Unraveled Wednesday: Knit this Sweater, Read this Book

Woohoo for the Tecumseh sweater!! I’m knitting mine with DWJ. Check out Yards of Happiness for details and pics of Dana’s amazing progress, and join Dana’s Ravelry group for lots of great Tecumseh chat.

I’m knitting with Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK. It’s the first time I’ve knit with this yarn, and I’m definitely a fan. I also absolutely love this sweater pattern!

And happily, it’s Unraveled Wednesday! I’ve been meaning to post about Educated by Tara Westover for ages. I give it my unqualified recommendation. It would be a phenomenal story even if the writing were ordinary, but the writing is masterful. I haven’t been so moved by a book in a very long time.

Other books I’ve read recently are The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee and On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks. I enjoyed both of these immensely.

It’s already late, and 5:30 comes early, so I’m going to keep things short and sweet tonight. I hope you are well my knitting (and book loving!) friends. I’ll be back with more details on Tecumseh soon.

Be sure to stop by As Kat Knits and see what others are reading and knitting today!


    • melinda

      Thanks, Elizabeth! This color combo is a departure for me, so I appreciate the vote of confidence. 😉

      Educated is about a woman who grows up in a Mormon family in rural Utah. She doesn’t attend school, doesn’t even have a birth certificate, and lives through a harrowing upbringing. Despite all of this, she ends up being admitted to BYU and ultimately to Cambridge, where she earns her doctorate. Along the way her entire belief system gets turned inside out. The story and her ability to tell it and to reflect on her own experiences and make sense of them in a way that conveys a broader truth is riveting and inspiring unlike anything else I’ve ever read.

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