Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday 5/6/20

Good Morning!  Happy Wednesday!

If it's Wednesday, that means it must be Unraveled Wednesday.  Joining in with Kat and others to talk about what we are making and reading (though in my case, once again the books I've started are not holding my attention...).

First of all though, thank you Val and Kym for identifying our mystery plant.  As soon as I showed Fletch the link you had provided Val, he remembered the name!  And Kym, you are correct, there is a faint almost cinnamon scent from the blooms.  Very nice.  I cut one small piece of it yesterday along with some lily of the valley and a piece of another plant (once again, the name escapes me) and I have them in a little bud vase on the kitchen windowsill over our sink.  The scent from the lily of the valley is so strong!

I did make it into the office yesterday and ended up staying much longer than I anticipated!  It was like old home day or something.  My boss Bill had come in, my other boss Bruce was in (my other boss, Kevin, lives in Atlanta, so he was not in!).  A few people from accounting; Dan (our CFO) and Heather (she comes in Tuesdays and Thursdays to go through the mail and FedEx and UPS packages).  So, there was a lot of catching up to do with people and it was nice to see them all.

When I first was walking up to the office I heard a noice and looked up and one of the hawks was perched on the edge of the nest and squawking away!  Really, loudly.  I hoped to see little baby beaks poking over the edge of something, but I didn't.  What a mess though!  The entranceway to the building is covered in bird shit and sticks that have been dropped from the nest.  Bruce said the hawk flew at him when he came into the building!!

On to the making!  Tutti Fruitty sock #2 is now more than halfway down the leg and moving right along.

This is just such a cheerful piece to knit!

Granny square #12 was completed last night.  Here the the most recent 3 I've made.

Each square is 9 rounds and typically I use 3 different yarns.  The latest square though (the one in the back with the pink center) is from one little ball of yarn.  I just decided to keep going since the colors kept changing.  I still have a ton of leftover scraps from knitting socks and shawls, so there are still plenty of squares to be made.  It's fun to just stick my hand into the pile of bits and bobs and see what I pull out and then start crocheting.

One last picture for the day.  Cozy Tyg - curled up tight (it really got chilly), covering his eyes and also holding his tail down (his tail is almost constantly moving back & forth).  So cute.

He is out of the box and onto the chair at the head of the table!

Hoping your week is going well.  Be sure to visit Kat's blog to see what she and others are doing.


  1. Hello Vera,
    Your sock looks pretty so far, and I like the granny squares. Cute photo of Tyg, he looks so comfy. The arrangement at the window is pretty too. Have a happy day!

  2. That is some happy sock yarn!!
    I love when kitties sleep that way. They look so comfy.

  3. glad you had a great catch up at work, I bet if felt 'normal'. All of your projects are lovely!! I finished a pair of socks last night and need to start another pair.

  4. Your granny squares! LOVE!! They look wonderful, Vera! I love the idea of using up all those bits from left over projects!

  5. I liked the square where you just kept knitting. (less ends to weave in, too!) The sock sure is cheerful!

  6. I love projects where you can just play with your leftovers and have fun with color! Your granny squares are just wonderful -- and I can't wait to see what you end up doing with all of them. I'm so glad you were able to SEE and re-connect with your work colleagues. Although we all seem to be adapting to our stay-at-homing, there is nothing quite like REAL, human connection. XO

  7. I've been trying not to buy yarn since I don't have any work, but you keep tempting me with that wonderful Tutti Frutti! It seems as if many of us are drawn to colorful projects and your granny squares are looking good!

  8. Love that crowdsourcing solved your plant mystery. What would we do without the Interwebs?

    Tyg is so cozy and cuddly. Cats are the best at snuggle-napping.

  9. I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. Sigh...

    If the hawks are divebombing people, they've definitely got babies up there!

    Tyg! Cute as always. When I'm working at my desk, I have to pull the sewing stool over beside me so one of the cats can join me. It used to mostly be Burton, but now most of the time, it's Relic. Which ticks Rupert off who comes in and starts yelling because he's jealous but there's just no room for him!

  10. From the “calling cards” left on the sidewalk, I’m sure there are young hawks. I doubt the adults would foul the nest. Well done on the squares and the sock.

  11. What a fun post. The socks are so cheerful and I love them. I laughed at the hawks dive-bombing people. They're used to having the whole building mostly to themselves and they prefer it that way. It probably means there are babies in that nest.
    Tyg is the cutest little thing. He makes me miss having a cat.

  12. Nitzy sleeps with his leg over his eyes too. That yarn makes me crave sprinkles on white icing.

    Better wear hats when entering that building!

  13. the granny squares are looking great. YOu'll have that blanket finished in no time.

  14. That's neat that you have Lily-of-the-Valley. I adore mine. I love the grannies you're making. And that sock is a joy to behold! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. Being dive-bombed by a hawk would give me a heart attack!! THE BIRDS! Ugh, so creepy. (It's been 50 years and I still get chills remembering how scared I was the first time I watched that movie.)

    I can't wait for our lilies of the valley to bloom!!

  16. Cute kitty! You are very productive in the knitting/crochet department. Love that sock!

  17. The granny squares look like so much fun. I do love a scrappy project. Don't you love lily of the valley? I brought some in this week also. Have a good weekend.

  18. Scrappy projects can be lots of fun. I love the scent of lilies of the valley.
    Sounds like you all had a good catch up at work. Stay safe!

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