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Unravelled Wednesday and WAYRN - Going loopy (Shawlography spoilers)

This is the first week of Shawlography the Westknits 2021 MKAL. The clues come out Friday night Melbourne time, and I've only just finished the first clue on Wednesday afternoon. I didn't get as much knitting done on the weekend as I expected. 

The first clue is odd and fun. I love those i-cord loops, and am very much looking forward to the next clue. I don't love how dark it looks, but I think when I block it that grey will open up and show the beautiful colours underneath.

Meanwhile I'll go back to knitting Leon's socks until the next clue drops.  Before the MKAL started I finished the first, and am up to the gusset on the the second sock.This was quite a good project to pick up and put down in between other things.

I've done daily work on my embroidery sampler and am loving working on a new skill:

As you can see, it's still early days.

I'm reading a NetGalley review copy of
Freckles, the new book by Celia Ahern. I thought she was a rom-com writer, but this is more a book about a personal journey. I'm really enjoying it - an awkward main character with various personal challenges, wonderful secondary characters and a great Irish setting.  

I'm listening to Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. I've been wanting to read this for ages, but I wanted it as an audiobook. When it came out as such, I was quite excited. It's lived up to expectations, exploring the challenges of living under and ageing in late stage capitalism.

And that's my week in reading, knitting and embroidery. To read my all my book reviews, and to see everything I knit, you can find me on Ravelry as Sharondoubleknit and on GoodReads as Sharondblk.

I'm joining in with Kat from As Kat Knits for Unravelled Wednesday and Kat from the Bookdate for It's Monday, What Are You Reading.  Thanks Kat and Kat for hosting these linkups.  


  1. Interesting, I wondered about Freckles but I think I tried Cecilia Ahern before and didn't like the rom com aspect. Maybe this one is different.

  2. Looks like you had a good week. I hope this one goes as well. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Your knitting is lovely. I am a beginner and feel I will never get past the garter stitch LOL

    Here is my link:


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