this hitchhiker. You are a fiber artist!

  11. I'm in love with that Hitchhiker and very much looking forward to Fairy Tale - I'm a few weeks out on the hold list right now (and totally planning on the audio - 24 hours is the kind of book I LOVE to sink into!) Enjoy your mini-vacay!


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