What we love to do we find time to do. — John L. Spalding
Welcome to Inauguration Day Unravelers!
This past week has been all about vacillating between wanting to watch the news and trying to avoid the news. I think I found a good balance and in the process did some yarn sorting and organizing. I also did some project sorting and organizing as well. I have some projects that the yarn was reclaimed and some projects that are sitting so I can think a bit more about reclaiming the yarn or finishing the project. And there are some projects that I asked myself why it was not done… one of those projects spent a bit of time with me when I watched the news and have made some significant progress to finishing!
This is the project (Rav Link) that has been in my hands the most this week. Before I picked it up, I was just about half way done with this scarf and today I have less than two sections to go!
I also finished the second braid of fiber and completed plying last week’s yarn. It turned out better than I hoped and although there are a couple of under-plied spots, I think it will be alright once it has had a nice soak! In fact, it will be hanging to dry soon and then, dare I hope, I will be casting on a Hitchhiker!!
The reading was good this week! I follow John Boyne on Twitter and some weeks ago he suggested The Thursday Murder Club and I am so glad he did!
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked this book up based on a recommendation by John Boyne and I am so glad I did! How fun would it be to have a Murder Club? Riotously fun, if you go by Osman’s version! I laughed, I loved the turns this story took, but I especially adored Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron… they were simply divine!
I highly recommend this witty book and I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!
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That yarn looks PERFECT for a hitchhiker! It’s lovely and I can’t wait to see it all knit up 🙂 And project sorting would have been the perfect companion to my gluttonous consumption of news last week – I’m glad you found a somewhat happy medium between the two.
Thanks for the link up!
What a soothing color your Autumn Forest is. Lovely. I admit I need to look at things and re-evaluate whether to continue with a project or not…or simply wrap it up already!! LOL The book looks like fun – I just placed a request for it at my Library (and there are only 95 requests ahead of mine!).
A very Happy Inauguration Day to you, Kat! Your Autumn Forest looks lovely and you’ll be able to wear it this winter, and your spinning! I can’t wait to see that beautiful skein begin to be transformed into a Hitchiker! Thanks for the book recommendation; it must be good as there are loads of people who have requested it at my libraries, too.
Happy Inauguration Day Kat and thank you for your warm welcome!
I’ve been doing quite a bit of spinning myself and love your most recent finish. Thanks for making my “to be read” list for 2021 even longer, your book sounds like a really fun read.
Three cheers for Inauguration Day!!!
So glad this day is here at last!
gorgeous gray yarn and I love the pattern you chose. Like you, I’ve had a rough time scaling back the news consumption. Today is a GOOD DAY.
I feel so much lighter today! And I just watched you-know-who leave the White House, so I am starting my day on a happy note!
I think your new handspun looks beautiful and will make a gorgeous Hitchhiker! I think a good soak and snap will definitely help even out the twist.
I am sooo excited today, watching as I type trump leaving DC..It’s really happening, may he be treated like the plague and we hear no more about him.
Your spinning is beautiful! I have been spinning this week as well, I need much more practice.
Have a great day and enjoy the festivities today!
Happy Inauguration Day!!! I’ve been waiting for today for the last four plus years!!!
Love the yarn you spun. It will make a fabulous Hitchhiker!!!
That is going to be a gorgeous hitchhiker….and love the grey scarf (love anything grey, but great choice on the pattern!)
Yes. Happy day!!!!
I can’t believe I had actually read a book before you did…Thursday Murder Club was a darn cute quick read!! (I would have sworn I heard about it here!)
Enjoy your day.
OH, HAPPY DAY!!!
Happy inauguration day! Here’s to a better future! Wishing all the best to Biden/Harris as they work to heal our country. Peace!
Happy Inauguration Day! 🙂
I have the Murder Club just waiting to be read.
I get to start a new project today–I’m excited to see what this yarn wants to be.
I have successfully spent the whole of my day with my eye on D.C. I finally stepped away at 2:30 for a little yoga and bloghopping! Now it’s out for a walk! I can’t believe how fast a day goes when ALL you do is watch the news. But I couldn’t help myself. It’s been so long since we’ve been able to do it joyfully!
Gorgeous blues + grays here, Kat!
I mean the speech and that poem!! It was such a glorious day for America!
It is indeed a new day. I started to write a blog post but not early enough. The inauguration was so refreshing and hopeful. Your scarf is very pretty and the handspun should make a delicious hitchhiker. I did a little yarn organization myself late this afternoon. I’m making progress with my stash because this year I just reorganized and tidied and didn’t find anything to re-home. I’ll try to get my link up tomorrow.
Good you were watching the inauguration today and knitting while watching!
Oh that yarn-can’t wait to see it knitted up!
I too just finished The Thursday Murder Club and enjoyed Osman’s laugh out loud writing. My bookclub is already planning to read his #2 when it is released.