Greetings Unravelers!

October is easing out incredibly here in Western Pennsylvania. The days have warmed beautifully with the glorious sunshine we have had. October will end for us with temps rising into the 70’s, which is such a blessing. Of course, tomorrow we have rain in the forecast which is less than perfect for the neighborhood children to make their Trick or Treat Trek – but at least it will be a warm night!

I promised you a photo of Genevieve in all her Halloween Glory… and she is so glorious! You can barely make out her “deer leggings” under her must-have tutu but her headband is very easy to see. AND!!! If you look very closely you will see two pierced ears! I think she is the most adorable dancing deer in all North America!

As you can see above, Evening Dew Cardigan is moving along, albeit slowly. There is no way I know to cable quickly, but can I just say that this yarn combo is heavenly to knit with! I do need to pay attention as I knit, it is very easy to miss a strand of one of the yarns – this is not a mindless knit.

But…Tegna. Oh, my! She is so lovely. It is like wearing a cloud! All my details are here, if you are interested!

My reading this week was so incredible and suddenly all other books are sadly disappointing and very anti-climactic. I started Téa Obreht’s Inland and I am struggling to feel comfortable with it.

First up I finished listening to The Dutch House. This was the best book I have read all year. The story and the narrator were the most impeccable combination. I desperately wanted this story to never end, yet I could not stop listening. I fell in love with Maeve and Danny and would like nothing better to somehow be a member of their family. I laughed, gasped, and cried as this story kept building to an incredible ending. If you read nothing else this year – get this book. Listen to this book – Tom Hanks narrates it – and do it right now! 5-stars

I also finally finished Just Mercy. I loved this book but for none of the same reasons. This book showed me how incredibly ignorant I am, how comfortably ensconced in my white privilege with blinders on to the horrors that are our criminal justice system (which is not just at all) I am excited to begin the discussions on this powerful book. 5-stars – this is also a must read.

Finally – I finished a quick Viveca Sten Sandhamn Mystery. I won a copy from a Goodreads give away (book #7 in the series) so I picked up Book 5 – In the Heat of the Moment. This is an enjoyable series that happen on an island in the Swedish archipelago – Sandhamn. It is always curious to me that so much murder can happen in such a small place! This one got 3-stars and I am on to Book 6 – In Harm’s Way. These are the perfect bedtime reads – they move along quickly, they do not require an abundance of thought to keep the story line straight, and if you fall asleep – it is easy to get right back in the next night!

A wee bit of housekeeping – next week Tuesday is Election Day and I will be working at my polling place, so next week’s Unraveled Wednesday might be up a litter later in the morning than it usually is!

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