Good Chilly Morning All!
My drive home from work yesterday included a bit of rain, then some splatters, then some "fat rain" and suddenly snow! And it continued for some time. However, it was very light and didn't really amount to much. Looking out my backdoor at 5 a.m. this morning, this is what it looked like:
Pretty, but not enough to stay home from work. The thing that looks like an icicle hanging from the tree is actually a thistle feeder and to the right of that, the "blob" is really a birdhouse hanging from the tree.
My drive home also included a stop at my local library. I had received an e-mail yesterday that a copy of Fever had come in for me. YAY!! So far (30 pages into it), so good. I'm enjoying this story and thinking of my Grandparents who were born a little bit before the time of the story. My Dad's parents were both in Vermont, but I don't believe my Mom's parents had immigrated (my Grandfather from Denmark, my Grandmother from England) yet. Just weird to think of them being alive during that time and to read how people (not wealthy) were treated in those days. Looking forward to getting further into this book. I should easily finish prior to the discussion in February led by Carole, Bonny and Kym.
On the knitting front for this Unraveled Wednesday, I'm happy to show you my Monkey Socks (free pattern on Ravelry).
The first one was finished on Saturday and the second one started that night. As of last evening I was into the heel flap of Monkey #2. I'm enjoying the colors in the patterned yarn...but it is still "sticky" and not all that pleasant to knit. I do like the black heels and toes. All in all, a happy project. The socks came to work today and I'm hoping to finish up the heel flap and get the heel turned at lunch. I was able to do another 10 rows on the flap this morning while having my coffee at home.
Unhappily, neither the Canary Blanket nor the Head/Ear Band that I am knitting have seen any action since last week. Despite having numerous projects on the go, I still tend to focus on one to completion. Well, the blanket does get some love in between projects - no way could I work solely on that to completion. I would go batty! (Or battier than I already am!).
So that's it for me on this Hump day (which also happens to be Soft Pretzel Day at work!! woo-hoo!!). Linking up with Kat on this second Wednesday of January. Head on over to her blog to see what others are up to knitting-wise and reading-wise.