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Unravelled Wednesday and Yarnalong - the one where it is sOctober

Ah sOctober, the funnest month of the year! I started some Mystic Spiral socks with the Richmond Knitters Christmas yarn last night. We are lucky enough to have Dani, from Half-baked Hand Dyed as a member of the Richmond Knitters. Knitting with her yarn is always a pleasure, and self striping is always so much fun. 

If you want to knot more about my sOctober plans, come back on Thursday, where I will fully expand on them for once Upon a Sock. In reading this week I finished Still Come Home by Katey Schultz.

It was a NetGalley review book, and as mentioned last week I was feeling a bit of trepidation, because I've had a bad run of review books. Well, this was fantastic. It was an modern American army book, but the story was told carefully and I really liked all the characters. The various points of view added depth and nuance to the book. It was definitely a winner. My full review can be found on Goodreads here. Then I started Forever is the Worst Long Time and that's all I have to say about it so far. 

I do most of my reading at lunch at work, and on Monday I had to go to a funeral. No reading for me! I read a bit today, and I'm withholding judgement. I quite like the narrator, but there was a whole lot of addressing the book to "your mother" like 'How I met Your Mother" at the beginning and it was odd. Or maybe I was just very tired last night, after a big day, and a super hilarious knit night and I'll read more when I am more alert and awake. And that's my week, in the beginning of the glory of sOctober.

I'm joining in with Ginny and the Yarnalong, hosted on the first Wednesday of each month and Kat and Unravelled, which happens every Wednesday. I can be found on Ravelry as SharonDoubleKnit, and Goodreads as SharonDBLK or right here blogging away about knitting, books and whatever else I'm up to.


  1. I love those socks and the yarn you are using.
    I had to laugh at my excitement over the mention of Richmond. I thought you were on the other side of the big pond from me, (I'm in the USA) but your mention of Richmond and Richmond Knitters... and I followed a few links and you mentioned Northside..... Was I wrong? Were you located just a few miles from me? Is there a local yarn I don't know about?? Then I ended up on your Ravelry page which confirmed your Richmond is not the same as my Richmond (Virginia.) But how funny that both Richmond's have a Richmond Knitters group and a Northside.

    1. That is funny! You should come and visit us "down under" and compare :)

  2. OH my! Those socks are wonderful... (but look so complicated!!)

    1. It's just shortrows. Trust me,if you can conquer Reagan, you can do these.

  3. The socks look great. I love the colors.

  4. Love that yarn! Self-striping yarn is so fun, and that color combo is one of my very favorites.


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