Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Knitting, Watching, Reading

There hasn't been a lot of knitting here lately. I've been putting in a lot of time at school, and we've been visiting my dad in rehab. We're hoping he'll be able to move to Assisted Living next Thursday.

I've made some progress on my Winter Ridge Cowl Shawl, which is really a poncho.
It has been perfect for watching Shetland, a BBC series that streams on Netflix. How did I miss this for so long? One plot is set on Fair Isle! The settings are just gorgeous, and I'm half in love with the detective, too.
If you haven't watched this yet, you are in for a treat.

Note: I tried reading the books, where the whole series began, and I didn't like them.
I finished Graham Swift's Mothering Sunday, and it's OK. It is short and sweet and thoughtful, but not so engaging that I loved it.
I finished The Trip from last week, about Andy Warhol, and I liked that, too, but didn't love it.  It really brought home that his image was completely crafted and false. He in interesting, though! Next up is The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf, which is about the early biologist Alexander Von Humboldt, who did pioneering work in South America in the 1800s.

Joining up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday


12 comments:

  1. Best wishes for your Dad in rehab. and that he gets to move to assisted living soon (when he's ready!) I've somehow managed to miss Shetland, but it's now on my list and I'm looking forward to watching soon. Thanks for what sounds like a great recommendation!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That grey gradiant is so pretty!

    Good luck to your Dad. We are going through that same thing with Steve's Dad. He had surgery a few weeks ago and has not recovered well. He is in the rehab portion of his senior living center and they want him to move from his apartment to assisted living. He is having none of it. Fun time ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The poncho/shawl is incredible-I think it is the Shetland series influencing the beauty! lol I love the series and hated it when I hit the end!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Shetland is on my list. I don't know why I keep forgetting about it. I love the poncho...reminds me that cooler weather is not far off now!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven't read that particular Wulf book yet, but have enjoyed others by her. I also got to meet her, since she did a talk at my workplace a few years back, and she was lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Shetland? How did I miss this series - I'm off to add it to my queue.

    Love the poncho/shawl!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful knitting!! And, I am with you - I found the books sorely lacking, but the BBC Series was most excellent!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yes best wishes for your Father. I LOVE your poncho knitting and the colors you picked. They just say "I"ll warm you up"

    ReplyDelete
  9. Geez, I am so impressed you're able to keep up w/any knitting and as much reading as you do with everything going on. Wishing Dad the best.

    I LOVE Shetland the series and I'm grateful you didn't like the books because I am tired of adding things to the, probably not going to read it pile.

    ReplyDelete
  10. hope all goes well for your dad and that you are not too stressed out!! I cannot believe another school year is starting so soon.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hope things go smoothly for your Dad. Sending you a hug.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ooh, thanks for the tip! I will check out Shetland. Best wishes to your dad -- hard work recovering, everything takes time.

    ReplyDelete