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 branch...is 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.