Mostly books with a wee bit of unraveling

I have a cover all for my Stay at Home Book Bingo! Not bad considering there was a point when I couldn’t find my card! But once I found it, I realized a cover all was certainly possible. I finished this one August 15 and I downloaded a second card but have decided that one is enough. I have plenty of great books in my stack and I think I’m going to create a spreadsheet of the books I currently own that have not been read. Part of my problem is that I love talking books and have some well read friends. Every chat or blog visit seems to leave me with more titles for my list. A quality “problem” to be sure. I am currently reading Hum If You Don’t Know the Words a story from the apartheid era in South Africa. Here is a quote from the beginning of the book – “What greater gift can you give another than to say: I see you, I hear you, and you are not alone?” And it just gets better and better. As I work on my retirement routine, I am making plenty of time for reading every day.

A close up of my book bingo card

I decided to unravel a shawl. I was only at the 25% point but it was not bringing me needle joy so it happily unraveled. If you have read my blog for awhile, you will know that I consider unraveling an opportunity, not a failure. I have an unreasonable amount of fingering yarn, 300-420 years of a variety of colors. And to be honest, I’m burned out on shawl knitting. I might try to talk myself into a multicolored blanket. We will see.

Happy Wednesday. Off to link up with the unraveling crew today.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Mostly books with a wee bit of unraveling

  1. Into all lives some unraveling must happen. I hope your yarn finds a happy project that excites you! And congrats on your Cover All!!

  2. So satisfying to fill a Bingo card. I am nearly finished mine for this year in my reading group on LibraryThing. This is where I catalogue my books, if you were looking for an online catalogue. Definitely going to pick up the book on South Africa.

  3. Congrats on your bingo card! I’m glad to see that you’re making time for reading every day – it makes such a difference.

    And I’m glad that you’ve given your yarn a new opportunity to be something you love. 🙂

  4. Congrats on your cover-all! I have the same “problem” with well-read friends — I’m fairly certain that I will never run out of books I want to read and I will never conquer my TBR list!

  5. The reading is so great. I really, really need to retire so I can get more reading done! (June 2021!) And the yarn in the shawl is lovely…I’m sure you’ll put it to good use!

  6. I too have ripped out many shawls and other knits as well! I try not to let it bother me, it’s more the time spent that bothers me, but’ time knitting is never wasted’, my motto! Welcome to Retirement Land, still feels a little surreal to me, but I never want to return to a paid job again.

  7. I know what you mean! All those fantastic book chats…I always have my TBR list handy to add to when I blog read or visit, and sometimes I wonder see if I’m burying myself alive! A good way to go, I guess 🙂 Will be curious to what how you like Caste. I’m #344 on the hold list. Fortunately, my lib has LOTS of copies. Enjoy your ‘getting on the groove’ of retirement. It sounds like a good one.

  8. Congratulations on your bingo card. Honestly unraveling a project never seems like a big deal to me. I just think I’m getting more value from my yarn. Now I’m going to add opportunity to those thoughts.

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