Socks and Speculation

Jan 17

We’re in a bit of a thaw right now. It’s a very welcome change, but the weather is sure to turn back again. Here’s what I’m reading and knitting:


I’ve been making good progress on my Yukon River Socks after a bit of a setback. I thought I might have a bug + yarn issue. The yarn, project needles and all were tossed in the freezer and then I wound the yarn from the monster skein into cakes. No other signs of bugs or yarn that had been eaten away. PHEW. 

The rainbow striped sock now has a heel and I’m cruising along! I prefer to knit my socks two-at-a-time, but in this case, I wanted to cast on right away and not bother with making another yarn cake.

Not pictured is the book I finished last week, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. It was cute, had great food descriptions, and is the type of story you could picture being turned into a rom-com movie for Hallmark or Lifetime. I decided on The Book of Speculation for my next read because when I opened it up, the date on the first page was June 20 – my birthday! It’s an interesting story told in the present and in the past.


  1. Beautiful picture! I love both socks! And, that book looks very interesting! Thanks for joining today!

  2. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake was a fun read, for sure – I loved that the city & food scene in Milwaukee was a character as much as the people. In the last 18 months I’ve had a lot of business trips to Milwaukee & the book felt authentic – in fact, sometimes I’d be in a fun restaurant & wonder what inspiration it was to the story. To end 2017, I read “The Simplicity of Cider” by the same author & it also captured it’s setting quite well (Door County, WI) – the author is a WI native & I definitely feel like that knowledge comes through. Speculation looks like a good read – and since it has the birthday connection, of course it should be read next!

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