Good Morning Everyone,
How are you this morning? I'm a little weary, but it is still early and I'm still waking up. It may be another hot one today, I'm not sure. On my agenda is to make some sauce with all those Roma Tomatoes I picked at Rob's over the weekend. I have an onion and a bell pepper from our garden to add as well as garlic (of course). I will most likely add some mushrooms and then some grilled hot & sweet sausage that I took out of the freezer to thaw.
Thank you all for your comments on my stitching yesterday. I haven't laid out the pink floss next to the whiskey (too tired after my day at the office yesterday), but I'm sure the two together will work and that's my plan - use them both...and on both sides. I'll strive for an update next Tuesday.
Here we are on the last Wednesday in July! Time for Unraveled Wednesday and a knitting and reading update. Damon's "Out of This World" sock (the first) is slowly growing.
This is 15 rows of ribbing at the cuff and (so far) 40 rows on the leg. I typically do 70 rows on the leg for manly socks (and mine too sometimes), so I'm a bit more than halfway down the leg. The knitting on this (K 6, P2) can be so meditative that I often find I'm closing my eyes! Trust me, this is not a good thing for me to do. I have seen folks who knit while looking in another direction and carrying on a detailed conversation. That is not me. I need to look and...at times...really concentrate. Thus, only minimal progress in the past week. Even though these are being knit for a Christmas present, it is not a race and I have plenty of time.
On the reading front, I did finish The Four Winds last week. I know that many are not Kristin Hannah fans and I would honestly count myself among them (I could not read "The Great Alone"). But, I really, really liked this book. Fletch and I also finished reading The Gift of the Deer and now I want to read another book by Helen Hoover (with sketches by her husband). but, we'll take a break from that kind of book for a little bit. The other year we so enjoyed reading "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" that Fletch and I started another book by Jules Verne. This time we are reading From the Earth to the Moon. We've only just started (the introduction last night), so no report on that yet. On my own, I am about halfway through The Narrowboat Summer which Jane recommended and I'm liking it quite a bit (when I can stay awake long enough to read more than a page or two).
As usual on a Wednesday, I'm linking up with Kat and the other Unravelers to talk about making and reading. Whenever I say (or think) "Kat and the other Unravelers" it always makes me think of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters - LOL - a blast from the past.
Cheers to being mid-week! Hope yours is going well.