The grey skies have returned and I saw the snow symbol in our forecast for Friday. Ugh. I love living in a location where we have four seasons and I don't really mind Winter...but let me tell you, I am more than ready for some sun and warmth.
Meanwhile, the knitting continues. I finally remembered to take a picture of the cowl I am making for Fletch. This is just a tiny look:
The yarn is from Ancient Arts Yarn and the colourway is Birch Leaves. In real life it has almost a hint of olive in the yellow. It's very pretty. I wanted to make the cowl with cables, but Fletch requested a simple design, so that's what I'm doing. He also wanted it to button, so I'm knitting it flat and adding buttonholes. It's going well and, perhaps, it will be finished this weekend!
Next up, the start of my Shell Cottage socks. Thank you all for your advice - reading comments was like a "duh" moment. Why hadn't I thought of moving the stitches so that a purl was not the first stitch on the needles? It was also comforting to know I am not the only one who dislikes a purl stitch as the first on DPNs.
I'm really liking the stitch pattern (though the "knot" takes a bit of doing - I'm not fast at it) and the yarn is so soft looking (and feeling). i think these will turn out well.
On the reading front, I have nothing to report. I still seem to be in my reading slump where nothing is particularly grabbing my attention. I started the Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock the other night, but the writing to me seemed stilted. The other books that came through on Overdrive (all in one day!) are There, There, The Library Book and Thirteen Moons (Charles Frazier). Maybe I'll try one of them...or just pick up something from the piles of unread books around the house. One day something will grab me.
Joining Kat and friends on this id-week day. What are you up to?