Hello and Good Morning!
Another moist day here and quite grey. But mild. This is the second day this week that I have not worn a coat to work! It's February folks! I think today might be our last mild day for a little bit though. The forecast promises more seasonable temps beginning tomorrow (and sun!!).
This week has seen a lot of progress on the second Barn Owl Sock.
Nearing the toe decreases! This picture was taken last night. This morning, thanks to Tyg, I was up a bit earlier than usual, so while I let my hair air dry and sipped some coffee, I knit another 7 rows. I'm hoping to get to the toe decreases over lunch time and then (maybe??) finish this sock up tonight! For some reason, the second sock of a pair always knits up fast for me - much faster than the first every single time!
The Odyssey Shawl has not seen any attention since the weekend.
There are only 7 more rows till the bind off, but as I mentioned previously, I will probably add some rows so that the lightest color in the yarn will show up in the shawl. My plan/hope is to get this finished over the weekend...and then soaked and pulled out on the blocking pads. I need to find a good place to do that (meaning where Tyg will not disturb...). This is a great pattern - I highly recommend it.
There are some very good books on my reading front. I just finished When Women Were Birds and what a pleasure that book was! On my night stand I have "Olive Kitteridge" (which I read when it first came out, but want to re-read) and "Olive, Again." Anxious to get going on those, but of course two books came through on Overdrive, so I've started reading The Gown which, so far, I'm enjoying (about 1/4 of the way finished). Yesterday I received notice that Girl, Woman, Other was available, so that is now downloaded. It is SO good to be enjoying reading again.
Have any of you read Margaret Renkl's book "Late Migrations?" If not, I do highly recommend. She also often has op-ed pieces in the NY Times. I read this one yesterday and it is so good. My favorite line is: "I would love to give up the President for Lent." Wouldn't we all?
I heard on the radio driving in this morning that we are just 3 weeks from the Vernal Equinox! Spring is right around the corner. And we turn the clocks forward in another week! I received an email at work yesterday letting us know that our office will close at Noon on Friday, March 6th so we can all get an early jump on the Daylight Savings weekend!! What a crazy reason to close an office early, but I'm not going to say no!
OK, time for me to get rolling with work. I'm having password issues getting into financial and labor reports that I need, so I've got to round up someone in IT to assist. Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Want to read about what others are making and reading? Head on over to her blog.
Your sock is indeed moving right along! I got the heel turned last night at Knit Night, so mine is too!ReplyDelete
I have not read Late Migrations, but I am off to see if my library has it! (and YES! why can't we all give him up for Lent?)
Wishing you a day where you have time to find the "one beautiful thing".ReplyDelete
Thank you for that Margaret Renkl NYT piece. Based on her wonderful writing, Late Migrations is now on my list as well. Are you sure those socks aren't being knitted by elves at night? You are one speedy sock knitter!ReplyDelete
Yes to spring coming soon! It has been a mild winter so far here too.ReplyDelete
Great job on the sock already! The second one goes fast for me usually, too! Our economy is booming around here-bring on another 4 years of this president for me! lol And I can't believe we are getting near the count down for the Vernal equinox--wow!ReplyDelete
I was stunned to discover that this was already Ash Wednesday. And that we enter Daylight Saving Time next weekend. We've had a generally mild winter (although we're getting a storm tonight), and I am grateful.ReplyDelete
I'm off to read the link you provide. Although Lent is a time to give up something for Sacrifice, I'd love to give up 45*. I'm already cutting waaaaaaaaay back. ;-)
Excellent sock progress. I find once I get past the heel, socks just fly.ReplyDelete
I love it when a project gets big and there are tons of stitches on the needles! So close to being finished :) Love your sock and it's gray here but a coat wearing day!ReplyDelete
Hope IT can help you access the files you need and that the rest of your day goes smoothly. I agree, the second sock is always faster to knit.ReplyDelete
You work for the best people!!!! My old boss would have probably made us work an extra hour because of the clocks going forward. Not even kidding there. It was NOT a fun place to work but I stuck it out so we could pay our house off in 6 years. I quit the next week. :-)ReplyDelete
Your sock and shawl are coming along nicely. It's like that with my second socks too. I wonder why.
Good luck with IT. I hope they can sort out the problem.
Woo hoo for the big sock finish!! I seem to be in sock purgatory at the moment. I swear I keep knitting but I'm getting nowhere.ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing both socks all done. The name of that yarn color is so right on.. it really does look like an owls spotty color. What a nice company you work for! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
The sock looks great and I love the name of the colorway. I thoroughly enjoyed Late Migrations and look for Renkl's articles. If only we could give up the President for Lent. Sounds like good reading for you. Isn't it nice when that happens?ReplyDelete
That second sock is flying! and thank you for the link to Margaret Renkl's latest ... I missed it... and I LOVE it! I had the exact same thought about giving up the President when I was sitting in church tonight (and can I just say - I for sure am going to TRY to give up thinking about him when I'm in church, gah!!) .... and her suggestion for a practice to overcome it is genius. I might just have found my Lenten devotion!ReplyDelete
Hello, your sock is looking great. I would be happy to give up # 45 for Lent. I have been reading a lot, mostly mysteries. I love using Overdrive and my kindle. You work for a great company, they are so nice to their employees. Wishing you a great day!ReplyDelete
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