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A new book at least – Unraveled Wednesday

Big projects mean unexciting progress

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been a while since I linked up As Kat Knits weekly update on knitting and reading.

This week I’ve been working on the Plush Sweater and Slipstravaganza MKAL as planned. Nothing too different to share there! I’ll definitely fall a bit behind on the MKAL, I had/have some stuff to do in the evenings this week so my knitting time is a bit reduced and I’m focused on getting to my stitch goal for the Plush Sweater. Yesterday I added formulas to my Excel tracking to project when I’ll finish a project (isn’t English fun) based on the average completed each day, and I’ll probably be finishing the sweater somewhere in the 11/7 – 11/10 range. The due date on this is 11/20, so that still leave me plenty of time!

I didn’t do much reading at all through September, but I’m back at it with my newest Book of the Month book. I got this one, Ties that Tether, as well as another because there was two that looked interesting to me! I started this book Monday, and it’s a pretty quick read as I’m already about 1/2 way through. I’m really liking it so far – it’s definitely drama and romance filled, which is not necessarily my favorite thing, but I’m just enjoying this light and easy reading. I like hearing how the narrator’s Nigerian heritage permeates her family relationships. And ugh, this is the church nerd in me, but each time I take out this book to read it I get the hymn “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” stuck in my head. 🤦‍♀️

Hope you’re all having a good week! Knitting or reading anything good I should know about?

12 comments on “A new book at least – Unraveled Wednesday

  1. I am glad I was not the only one who associated that title with that hymn! 🙂

    Lovely yarn! 🙂

  2. I’ve read a couple books by Nigerian authors this year. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah” is top 5 of the books I’ve read this year.

  3. Sounds like good progress! And I LOVE your Hamilton project bag!

  4. We picked the same BOTM book this month. I can’t say I’m surprised.

  5. That sounds like an interesting book!

  6. Can I just say that I really love your excel skills you apply to your projects? I never properly learned how to do it, a lot of it was “on the go” at work (because no one else would do it), but your posts really make me want to learn a little more and expand my skills!

    The book sounds interesting, too, I’ll look it up and see if it’s something for me! Right now, I’m reading another book by Banana Yoshimoto, but I don’t like this one as much as other works of her, so I’m not quite sure whether or not I’ll finish this. We’ll see.

    • Thank you! I work with Excel all the time at work, I’ve kind of had to learn it on my own, but that makes me even more excited to keep working with it and use it in my personal life too!
      I haven’t heard of that author before but after a quick look some of those books look really interesting.

      • IF you can get your hands on one of them, try “Cloak of Feathers” and “Goodbye Tsugumi”; I loved both of them.

  7. Interesting book. I was psyched last night to start on the leg of a sock but then I had tried it on and I guess that made some stitches come off a needle and so everything got jacked up. I ripped out the heel flap and heel turn which means sigh…I have to reknit those parts. I’m finishing up a Kindle book today from a historical romance series which I’ve enjoyed.

  8. I just finished Oona Out of Order and I definitely recomment it. The beginning was a bit shaky, but one it got going I just couldn’t stop reading. I haven’t whizzed through a book like that for ages.

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