Unraveled Wednesday is a linkup hosted by As Kat Knits highlighting current projects, books we’re reading, and relevant yarn industry news/info/discussions.
Somehow I neglected to take a picture of my progress before sitting down to write this, so that will be added soon!
I’m still working on knitting a blanket to donate, but it’s finally starting to feel like a blanket! I am also realizing that I probably will need significantly more yarn than I initially thought, so I will need to get more relatively soon. This month I came to the conclusion that, when reading articles for class on my computer, I can actually get through them more quickly if my hands are busy. Even though I have to pause any time I need to scroll to the next page, the overall time of getting through an entire article is shorter when I knit at the same time. This may not always work, but for now, it is a great blessing to be able to do these two things at once and end up more focused.
I spent most of February reading The Comeback by E.L. Shen in my down time. It’s a fun middle grade book about an intermediate competitive figure skater, and in my opinion, very well done. Shen tackles all the expected difficulties of being a competitive athlete at a young age as well as the cultural struggles of growing up as an Asian American in New York. I do take issue with how the protagonist responds to the bully and the lack of accountability on her part, but as a whole, I greatly enjoyed this book and recommend it to any middle grade reader or skating fan looking for a fun and realistic fiction story.
In order to get a tiny bit ahead on school, I also read the short book Promoting Individual and Community Health in the Library. This is an incredible resource, but admittedly rather dry when you just sit down to read the entire thing.
Yesterday I read Mary Oliver’s poetry collection Blue Horses. I have seen Oliver’s poems lauded by several bloggers whose taste I relate to, and I am glad that I picked this one up! This is a wonderful collection. I look forward to reading more of her work.
Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear about what you are working on. You can see more yarning and reading around the blogosphere at the linkup on Kat’s site.
Until the next chapter,