Joining Kat and friends for another Unraveled Wednesday post. No unraveling here, but not a whole lot of knitting either. Here is where I am on the first Charade sock:
This is 20 rows of ribbing and (so far) 100 rows of the pattern. It doesn't look all that long to me, and holding it up to my leg it's not close to knee-high length which I want, so I guess I will do another 30 rows (or more) of the pattern before starting the heel flap. I am loving the tweed of this yarn.
I've fallen in love the Kym's and Vicki's Arrows and was FINALLY able to purchase and download the pattern this morning. All week Ravelry was freezing up on me when I tried to get the pattern. But, I would NOT give up - LOL. I think this will be a lot of fun to plan (or not!) and to knit. I have some other things I want/need to get done first, so I'm thinking it might be a good project to start on January 1st...maybe...if I can hold out.
On the reading front, I finished Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury - a fun read. And within the last couple of days I've had 4 books come through on Overdrive: First up "188.8.131.52." by Paul Auster. I think this is the one I will start today. The others are "The Housekeeper and the Professor" by Yoko Ogawa, "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck and "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan. All look good to me. I also bought for my Kindle "Finn" by Jon Clinch which I have wanted to read for so long...but that one will have to wait as I wade through the borrowed books.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I fly down to Daytona for my Sisters' Weekend (my best friend of 52 years and her two sisters and I get together each year, rotating who hosts). The weather looks perfect - 70's during the day and 50's at night. We have spa appointments on Friday and I know we will go shopping. We also love to cook together (and drink wine). A good escape. As of now I am not planning to take any knitting. That's almost scandalous, I know, but my flights are pretty short (no direct flight to Daytona from Philadelphia) and my friend and I are connecting in Charlotte and flying in together - I know we'll be talking the entire way. And, none of the girls I'm meeting up with knit. I'll just take my Kindle which will cut down on what I'm lugging anyway. I'll be back to tell you about it next week.
Hope you all have wonderful weekends with plenty of relaxing time. Enjoy!!