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Unraveled Wednesday

New knitting project just started, for an Easter gift for Toddler P. So little done that I’m just sharing the pattern this week.

I suspect this will be the last one I make with this pattern as I don’t know anywhere that stocks the yarn now. Fortunately I bought this yarn as soon as we moved here, making it one of the many projects that I have in the wings.

And my book…

is the third in the Wolf Hall triology. It’s 800 pages long. It’s going to take a time because there are so many characters , many have a name, a title and some a nick name too. I spend a lot of time having to go to the front of the book for the character list, just to know who is who. That said, it is good if you like Tudor machinations, which I do. Gradually Hilary Mantel is showing the readers what precarious events the court lives through, plots and secrets everywhere. Makes the current situation in the Royal family look very tame by comparison.

Kat hosts Unravelled Wednesday each week, follow the link for more yarny business here- http://askatknits.com/2023/01/18/unraveled-wednesday-11-18-23/

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Comments on: "Unraveled Wednesday" (27)

  1. That rabbit is going to be ADORABLE

  2. The bunny is so cute! Looking forward to seeing your progress 🙂

  3. That’s so lovely.

  4. That little rabbit is darling. I have not read that trilogy but it sounds interesting.

  5. Carol in Texas said:

    I read the whole series by Hilary Mantel and the third book was long, but I love that era of British history. The first book, Wolf Hall, is one of my all time favorites. It is so beautifully written, as are all three of the books. I love that bunny!

    • The First one is my favourite by far. I’m about a 1/4 of the way through this one. I just wish it was easier to remember who everyone is.

  6. That rabbit! Adorable! And I love your reading. I have yet to read that book in the Trilogy… but it feels like it would be a very good winter book to settle in with!

    • That was my idea to read it over Christmas, but I didn’t so now it’s snuggly down on a cold January afternoon book. The rabbit feels even better than it looks.

  7. I’ve got a feeling I used that yarn for something once and it nearly drove me to drink – it ‘s O.K. unless you make a mistake and unravelling it is a nightmare. It might not have been this one of course as you haven’t mentioned any problems but I do find that the fancier the yarn the harder to knit with.
    As for a yarn comparison site, I use this one. It’s a little slanted towards American brands but I’ve found it very useful in the past. http://www.yarnsub.com

    • Thank you so much. I suppose it makes sense to have such a site. Yes it is a pain to frog if you make a mistake. I try hard to concentrate whilst knitting. Not always easy though is it?

  8. Going Batty in Wales said:

    That rabbit will be beautiful. I know a less fluffy yarn would give a less velvety look but it would still be a nice bunny.

  9. That soft and cuddly rabbit is going to be well loved. If there was a need to try out the pattern again you could always look at a comparison site to see what they suggest. Or just try an ordinary baby dk – might vary in size but the the idea would be there. Anyway best start the first one before someone talks you into making another😎

    • I know it’s only a question of reading a label to find a suitable yarn, but it won’t be as fluffy. Are there really sites that compare yarns? How Good is that.

  10. That rabbit is just precious!

  11. Murtagh's Meadow said:

    That looks so sweet

  12. That is going to be a cute little bunny. Can’t wait to see your progress. Discontinued yarn! It is always the way, isn’t it? The things we like or want are eventually discontinued 😦

    • It’s sad when the yarn is pretty unique. I suppose they loose the volume of sales, and you have favourite patterns and don’t buy new ones so pattern makers move onto other yarns.I don’t buy many knitting books because they are often geared to less known yarns.

  13. Your sentence (“Makes the current situation in the Royal family look very tame by comparison.”) is quite intriguing! Thank you for reminding me to write about some of the great books I’ve read … coming up soonish. 😉

  14. It can be annoying when they discontinue a yarn can’t it.

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