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Unravelled Wedneday - the one with the buttons and ALL the ends

I put aside the Kildalton cardigan for most of this week, because I decided to make another baby jumper for Olivia, this one a Baby Surprise Jacket. I over-dyed some of the sock yarn Kris gave me last year because it had pink in it and some people don't like that for boys, and paired it with some navy based self striping. I do love me a BSJ.

 It just needs buttons and the ends sewn in, although I discovered I don't have any suitable buttons. I have an extensive button stash, inherited from my grandmother, but nothing suitable. 

 I'm almost finished Kildalton, just the end of the second sleeve and then buttons. I did find some nice buttons in the stash for this, which makes me very happy. This week I read the most fabulous fantasy novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. It was so good it made me want to take a star off every other book I've ever read, just so this can stand out. It's the first in a trilogy, but I don't normally read series in a row, so i read a NetGalley provided short story by Alice Hoffman Everything My Mother taught Me. it was great, but only a 20 minute read. Now I'm reading This Train is Being Held by Ismée Amiel Williams, another gift from NetGalley. 

It's YA, well written, set in New York. I'm struggling a bit to get into it, but I think that's because I have a book hangover, rather than any reflection on this one. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to give you a better overview of the book, rather than my reading mood. As usual on a Wednesday I'm joining in with Unravelled Wednesday from Kat of As Kat Knits
, where we chat about what we have been crafting and reading this can find me on Ravelry as SharonDoubleKnit and Goodreads as SharonDBLK.


  1. You are making good progress on your knitting. I love a BSJ but they do take me some time to knit - lots of stitches!

  2. I do so love a BSJ! (and I am loving your overdying idea!) I felt the same way about star removal after I finished The Dutch House!

  3. Love both projects! I'm planning to cast on a BSJ over the next few weeks. I really need to get the Christmas gifts knit first since the baby won't be here until March.

  4. I've had The Fifth Season in my queue for awhile now. I went ahead and purchased the audiobook and will start on that next. Your BSJ is adorable!


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