Good Morning All!
How are we already at the end of April? As many have already noted, the months seem to be speeding by. The days are so often all alike and yet all of a sudden a full month is gone! It's that "Oddball Effect" that Kym mentioned on Monday. Weird stuff.
So here we are at the last Unraveled Wednesday for April 2020. A little progress was made on the Tutti Fruitti sock for my SIL.
The heel is not quite the HOT pink I had envisioned...but I seem to be out of that and this Mad Tosh yarn in the colorway "Coquette" seems to work well enough. A bit more to knit on the foot and then I will add in the green for the toe area.
And, I've been making my Granny Squares. I'm up to 8 now!
I really am enjoying these. Sometimes I think about the color and a lot of times I just stick my hand into the basket where all my bits and bobs are and see what comes out! The colors for #9 are in a bowl waiting for me to pick up my crochet hook. Maybe today.
On the reading front, I believe I finally am into a book that I will finish AND enjoy!! LOL My reading slump has gone on for so long and I've been so distracted. I do love memoirs, and finally picked up Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes. I loved "Under the Tuscan Sun" (the book...I didn't really like the movie) and this continues their story of their second home in Tuscany. So far, so good and I'm about 100 pages into it.
Head on over to Kat's to see her gorgeous knitting and also see what others are making and reading.
Meanwhile, yesterday turned out to be an unexpected day of SUNSHINE!!! So, after lunch I headed over to the towpath for a much needed walk. It was a little busy but everyone kept their distance. There were people in kayaks, walkers, runners, bikers and a bit of wildlife. Turtles were everywhere basking in the sun (some are SO big!!):
Some cute ducks by the side of the trail and then a family of geese out for a little swim.
On my way back a gorgeous cormorant flew from the river to the canal and landed nearby:
When I got home, Fletch was mowing the yard which desperately needed it. When he was finished I walked around a bit. First up our redbud which is so gorgeous this year:
And our arbor looks so pretty. This is sort of at the end of our back yard and at the entrance to our woods. We do have a (very young - not visible here) forsythia trained around part of it and a wild rose also.
The garden is really coming to life. Lettuce is abundant and the rhubarb leaves are already the size of dinner plates!
And lastly...out front I came across this...near the front door....
A segmented spider egg case. Yuck! But, it is interesting and I had never seen one before. Ironically Colin had taken a picture of one at his house the other day and sent it to Fletch to see if he knew what it was. And then I find this!
Well, if you've read through all this, thanks for sticking with me. I was just so happy to be able to spend time (comfortably) outside yesterday! Today seems to be a mix of sun and clouds. There is a flood watch for our area, but I don't see a strong likelihood of rain in the forecast. Who knows?
Hope your Wednesday is a good one!