Good Morning My Friends!
First of all, I meant to say that I did drop off my sewing machine on Monday to be cleaned, oiled and the foot peddle looked at. They cannot repair the foot peddle, but said they can give me a new gas peddle - LOL. So, it should be all ready for me to pick up in a week to a week and a half.
My computer issues have been solved. Something - not sure what - happened with my cell phone over the weekend so that I'm not receiving either texts or phone calls for Microsoft Verification. As I mentioned, I need to log into a VPN each day in order to access my files. It is a double verification process meaning that first I put my password in and then I receive either a text or phone call to verify/authenticate that it is moi. Everything is set up properly, so IT swears it is my phone. Verizon tech support could find nothing out of the ordinary with my phone and swears it is on the computer end. Oh well! For now the verification is coming through a call to my home phone (thank goodness we still have one!!).
Here we are at Unraveled Wednesday (is it me or are the days/weeks flying by?). I'm happy to show one finished Beekeeper sock and the second one already started!
These are knitting up nicely and I'm sure Colin will like them. Once they are finished, I will start a new pair of socks using the Muse handpainted yarn I showed on Monday. They will be for a friend. No pattern chosen yet, but Valerie showed a pair the other day that she is knitting in the pattern I Smell Snow (Ravelry link...and the pattern is free) and I think that might be what I make!
The other yarn I showed on Monday that is new (here's a reminder picture:)
100% wool and the color is Thistle. I plan to make a felted bag!! Specifically French Market Bag (another Ravelry link and another FREE pattern). If this turns out well, I'm thinking it would make neat gifts for my "sister girlfriends" - the ones I used to get together with every year pre-Covid times. The plan was to start this bag right away, but discovered that I did not have DPNs in size 7 and also was missing a 32" size 7 circular needle. Amazon remedied that situation and needles arrived on Monday. Then things got crazy with computer and sewing machine woes and yesterday afternoon was BUSY with work once I was able to access my files. So...it has not been started yet, but maybe later today.
Yesterday was gorgeous and I would have taken a walk except that in the morning I was on the phone with Tom from IT a lot and then in the afternoon was busy catching up on work. I did manage to get out and do some archery - both in the afternoon and after dinner. I am really enjoying it and actually managed to get another bullseye!! But look at this - our Redbud in the back by our shed is simply gorgeous - opening more a bit each day.
On the reading front I read Benediction by Kent Haruf. Such a well written book. Not sure how I missed this one having loved both "Plainsong" and "Eventide" by him. Now I'm back to reading a quick mystery, but just picked up several very good looking books at the library (Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo and Mudbound by Hillary Jordan).
As usual, I'm linking up with Kat to talk about making and reading. Take a look at her blog when you have a chance - her Day Tripper is GORGEOUS!!!