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Unraveled, Jan 10th 2024

I’m trying to get back into the habit of posting every weekday so, even though I don’t have a lot to say today, I’m joining in with Kat and the other unravelers to talk about knitting and reading.

I’m knitting socks. The colors are Christmas-y because I started them in December, the pattern is my standard picot edge sock. I’m not sure who they are for, that usually comes to me at some point during the process and, if it doesn’t, I will tuck them away until the moment is right.

I’m reading Killers of the Flower Moon and finding it pretty compelling. It’s making me angry and I want justice for the Osage people but (not really a spoiler alert given our history of treatment of Native Americans) I don’t think that’s going to happen.

I’m listening to Between To Kingdoms, a memoir about a young woman’s battle with and recovery from leukemia. It’s engrossing and heartbreaking and also hopeful. It’s also a bit personal to me as a young man in the community where I worked died last year of this same illness. I can’t help but think about his family and all they’ve been through as I’m absorbing this story.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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  1. Those are charming socks! (Lucky whoever!!!) If you can believe it, I’ve actually been thinking about making some socks myself. (Don’t hold your breath though . . . ) I have read both of the books you mention — and thought they were both excellent reads. I’d also highly recommend following up Between Two Kingdoms with American Symphony on Netflix (if you haven’t seen it already). XO

  2. I like those socks (and your Picot Edge pattern is one of my favorites!!)

    I read one of these books (Killers of the Flower Moon) but not the other… I am off to see if my library has it!

  3. Your picot top sock is my “always” pattern! My socks are now Frankensteined: your picot top, the Fish Lips Kiss heel, and the Yarn Harlot’s recipe for a rounded toe. The yarn? We dyed Knitpicks sock blanks with KoolAid and have very fruity knitting! It’s fun!
    Reading? I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t seem to finish anything. I have 4 half read books beside me right now. The real world has more than enough drama and mystery. Instead, we are wallowing in feel-good stuff like rewatching Ted Lasso.

  4. I just finished knitting two baby hats for a friend’s twin grand daughters and am pondering what to knit up next.
    I read Killers of the Flower Moon and thought it was excellent, I look forward to seeing the movie.
    I’m reading The Berry Pickers, just started yesterday so I can’t say much other than I did enjoy the first few chapters.
    Your socks are cute and whoever gets them will be sure to like them!

  5. Socks are wonderful to knit, anytime, anywhere. And just like the Miracle of the Christmas hat, their rightful owner will appear someday when the time is right.

  6. Those sure are fun socks! They look happy. I keep hearing about Killers of the Flower Moon and will add that to my TBR (long) list. I’m knitting socks, a hat, fingerless mitts, about to start more socks and I have other ideas. Good thing I am retiring! LOL Reading is slow, but I hope to get through what I’m in the midst of and then move on to better things!

  7. Love the socks and I enjoyed both those books. Killers was such a history lesson – I just finished a book about the KKK in the 1920s (Fever in the Heartland) and it seems like there’s a new genre of non-fiction “stuff they left out of the history books”.

  8. I’m also working on socks that my daughter requested for the 3 people who helped him with his college application. The boy has a size 13 foot! I loved Killers of the Flower Moon, and am currently reading The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store. Thanks again for the link, and I hope you had a good discussion.

  9. Love the socks! Whoever gets them will be very happy. I have not read Flowers of the Killer Moon, but I’d like to. Between Two Kingdoms was one of the best books I read last year!

    I’m still working on my sweater and just started The Poisonwood Bible last night. I haven’t read it in more than 20 years, so I don’t remember much.

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