Wow! What a windy night and today as well. I heard that gusts were 65 MPH and higher!! All I know is I woke up a number of times in the night because of windows rattling, etc.
It was a nice weekend, beginning on Friday with a finish of the Sunday Swing socks!! And I even wore them on Saturday. They are so comfy!!
A fun and fast knit. As usual (for me) the second sock flew off the needles.
Lunchtime knitting progress is visible in my Hitchhiker which is steadily growing. What a relaxing knit this is! Thanks, Bonny for pushing me over the edge to knit this!
I'm loving the yarn and it is working out so much better as a Hitchhiker than it did as socks.
I managed to do a little bit of stitching - update tomorrow - and also am about half-way through the cowl I'm making for Fletch. I keep forgetting to take a picture of that, but will try to remember.
I decided to join Helen Stewart's 2nd Handmade Sock Society and the first pattern was released on February 14th. Named Shell Cottage, I picked out some yarn (recently acquired while out and about with Dee the other week) that reminded me of scallop shells - some pinks, muted purples/blues, a bit of yellow.
My issue is the way the pattern starts with a purl stitch on each needle. Whenever I do that I get huge ladders. The ribbed cuff is P1, K1TBL. I tried it twice and gave up. I'm doing my usual rib of K2,P2 which is working fine (though the yarn is a bit splitty). The leg pattern starts with a Purl stitch on each needle, so I'm hoping I can do this. Any suggestions/tips are more than welcome - I need help - LOL. I am also determined to figure this out and master it.
On Saturday, the tax appointment went well - much better than I expected and then I met up with Dee for coffee and knitting. always a nice time. When I got home I made a Green Curry Shrimp & Veggie dish...which I forgot to photograph (but I was starving!!). Yesterday I made spicy Cuban Beef. Yum.
Finally! I finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing and give it 3.5 stars. It seemed to take forever for me to read, yet whenever I picked it up I enjoyed it. I just didn't feel compelled to pick it up that often and it wasn't a book I couldn't wait to get back to. I also figured out the ending which lowers the rating for me. To be fair, I've also been in a bit of a reading slump where it is hard for me to get interested in anything! Hopefully that will change soon About 5 books came through on Overdrive, so I have plenty to choose from (not to mention ALL the books in the house that I have yet to read).
That brings us to Monday morning and back to work. Colin & Mailing close on their house in just under an hour!! So excited for them.
Wishing you all the best week!