Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Unraveled Wednesday in June

Good Morning All,

OK, It is June 7th and this morning I had to turn the heat on in the kitchen when I came down to make coffee AND I used the heat in my car driving to work.  What is wrong with this picture????  Mind you, it's not freezing (as in 32 degrees or lower), but it was in the mid-50's and damp.  Next week?  We are supposed to be in the 90's.  Our roller coaster continues.....

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.  There was not a lot of progress on the shawl, and none on the socks since last Wednesday!  But, here is a picture of the shawl where it is easier to see that the gradient yarn is blending nicely.

The reason I didn't get much done on this or the socks is that I spent the weekend making a Twiddle (or Fidget) Mitt to send off to Kathy B .  This is the BULKY yarn I used

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the Mitt itself, but it turned out much larger than I thought it would - LOL.  Bulky yarn plus BIG needles = sore hands.  I want to make another, but I have to take a few days off.  The smaller yarn in the plastic bag to the right is what I used to make pom-poms (my first ever!!).  It was fun to decorate the mitt with fidgety stuff.

On the reading front, I finished a book (The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher) for my first Bingo square.  This will probably go on the square for a book over 500 pages.  If you haven't read it, it's a great story.  I had never read anything by the author, but I may look for some more.  Last night I started reading "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles (author of "A Gentleman in Moscow").  I really enjoy his style of writing, and Rules already has me engaged just like Gentleman did.  Fletch and I have been reading "Winter's Tales" by Isak Dinesen after dinner - a collection of short stories.  We're almost finished that which will also count for a Bingo square.  There are about 4 more books from the library queued up on my Kindle (all of which are due back within a week or so - ha!).

A mid-week check in.  What are you up to knitting-wise and reading-wise?


  1. I loved Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow! (Towles is wonderful.) I am also a fan of The Shell Seekers -- but not so much with the rest of Rosamond Pilcher's books. . . We're having the same kind of back-and-forth weather these days -- but it's sunny, and I'll take that any day! :-)

  2. Good Morning! I love the yarn for the mitt and the shawl is very pretty. How fun to make pom poms! Thanks for the reading suggestions too. I'm taking a few days off from posting but wanted to visit and wish you a good day.

  3. I am knitting on a pair of socks and reading book 11 of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspears. Both are intriguing.

  4. Reading: Hillbilly Elegy
    Knitting: Oh, LOTS of stuff and finally feeling like the knitting mojo is back!

    Can't believe it is so COLD there. I could send you some heat, but I'm keeping our rain. We NEED it!

  5. I just finished Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleeza Rice - a memoir. I enjoyed it and learned a lot about an amazing woman. Try reading September by Rosemunde Pilcher.

    Knitting has been sporadic, but I may finish a shawl by the end of the week.

  6. My mitt turned out to be huge too! I went right from that project to the Kitty Pouf which is also bulky. You are right, it is hard on the hands. I'm going back to lace!

  7. Love that your summer reading is off to such a wonderful start! (mine too!)

  8. What fun yarn for your mitt!
    And that weather is crazy. Summer is here, and I'm very glad. I wouldn't be happy with heat in June, either!

  9. It's been cold and rainy for the last three days. WE finally got sun today, but it's still cold. I'm wearing pants! I never wear pants! (I'm a dress person, but I just can't fathom wearing tights in June, so pants it is!).

    The shawl yarn is beautiful!

  10. I might have to buy more gradient when I'm shopping at a yarn store, it is so lovely. The mitt yarn is bright and cheerful, perfect for Kathy's project!

  11. is that the Transitions scarf? I just received the yarn - same exact as you picture. Haven't started yet! Yours looks lovely. Great Book Bingo start!

  12. Love the scarf, Kathy B is going to be thrilled!