Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Unravelled Wednesday.

I've added a few inches to my slouchy hat, some of which was done during professional development. The knitting actually helps me pay attention.
I finished reading Sisters by Lily Tuck, which is really just a novella, which is not about sisters at all. It's about the second wife of a man who is obsessed with his first wife. I'd recommend it.

I chanced on I Await the Devil's Coming by Mary MacLane at a small bookstore in Minneapolis, and I could not resist it. It's a diary written by a young woman in Montana in 1903. She is depressed and lonely, but also believes herself to be a genius. The book was a sensation when it was published -- a time when confessional writing wasn't done, especially by women. It's short, yet it is dragging because there is no plot at all. More of a curiosity than a real book.
Our cats are usually near one another, although not usually this close. Nagi regularly grooms Kola, but I've never seen her return the favor.  

I'm joining Kat for Unraveled Wednesday.

15 comments:

  1. I love the colors in your slouchy hat! I used to work in a middle school library and never managed to convince our principal or superintendent that knitting helped me to pay attention during PD, so they both asked me to stop on numerous occasions (yet they didn't have a problem with people scrolling on their phones). I'm glad you don't have people policing whether you are paying attention or not!

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  2. Knitting always helps me pay attention during meetings/presentations. I wish others didn't look so mortified when I bring my knitting out . . . (if only they knew). I love the colors of your hat. And your kitties! XO

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  3. I love the gradient in that hat!

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  4. I used to knit during meetings because it helps me stay focused. But someone complained that I wasn't paying attention so now I'm not allowed. But everyone is allowed to play with their smart phones...

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  5. I knit during faculty meetings all the time. One day, a (male) colleague said to me, "Kim, I wonder what the male equivalent of knitting in a faculty meeting is." and I said "Jon, it is knitting in a faculty meeting."

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  6. Sisters just went on my Goodreads TBR list. It sounds interesting.

    You hat is knitting up beautifully!

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  7. I would have loved to been able to knit during all those useless and oh, so boring staff development days.

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  8. I could not agree more about knitting helping you to stay focused! It is so good for that! And, I love how those colors are progressing! Wow! That hat is going to be gorgeous!

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  9. Pretty progress on your hat and very sweet looking kitties :)

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  10. Those who complain about knitting during a meeting are jealous because they didn't bring their knitting/crochet project bag. Love the gradient yarn!

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  11. Your hat is going to be very pretty. Love your kitties!

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  12. I saw a ballet that vaguely reminds me of the first book, except it was just an affair. Not 1st wife and second. It was such a bizarre ballet, but I haven't forgotten it. So the art did it's work on me.

    I love the yarn in your hat. It's going to be fantastic.

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  13. I am still living in a dog zone and a cat zone. Love the hat and you're not the first to say knitting helps you listen better, my dear friend knits during church. (I'm catholic and it is not welcomed to knit...)

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  14. Great looking hat and the photo of the cats is just too sweet!

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  15. I love the yarn/colors for a slouchy hat. Oh my, I spent so many years in professional development just itching to knit. It was considered unprofessional in my school district. Little did they know I'd been better off knitting than doodling.

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