Hope you all had as nice a weekend as we did. True, the weather could have been better (rain ALL day on Saturday), but we still had a nice time.
On Saturday we met Colin and Mailing for brunch/lunch at Stove & Tap in Lansdale. Excellent food (Fletch had a cheesesteak which may be the best ever, I had a fried catfish po boy [Fletch and I shared our orders], Mailing had biscuits & gravy, Colin had waffles & chicken) and the Bloody Mary's were superb! Good food, good conversation and then home for naps - lol.
Fletch and I went out for breakfast on Sunday which was very nice too.
Also, some knitting was accomplished! After numerous false starts (you know the yarn always knows what it wants to be....despite what you think), the gradient yarn is finally starting to turn into a shawl:
I tried a couple of other patterns and then discovered the yarn really wanted to be Elevations - the pattern I was given (free on Ravelry) when I bought this yarn at the Steel City Fiber Festival. I was hoping for a shawl that would be a little deeper on my back, but not this time. So far I am loving this. The pattern is an easy 12 row repeat - a quick one to memorize. The light color (pulling from the center) is more like a very pale mint green rather than a pale blue.
A number of you recommended The Shell Seekers and I was finally able to get it on my Kindle from the library. I started it Sunday morning and am loving it so far. A nice change from The Year of Living Danishly which is just way over-done (too many facts/figures/statistics/etc.) in my opinion. I also managed to print out my Summer Book Bingo card!
If you want to join in the summer book fun, details are on Mary's Blog
This week will be a short one for me at work - only working through Thursday. But, it is budget season and I have a bunch of folks coming in for budget reviews (pleading, begging, etc.). I'm also booked for a massage Thursday right after work - yay!! Friday we are driving down to Virginia for a wedding on Saturday.
Hoping everyone has a fabulous week!