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!