Another crisp a.m. here in Eastern PA (my phone says 23). But the air is clear. Maybe today I will get a walk in? That didn't happen yesterday as it was still a bit breezy and I had to run Fletch over to the mechanics to pick up the car he uses which had gone in for inspection. I'm here to tell you if it's not one thing, then it's another. $2K later we have his car back. But, as I tell myself, paying $2K for car repairs is much, much less $$$ than a new car would be. Still....
Meanwhile here we are mid-week and as usual, I am linking up with Kat to talk about what's on the needles and what I'm reading. I've actually been productive!! The first Yule Wave sock is finished:
I love the way this turned out. Unfortunately, when I finished it last night and attempted to try it on, it would NOT go over my very high instep. The colorwork on the leg is TIGHT. I'm surprised because I consciously tried to keep it loose and my floats are loose. I will try it again this a.m. and see if I was just mistaken last night. If not, I will still make the second and they will be a nice gift for someone (who hopefully can manage to get them on!!).
Second up is the first fingerless mitt to go with the Antler hat I finished the other week. I've just started this, but it is plain and I should be able to finish this one and cast on for the second today.
I love the two shades of blue together. I plan to do the top of this in the darker blue.
On the reading side, thanks to Kat I am reading a very good book. The House by the Lake is non fiction. The subtitle is "One House, Five Families and 100 Years of German History." It reads (to me) like a novel, but a frightening one. And at times I've had to put it down because there are so many parallels to what is going on in our country. If you enjoy history, you will like this book. I've also started another mystery-type series by Linda Castillo. These take place in Northern Ohio in the Amish community. So far though, the first is a bit gruesome and I'm not sure I'll be able to read them.
That's it from me today. It's Hump Day, so we are slipping into the downside of the week (for those who can't remember what day it is - that's been happening to me quite a bit recently - lol).