6:47 a..m and it is just beginning to get light here. Looking out my office window, I can see across the street. I don't think that was possible a week ago. Slowly and steadily our daylight increases each day. It's a miracle and can be magical - almost like turning a heel! LOL
All the plumbing stuff went well yesterday. Even though the guys were half an our late showing up (I hate that). Lots of $$$, but I'm happy to have everything done!
As I said I would, I pretty much sequestered myself in the office room yesterday with the door shut. I did have work to do, and inbetween emails and phone calls I managed to do a tiny bit of knitting.
A jumble of projects (which is always fun). Upper left is the Yule Wave sock (#2). I think about 5 or 10 rows were added since my last picture. The Heart Warmer cowl is on the right. I did the first 3 rows on the Bobble section (which are just plain knitting). I love making bobbles, but it had been some time since I had done so. Therefore I decided I needed to practice. The little square on top of the varigated section is my practice piece. Just 10 stitches across and I made bobbles on two different rows successfully, so I'm ready to plow ahead.
The bottom piece on the circular needle is the beginning of my Guernsey Wrap (Jared Flood design)!! So excited to have started this. I got roughly this far yesterday afternoon and then had to rip it all out (I think the noise the plumbers were making was distracting me). But, I managed to cast back on and I've done 12 rows. (There are only 465 rows in the pattern....). This is my first time using Wool of the Andes yarn by KnitPicks and I have to say it is lovely. Very soft and easy to knit. Even though it is worsted weight and I'm using a size 8 needle, it is not bothering my hands. And the Mink Heather color is just wonderful.
On the reading front, I started Monsieur Mediocre and am disappointed in it. I thought this would be really funny, but so far (4-5 chapters) I'm finding it boring and more of a "Aren't I wonderful" story. I haven't returned it (yet), but I've set it aside and instead picked up Monogamy by Sue Miller. 75 pages into it and for me it is just ok. It seems to be moving slowly and is a bit more wordy than I think necessary. I'll keep at it though. And, I will be stopping by the library for curbside delivery today as I received an email that this book is waiting for me to come fetch it.
So plans today are to get more knitting and reading in (the hell with work - lol). Tomorrow I have to go in to the office. We have 3 candidates coming in for VP interviews and I need to bring in a continental type breakfast (I'll just pick up some fruit, bagels and muffins) for the panel (5 folks who will be doing the interviewing) and I will need to order lunch for them too. The panel will be there all day, but I'm hoping I can leave after lunch arrives.
That wraps it up for me. As usual, I'm linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Head over to her blog to see what she and others are up to. Always inspiring!!