Good Morning All,
Today I did not sleep in, rather I woke abruptly a bit after 5 a.m. I was stretching out my legs and suddenly got one of those cramps in my calf - a charlie horse. Yikes!! Luckily I was able to stop it before it became full blown.
Anway, happy birthday to Ray, my oldest brother and also to Bobby, the CEO of my company. Happy mid-week to the rest of you. I hope your week is going well and that you are finding time to enjoy things - knitting, stitching, reading, etc.
On this Unraveled Wednesday (linking up with Kat and friends) I am happy to say that I did start a new pair of socks. I'm not terribly far along, but I've started and they are FUN!!
The yarn screams confetti to me...or reminds me (for some reason) of bubblegum. The yarn is from KnitPicks and is their Muse line (75% superwash wool and 25% nylon). The colorway is Enthusiasm Speckle and I'm knitting the pattern I Smell Snow - a free pattern on Ravelry. I'm not sure how much the pattern will really show with all the noise of the yarn colors, but it is a nice pattern to knit - not too complicated, but interesting enough to keep one from getting bored.
This past week did not see any more progress on either the French Market Bag or the Wintertide Shawl (or the Guernsey Wrap for that matter). Maybe I can get to one of those today...only time will tell.
There were a number of people at the office yesterday and the next two weeks will bring in even more. Everyone is having budget meetings and, honestly, as folks get vaccinated, I think they are just happy (anxious perhaps) to get OUT. Everyone is still wearing masks and everyone is keeping distanced so that is good. After so long, it is just weird to see people walking around the office! I hung around till about 10:30 and then I left. I stopped to buy wine on my way home. I'm not real fond of Riesling wines as I usually find them too sweet, but Fletch likes them and we were having fish for dinner. When I saw this bottle, I had to get it (yes, I do buy wine by the label):
Ha! Dr. G (Dee, does Giroux have a doctor's bag with a rabbit in it?). For the record, this is a dry riesling and was actually pretty tasty (Fletch did not like it - not sweet enough for him).
When I got home after the wine shopping I picked a small bouquet for our lunch table. Some Lily of the Valley, one little Lilac bloom and some Wood Hyacinths. So pretty.
The bud vase is one my Mom kept in the kitchen when I was growing up. All summer long it would hold a single rose bloom.
On the reading front, I finished another mystery by Deborah Crombie (Kissed a Sad Goodbye). This is in a series and is not fabulous, but for some reason I keep requesting them (in order) from the library. They are quick reads. Last night I started a new book: Daughters of the Dust which so far (50 pages or so) is very good.
Time to get moving! I'll pour another cup of coffee and then get to work...it feels like this will be another busy day. Have a good one!