How are you? I'm hopeful today. Hopeful that I will be able to get out for a walk. The sun is supposed to come out, but right now it is fairly breezy out there and not all that warm (30's - 40-ish). That wind always does me in. But, still, I'm hopeful.
Meanwhile it's Unraveled Wednesday, so let's get to the knitting. First up:
The Canary Blanket. I know this picture looks so much like the last one I posted (last Wednesday, 3/25), but honestly a few more cables are in place. Holding it up to my chin, it almost comes to my feet (I'm roughly 5'10"). I am on row 5 of the pattern (20 row pattern with the cable coming on row 1) and think I will do one more cable. Then you knit to row 19 and start the seed stitch border (which is 15 rows long). More info than you need, most likely. Ha! But, my plan is to finish it this week! Really!!!
And then there is this:
A new sock start. This yarn (Theodora's Sapphire by Theodora's Pearls) was bought during a vacation sometime in the last year or two. Sadly I can't remember exactly when or where. It is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The colorway is Thistle and it is the loveliest shade of lavender with a bit of blue thrown in there now and then. I wanted a really Spring-like color to knit with and this popped up out of my stash. The pattern I am using is "Socks of Kindness: A Recipe" which seemed like an appropriate name at this time. Not sure where the pattern came from (I have a hard copy - one single page) and I can't seem to find it on Ravelry. It's lacey and I hope to show you more of this in a few days.
Not much going on reading-wise. Like so many others, I am finding it a bit difficult to concentrate on books. I have started Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead but I'm having a difficult time making any sense out of it. I'll read a chapter or two and then can't remember anything about what I read. I may just send it back over the airways and let someone else try it now and, perhaps, come back to it at a later time. I have one more Overdrive book on my Kindle and that is Inland which I may also let go and come back to later. I think I'll have better luck holding a "real" book where I can flip pages back and forth easily if needed.
Fletch and I did do our grocery shopping outing yesterday. The first store we went to ended up not being well stocked (no eggs, none of the organic milk I use, no paper products at all) so we ended up going to a second store as well. That store was fully stocked - lots of fresh produce (which store #1 had too), plenty of meat (which we did not need), eggs, my milk and we were able to get napkins! They also had TP (which we did not need). We were able to get everything on our list including ice cream (a Fletcher necessity). Hopefully we are set for some time and will not need to get out. And I was able to get wine at both stores:)
So that's it for me on this April Fool's Day. Linking up as usual with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Head on over to her corner of the world to see what she and others are making and reading.
Wishing you all a bit of happiness today.