What a blustery morning! But I can see patches of blue sky and that is a welcome sight for sure. Looking ahead, we do have snow in our forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.....Winter could be arriving.
And just in time I am knitting a hat for moi. I started it the other day, but ripped out everything at lunch yesterday. I'm not sure what I did (or was doing), but it looked horrible - weird and just not right. Last night after dinner I cast on again and managed to do 5 rows of 1x1 ribbing:
A couple more rows were completed this morning over coffee and I brought it with me today so hopefully I can knit some at lunch. I discovered the yarn in my stocking Christmas morning!! It is terribly soft - 40% Baby Alpaca, 40% Fine Merino and 20% Mulberry Silk. I'm tossing around a couple of patterns...or I may just wing it. There are 104 stitches on #8 needles.
On the reading front, I am about a third of the way through Life in the Garden and am enjoying it. This is not a book to read fast, but instead one to savor. Fletch is the gardener at our house, but I've always enjoyed reading gardening journals and memoirs. The beginning of this one was a bit of a slog, but I am more engaged now. I also started As Bright as Heaven last night and so far (30 pages into it) am enjoying that.
In other news, Colin & Mailing have started looking for a house! They have been pre-approved for a mortgage and I'm so excited for them. They went to an open house on Sunday and are going back to that house tonight with their realtor. I'm waiting to hear back from Colin, but he had suggested that Fletch plan to meet them at the house at 6 (Fletch used to do home inspections) and then we all go out to dinner. I'd like to see the house too...but they may not want BOTH parents hovering around - lol.
Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday. What are you up to? Hopefully no unraveling!!