Gosh it is cold outside...and colder weather (and snow) is forecast for our weekend. Colin & Mailing are heading to NYC on Friday for a weekend get-away and we are on cat duty...hopefully we won't have any issues getting up to their place to feed and play with Talbot & Marcel.
How did it get to be the middle of January already?
Last night I wound the yarn for Fletcher's cowl and knit a little swatch. It is so soft. The yarn is from Ancient Arts Yarn - Revival Worsted in the colorway "Birch Leaves." It's a blend of 49% wool; 34% mohair; 11% nylon; 4% acrylic and 2% silk.
This will be knit flat as Fletch wants it to button. There will be ribbing at the top and bottom and the middle will be a small pattern (you can see it better in the swatch in the first picture....and see my scribble of it in the second picture). I measured his neck (and did not pull the tape too tight). Today I will graph out the pattern (I need to work out the maths as they say in Britain) and work out buttonholes in it. Hopefully I can start knitting at lunch!
On the reading front, I am about halfway through As Bright as Heaven and am finding it a good read. Last night Fletch and I FINALLY finished Benjamin Franklin: An American Life - it seemed to take forever to read this. It was good, but parts of it dragged for us and it was difficult at times to read more than 10 pages out loud after dinner. Glad to have read it (learned some things about Ben that I hadn't known), but glad to have it finished as well. Up next I think we are doing a palate cleanser - something quick and easy - a spy-type thriller in the lines of Dan Brown or Robert Ludlum. I can't remember the name of it.
Joining in with Kat and others on this Unraveled Wednesday. What are you all up to?