It is a grey day here, but I’m enjoying it – a nice break from the heat we’ve been having.
Joining Kat and friends once again. Not as much knitting or stitching has gone on this past week. I did work on the 2nd sock which I shared yesterday and I did get two more squares knit on my blanket:
No stitching on the sampler though…hopefully I will get to that this week or over the weekend.
On the reading front, I wrapped up Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. Definitely not as wonderful as A Man Called Ove, but it was good. It took me a little while to get into it, but I did enjoy. Backman definitely has a way with characters in his books and I enjoy that. I am now reading The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline (who wrote Orphan Train). This is turning out to be a light – sort of beachy read. It’s ok, but not wonderful writing. I’m waiting for my hold on A Piece of the World by her to come in. I think that will be better. Meanwhile I need to pull out my Bingo Card and fill in some squares - I keep forgetting to do that - lol.
Colin stopped by for dinner last night as Mailing had some work function going on. Fletch grilled some steaks and we tried the pickled green beans which were just ok…neither Fletch nor Colin liked them very much (Fletch thought they were too vinegary…I just thought the beans were too tough). What was left of them has gone into the compost. Glad I only made one jar!! Luckily I had also roasted some Brussels sprouts and made garlic bread. My boss had brought me several heads of garlic from his garden on Monday. Oh yum!!! Used some of that on both the bread and the sprouts. So good! Colin and I walked for an hour after dinner. It was such a pleasant evening for a walk. We finished up just as it was really getting dark.
Over the weekend I noticed a bug/insect flying around that I had never seen before. Unfortunately, Colin found it dead out by the garden. Does anyone know what this is? It was really pretty with the double wings.
I think today is going to be slow-slow-slow at work. I brought the sock to work on, so will definitely take a lunch break today.
Happy mid-week to you all!!