Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Unraveled Wednesday 9/1/21


How are you on this gloomy day in Eastern PA?  Actually I'm not minding the gloom this morning.  The rain is gently falling and ushering in one of my favorite months.  I feel like I should go out and buy school supplies (which I LOVED to do) or something.  I do need to run out for a couple of limes and lemons, but those won't approximate school supplies.  Maybe I can find a new gel pen or something.

So September 1st and an Unraveled Wednesday.  Yes, there was unravelling this week.  The picture below is not what I had planned to show.

But there you have it.  This is the yarn I have picked out for socks for Peggy (Damon's wife).  It is another skein from KnitPicks in their Static line and the colorway is "glow."  To me it looks a bit like faded rose petals.  There are some darker shades in there, but plenty of light pinks and a bit of brown too.  I had cast on and had the cuff done (15 rows of 2x2 ribbing).  I found a pattern I thought would be nice and on row 4 I ended up with 19 stitches on one needle!  That is 3 extra.  I tried tinking but that wasn't working so I just pulled the needles out and wound up the yarn.  Today I plan to cast on again and I've written out a lace pattern to do.  Hopefully work will remain quiet and allow me to do this.

On the reading side of things I finished The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths.  this is the latest in the ruth Galloway series she is writing and this one did not disappoint.  Plenty of archaelogy, Druids and murders.  I enjoyed it.  Now I'm nearing the end of The Devil's Bed by William Kent Krueger.  This is not part of the Cork O'Connor series that I have been enjoying but rather a conspiracy thriller.  It is not a disappointing read!

Yesterday I picked a baker's dozen of figs!!

Coupled with the 8 I picked the day before, we have quite a bowl-full.  I need to think of something to do with these.  Someone - I think Kim wanted to see the figs on the tree.  Of course I didn't think to take a picture until AFTER I had picked the ripe ones, so there are just green ones here.

If you enlarge the picture, you will see the fig at the bottom...left of the just barely beginning to show a blush of color.  A day of strong sun brings them out for sure.

My office day yesterday wasn't too bad.  I was out of there by Noon and got a lot accomplished in the morning.  I won't go back to the office till next Wednesday, the 8th at which time the Lame Duck's West Coast replacement will be in town for the first time.  Bill and I pulled a lot of stuff together for her, and I'm sure there will be more.  

My one conference call this coming Friday has already been cancelled, so I think I can start the Labor Day weekend a bit early!!

As usual, I'm linking up with Kat and other Unravellers to talk about making and reading.  Head over there when you can, there is always a boat load of inspiration!  Enjoy your Wednesday.


  1. beautiful yarn! I need new pens like I need a new hole in my head (my gram's saying.) However, I always pick up one if I see one!!

  2. That is lovely yarn... I am with you, I would have ripped back and started over again as well. I am sure that now you have the pattern settled, those socks will fairly fly off your needles!

  3. Your fig tree really came through for you this year!!!

    Sorry you had to frog. Which lace pattern are you using?

  4. Besides the unraveling, your week sounds like a good one! Things accomplished at the office, good books, and loads of figs. Maybe you can make your own fig newtons? :-) I hope you get Peggy's socks cast on and I bet they'll go quickly.

  5. I'm pretty sure I'm done with school forever (18 years was enough!), but I always want to buy new school supplies every year.

    That is quite a lot of figs! Have you ever made fig preserves with them? To be honest, until a couple of years ago, preserves and Fig Newtons were my only experiences with the fruit.

    I hope sock attempt number 2 is much more successful!

  6. I asked to see the figs on the tree, and I'm astonished at how many there are. You have a bumper crop! Time to make a little fig jam, perhaps. It's so good on brie with a glass of wine.

    I love that yarn, and I like the comparison to fading rose petals.

  7. That is a bowl full of figs. Some fig preserves sound wonderful.
    I'm sorry about the socks. I finished one sock on the flight to Spokane last week but lost a lot of knitting time just staring out of the window on the way home. Enjoy your unexpected time off of work. You deserve it!

  8. Aren’t the school supply aisles fun to browse! It’s hard for me to resist stocking up on pens and highlighters every time I see them. Pretty yarn - sorry the sock beginning had to be frogged.

  9. Pretty yarn even if you had a hiccup on the cuff! Yum to the figs!

  10. Those figs! You get me every time you post about them! :-)

  11. It's been a week for frogging. It must be something in the air.

  12. Oh I loved to buy school supplies. Then I became a teacher and I still enjoyed new markers, pencils, and crayons. The figs look delicious. I hope the sock yarn is back on the needles by now. It sure is pretty yarn.