Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Unraveled Wednesday - 4/17/19

Good Morning!

Now officially on the downside of the work week since Friday is a holiday for "Spring Observance."  We are not supposed to say Good Friday, but it is!

First of all, thank you all for your comments on my post yesterday and apologies for not replying back to you.  Somehow (a ghost??) settings on my blog were changed and I did not receive your comments by e-mail.  I rarely go onto my blog, but yesterday I did late morning when I hadn't received any comments via e-mail and found that there were comments.  I could have replied right there on my blog, but I don't like doing that - it would mean you'd have to come back to the blog to see my reply.  Once I leave a comment on another blog, I don't usually go back.  So...I just didn't respond.  I believe I have fixed the issue and all should be good now.

Thank you Kay T for your suggestion of a progress marker on the Hitchhiker.  My problem when I mess up is not that I don't know where I am, it's more that I zone out while knitting and forget a yarn over for the eyelets or skip a KFB.  I know now that when I'm tired I just can't knit on something that requires anything more than knitting round and round and round - lol.  Anyway, it's all ok now and I even worked on it a little bit last night.

There are 20 or 21 teeth now, so halfway finished.  Of course the further you go the longer the rows are, so the 2nd half will take a bit more time to knit than the first half.

The Southwest socks are coming along nicely too.  I worked on these Saturday when I met up with Dee and then did about 5 more rows this morning.  Plain vanilla and I'm loving the colors.

I still seem to be in a bit of a reading slump.  I'm enjoying the stories in Island but I need a break after reading one - they are pretty bleak and very intense.  The writing is gorgeous, but the stories can be heart wrenching.  Fletch and I have started reading The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas after dinner and are enjoying that.

On a Spring note, look at these:

A few days ago there were no visible buds on our wisteria.  Now it is loaded and they are growing so quickly.  There have to be hundreds of buds (one year I did count them, but not this year).

We are having a catered brunch today at work to celebrate Spring and Easter.  That should make the day go a little quicker.  I'm definitely looking forward to having Friday off.

Head on over to Kat's to see what's up with other unravelers!


  1. Your Hitchhiker is really lovely! I love that deep, rich yarn color. I am envious of your wisteria! The blossoms are so gorgeous!

  2. Oh, wisteria! I do love it, but I do not have any. I will enjoy yours vicariously.

    You're quite far along on the hitchhiker, and it looks so lush.

  3. I love the color of your Hitchhiker. It's going to be just gorgeous. (Lucky Mailing!) I also love the socks. They are such fun, and I've always loved that kind of patterning yarn. (When I knit with that kind of yarn, I always want to keep going to see what they do next. It goes so much faster!)

  4. You must post another photo when your wisteria is fully in bloom. That is my MOST FAVORITE flower. We had them in Florida, just not very many.

    Glad Hitchhiker is coming along. I just finished my 25th tooth.

  5. Neat wisteria. My neighbour gave me some seed pods from her Dad's wisteria. I'm planning to build an arbour in the back yard and hopefully cover it with wisteria!

  6. Im like you, I don't really go back to comments on others blogs, unless their is a Q and A or something that I really want to see an answer to. How nice to have An Easter celebration at your office !! Your shawl is magnificent!

  7. Oh yeah, Mailing's Hitchhiker is a beauty! She will adore it. I don't understand the concept of answering comments on the blog. I suppose it's convenient for the blogger, but not too "reader friendly."

  8. I have the same random problem with Blogger-at least you knew what to do to fix it! I can't knit complex at night either--I just end up ripping it out come morning! lol The shawl is looking good-keep going!

  9. Wisteria! Colorful Socks! Hitchhiker! All great eye candy and/or Spring thoughts . My neighbors have a wisteria - sadly, I don't so when I go out today, I'm gonna check the state of theirs.
    Enjoy the week and your Friday off.

  10. Mailing's Hitchhiker is lovely and you'll soon be done! I can only imagine how beautiful your wisteria is going to be and hope you'll post more photos when it's fully in bloom. Enjoy your "Spring Observance" day off!

  11. Your Hitchhiker is coming along beautifully. Blogger has been giving me fits for a long time, but now won't even let me comment anonymously on my phone or iPad. I have to get out the actual MacBook just to leave a comment. I don't know what the problem is, but it's sure frustrating.
    Your job seems to have lots of perks along with it...lunches, etc. That makes it easier to go to work doesn't it?
    Have a great Wednesday!

  12. Your HH is looking so nice.. I look forward to seeing you model it when done! I also love the sock and the SW colors in it. Have fun on your 3 day weekend!!

    ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Hooray for progress on the hitchhiker. I sure like the southwest socks. Have a good weekend.

  14. I have so much wisteria envy. I never know when mine will bloom (but apparently not this year).

  15. love your stripey socks and the hitchhiker is getting there isn't it!!