Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.

[Harvey S. Firestone]

Speaking of definitions—ravel and unravel have about the same definition! They both refer to separating the fibers or threads of something (among other definitions). Wordsmiths might write a dissertation on the subtle differences between the two, but they can be used interchangeably. One would think that, whatever one meant, the other would mean the opposite like do and undo.

Speaking of unravel—I’m knitting a sleeve on the textured argyle sweater and have only unraveled it once. I always do the calculations for the taper on sleeves but still end up unraveling them at least once before I get them right. My daughter looked at the sweater, loved it, then added that she didn’t like rolled necklines. She thought it would be better with a V-neck. I must have gotten a dismayed look on my face because she immediately back-peddled. She said, “You wear turtlenecks so the rolled neckline will look good with those.” Good save, Rachel.

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