Well Hello All,
Here we are on an unraveled Wednesday...3 weeks before Christmas...no decorating has been done at my house (well, Fletch did put up the pine cone wreath that his Mom made for us a long, long time ago...he tried 3-4 different strands of lights for our patio and all of them only half lit - I think he is going out today to buy more lights). I have not written a single card and I have not wrapped any gifts. Also, I have not baked a single cookie. And, I'm not sure when any of that will happen...but there is time and for once in my life I don't feel anxious or pressured. YAY!!!
Tonight we are meeting friends for dinner and I'm looking forward to that a lot. So between Thursday and Saturday morning I need to do some cleaning and food prep - my brother and sister-in-law are coming up on Saturday for the day to celebrate the holidays (at least their gifts are bought...just not wrapped - ha!). Colin & Mailing will be coming over too. I'm not taking either Thursday or Friday off, so my nights will be a little busy.
On the knitting front, I made it to the heel flap on the 2nd sock last night:
This morning over coffee I started the heel flap. I'm thinking/hoping I'll be ok with yarn. I made the 1st sock pretty long (88 rows for the leg). I kept weighing the yarn and had not used half of it for the first sock. BUT this is Lang Jawoll yarn and I had not realized that tucked in the center of the skein is a bundle of reinforcing yarn (which I didn't use on the first toes because I didn't know it was there!!). If I run out towards the end, I'll just use black yarn...after all, the socks will be in shoes. Wish me luck!!
I finished reading "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn the other night and I really enjoyed it. I may have liked it even more than "The Nightingale." "Overstory came in on Overdrive and I hope to start that in a few days - there have been so many mixed reviews, I'm curious about it. Meanwhile, I wanted something very light (a la "chick-lit") to read and picked "The Hideaway" by Lauren Denton. Enjoyable and very fast reading - I managed to get through a third of it last night!
That's it for me on this mid-week day. Clouds are moving in and there is a chance of some "wintry mix" of precipitation later - but I think that is mostly for South & East of Philadelphia (we are North & West). Hope everyone's week is going well.