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Unraveled Wednesday

Joining Kat & the Unravelers for Unraveled Wednesday...



I crocheted the last charted circle motif the other day for Hexie Love (Rav link)!

My box of colors has changed a lot since February 1st.


I started with 35 and not only have I run out of some colors, but I've also dumped the box too many times to count... so lately the chart is just a suggestion, and I work with whatever feels right.


Now I have two stitch holders full of circles to join/make into hexies, and a pile of extras -- because every other row is a short one (not reflected in my chart of squares). So there will be one non-charted row, and at least a few more after that. At least.


I guess it's been a while since I wrote an Unraveled post! I have finished An American Quilt: Unfolding A Story of Family & Slavery (pages) and Sinéad O'Connor's memoir, Rememberings (audio). The quilt story was... missing something; it wasn't quite as dynamic and engaging as I'd hoped. I really enjoyed listening to Sinéad read her book, but I'm sure it's not for everyone. I was eye witness to the event that changed her life and it was interesting to hear the back story...

I just finished listening to Unsettled Ground this morning! It's a full month until the book club discussion (unheard of!), and I'm looking forward to that. On my nightstand is The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel, which I am enjoying.




I love those circles, turned into hexies, which in turn turn into a blanket! I'm looking forward to seeing how beautifully they all work together. This is an epic project!


I think you mean "Unsettled Ground" right? What a weird (but well written) book. And bleak. I do love your hexie project!!


I'm all the hearts for your hexie project :-) and J. Ryan Stradel - did you read Kitchens of the Great Midwest? It was a Modern Mrs Darcy bookclub selection sometime in the last year or two and he was there for the booktalk. What a delightful human! I subsequently bought Lager Queens, but still haven't read it.


I am just so enamored by your hexie blanket! It has been the most wonderful journey!


I love the before-and-after yarn shot! Your blanket is going to be EPIC, and I can't wait to see it in its finished form. I loved Kitchens of the Great Midwest, but . . . not so much with Lager Queens. I'll be eager to hear what you think of it. :-)


As big as the hexie blanket has gotten, you really get a sense of the scale when you look at the box of yarn before and after!


Your photos of the hexie journey are wonderful. I'm looking forward to the finished blanket.
the Lagar Queen was a fun read. I just finished Life Support, a medical mystery by Tess Gerritsen. I also read Beth and Amy, and now I'm reading Meg and Jo. I love the modern day setting of this new "Little Women".

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