Hello and welcome to the weekend...almost. My 10 a.m. conference call has been cancelled, there are bagels, fruits, pastries and cheeses in our main kitchen at work and it's not raining at the moment, so life is good!
This is the weekend of the Steel City Fiber Festival - can't wait to go. My friend Carol will get to my house by 8 tomorrow -- in time for a relaxing coffee and snack before we take off. The Festival doesn't open till 10, so no need to rush - it's only an hour away from me.
There will also be presents!! Both Christmas and Birthdays since Carol and I have not seen each other in ages. Our usual contest is who can get the best gift for the least amount of money. I may have mentioned in an earlier post that so far Carol holds the record: she scored for me an out of print book on Ackworth Samplers for $0.25 at a yard sale. This was years ago, and I still haven't been able to top that one. Always fun to try though.
And, of course, food is planned. Barbecue shrimp (a New Orleans dish) and salad for dinner Saturday (and drinks of course) and probably pancakes for Sunday morning. We both love to eat...but we are both trying to lose weight too.....
Meanwhile, I've managed to do a little knitting on the Match and Move shawl:
Loving this so far. I've decided to make this in 4 colors...next up will be a splash of red followed by a pale, pale grey. It's a slow but steady growth - it grows by one stitch only every row. It is a very meditative, comforting knit which I am really enjoying.
After Carol leaves on Sunday, I need to try to do some more on Sigla and the socks that I've started. Knowing myself, I'll probably be exhausted after a girl weekend and will need a nice nap - lol.
Fletch and I are planning to watch a new episode of Chef's Table tonight or start on Versailles which has been highly recommended.
Reading-wise I seem to have slowed down. I was reading "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks which is a novel about the plague. It's good, but I was struggling to get through it. I finally let it go back to the library (it had expired on my Kindle a few days ago). I started "Beautiful Lies" by Clare Clark, but am not really enjoying that. I'll send that one back and either start "Friction" (Sandra Brown) which Nancy recommended or "The Swans of Fifth Avenue" (Melanie Benjamin) which Bridget is reading. Options are a good thing.
So, what are your weekend plans? What are you reading?