Unraveled Wednesday

Hi, Friends! I’m checking in for Unraveled Wednesday. It’s felt like I was one of the few people on the planet who hadn’t read All the Light We Cannot See, but no more. I’ve got just a few pages left, and I now understand why my mom and my aunt and my friends have been talking about it so much. It’s a great read!

I kept meaning to pick it up, but something in the back of my mind kept telling me the plot seemed contrived. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The blind girl and the model making father and the radio boy genius are presented and brought together so beautifully by the author that the narrative that results in their meeting seems like the most natural thing in the world. Plus, there are all kinds of fascinating details about life in occupied France during World War II, and there’s a mystery that plays out involving a hidden diamond. I absolutely recommend this book.

On the knitting front, I’ve cast on for Caffeinated. This is my first try at brioche, so I had a couple of false starts, but now that I’ve got the hang of it, I’m really enjoying it. Caffeinated includes both brioche and double knitting. I can’t wait to see how they come together!

I’ve got a ton of work to do to prepare for my marathon work Thursday, so I’ll keep this brief. I hope everyone is making it through the last of winter okay and getting in LOTS OF KNITTING!!


    • melinda

      Thank you, Kat! I don’t know why, but I’ve resisted Brioche for a long time. It just didn’t pique my interest for some reason. Now that I’ve tried it, though, I’m loving the look of it, and the technique is actually kind of hypnotizing to work. In a good way! I’ve been meaning to mention, by the way, that I LOVE your new(ish) profile picture! 🙂

  1. I thought All The Light We Cannot See was one of the most amazing books I had ever read. So many layers of meaning and well constructed characters. I’m so glad that you liked out too. Now I want to re – read it after reading your thoughts.

    I’ve gone down the murder mystery hole… I’ve been reading all the books by Sara Blaedel (a Danish writer) as fast as they get translated. The difference between that world and ours still sometimes stuns me. Our heroine Louise Rick, gets a call from her partner on a stake out… “Get over here quick! All hell is breaking out!” So Louise jumps on her bike quick as a bunny and peddles on over there…

    I feel pretty comfortable with brioche, but I’ve never done double knit. Wow. You’d have to be caffeinated to tackle both at once. I’m going to check this pattern out!! Happy knitting, and I hope your week finishes yup well.

    • melinda

      I love that you’ve read this book too, Marilyn! I’m not sure what it is about it, but there’s something about knowing you’ve read the same book as a friend and that you’ve both had that experience of moving through it and that you both have the world of the book in your mind that makes me so happy. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂

      Sara Blaedel is a new name for me, so I will have to check her out. I completely identify with the murder mystery hole! The bicycling to the stake out is hilarious. LOLOL!

      Let me know if you end up knitting Caffeine. It would be great to compare notes. Good luck with the Olympics knitting!

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