Good Morning All,
Thank you all for your comments yesterday and my apologies for not replying to you by e-mail, but as most of you are experiencing, e-mail notifications are not coming through (what's up with that???).
Kathy B - yes! Pavlova is so easy to make (why haven't I made it previously?)
Teresa - I intended to take a picture of the Pavlova, but Colin and Mailing were already digging in as I was putting the final berries on it!! (Next time I'll do that at the counter rather than at the table...)
May 30th: my Dad would have turned 98 today!! I miss him daily - his humor, his intelligence, his kindness and love. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 93 and was still so "with it" - interested in politics (he would be horrified at what is going on today), an avid reader, an excellent Scrabble player. I miss his wise counsel always.
So, my new sock is Cataraqui and the yarn is some Trekking I picked up at Conversational Threads after the Allentown Fiber Festival.
I picked the yarn because 1) it was in the sale bin and ultra cheap (lol), 2) the color - I don't usually knit with a yellow/gold (I have no socks in this color) and 3) I had heard good reports on Trekking yarn. It is very nice to knit with - soft and non-splitty. I don't think the pattern is showing up all that well, but I'm going to keep knitting anyway (because I don't really want to unravel). As I mentioned yesterday, the pattern is written for 54 stitches which is fewer than I usually cast on, so I went up a needle size to #2. They seem a little bulky and big, but I figure that will be perfect for my hiking boots.
On the reading front, I'm still in the midst of Empty Mansions which I'm finding interesting. I had never heard of Huguette Clark (or her father, W. A. Clark). I'm hoping to wrap this one up soon, because next up is The Crane Wife which finally came through on Overdrive. I've been waiting for this for some time. A day later another book I've been waiting on for months came through - Never Caught which has had good reviews. And Dee brought me another book on Saturday which she had read and said was excellent: As Bright as Heaven which looks really good.
I've also decided to play along with Book Bingo...I'll print out a card, but I'm going about it like Bonny this year. I'm not going to pick books to fill my squares, I'm just going to read what I want (and what I would read anyway), and if they fit in a square - great! If they don't, no great loss.
My dentist appointment went well yesterday - he was able to "patch" the spot where a piece of a filling had broken off. I was out of there quickly and home in time to work out and then enjoy a drink on the patio before dinner.
Well, that's it for me! I've got an errand or two I need to run at lunch and I'm hoping to fit a little knitting in as well.
Joining in with Kat and friends on this grey, foggy Unraveled Wednesday. Happy mid-week!