Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Unraveled Wednesday

I have been enjoying mindless knitting this summer, possibly because I'm working to improve my sewing skills -- and that is no easy task!

I finished a Hitchhiker made from a series of very-mini skeins. I haven't blocked it yet, but it still looks fine. I like the crazy colors, but I'd hesitate before giving this as a gift!
 And I immediately started a Find Your Fade. The yarn in Fresh From the Cauldron Freyr Sock (colorway: A Rose by Any Other Name).
I haven't had much time for social knitting, but I did have lunch and knitting with my friend Marsha. She is so photogenic it's hard to be her friend!
I interrupted my reading when an ebook came through on my Kindle: Fascism by Madeleine Albright, which Marsha recommended. It's a pithy history of fascism, and I'm sure it links the past to the present -- I'm just not that far yet.

Scary fact: The term "drain the swamp" comes from Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. 

I'm linking up with Kat today for Unraveled Wednesday.

16 comments:

  1. VEry fun scarf. This is the second Hitchiker I've seen today so that says I have to start one NOW!

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  2. The Hitchhiker is gorgeous! History tends to repeat itself, especially when people are complacent.

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  3. Love your Hitchhiker and your Fade is going to be beautiful too. I agree with Nancy, history does tend to repeat itself. Can we never learn???

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  4. I LOVE your Hitchhiker and think the colors are fabulous! (And now I want to knit one like it with mini-skeins!)

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  5. Getting together with friends is surely one of the joys of summer. I love your Hitchhiker. It is very cheerful and summery.

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  6. I always love the happy colors you knit with! The Hitchhiker is fabulous -- I really must knit one someday. (And yeah. That history. Round and round and round. . . )

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  7. A Rose by any other name is perfect. I love the colorway

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  8. Love the shawl!! I recently watched a show on Fascism and heard that phrase, too. Fascism is an insidious ideology that so easily sucks many different people into its mire....

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  9. The mini-skein Hitchhiker is gorgeous! I have had that book on my read list for some time now, I think I need to move it up in my queue and do that!

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  10. I love the hitchhiker and the new cast on as well. You will just have to find the right recipient or keep them for yourselves. A pop of pastel color is just the thing in February and March. Um- and yes, I read somewhere that quote came from Mussolini. Scary is right.

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  11. Love that Hitchhiker! I really do need to try that one.

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  12. Your Hitchhiker is fabulous!!! How fun is that?

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  13. Lovely knitting and what a sweet photo of your friend!

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  14. Lovely knitting, beautifully done. Nice to catch up with your friend too. Cx

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  15. Your friend is indeed beautiful and if she is a friend of your she is beautiful on the inside too as you are!

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  16. It's indeed great to have a good friend who enjoys a lot of the things we enjoy. Your friend is a beautiful lady!! The knitting look lovely! Have a great weekend!

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