I'm getting a late start here today. I did not sleep all that well and was up early, but out of the house around 6:30! I have a doctor's appointment next week and needed to have some blood work done prior to that...fasting blood work, so I wanted to get to the lab when they opened at 7 a.m. Then I was off to feed Talbot & Marcel. Traffic was horrible getting to their house and then, once I was inside, this greeted me:
Yikes!! I'm not sure who caught this poor, tiny mouse (it was not me). Hopefully whoever caught it found it in the basement and brought it upstairs. I was tempted to leave it for Fletch to clean up, but then had second thoughts about that - I didn't want them playing with it, or consuming it, or taking it upstairs and leaving it on Colin & Mailing's bed. That would not be a nice welcome home gift!! Anyway, it is disposed of and I am back home, coffee has been brewed and I am sipping my first cup.
As it is Wednesday, I am linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Honestly I have not gotten much knitting done. The scarf for Zhongren has grown, but it is not finished yet and is much like a blue blob!
The decision was made to forget the cowl for Bonnie and instead go with fingerless gloves. Specifically the Cloudburst (Rav link) pattern which is free. Well...I have never minded knitting from charts, but I could not wrap my head around the second chart in this pattern. It just made no sense. I emailed Betsy as I knew she had made them. Turns out she ignored the charts and just went with the written directions. When I looked at the pattern that way, it made perfect sense. BUT...since then I have not been able to put another row in them. They are sitting with half the ribbing done on the cuff.
Could be there is a specific reason why I can't get any knitting accomplished. Someone keeps trying to help...or learn...or play...or just annoy! I put the yarn bowl with the yarn and knitting on a bookcase in the office room and guess who I just caught trying to chew on one of the needles? I just have to laugh. This kitten stage will end at some point (one can hope).
Other times Mabel is just the sweetest.
This chair is at the kitchen table and that is where she hangs out while Fletch and I have dinner...or lunch...or whatever. She likes to be close. She is still long and lean, but I will be curious to see what she weighs when I take her back to the vet next Wednesday.
On the reading end of things I have not done much. I'm about halfway (maybe...maybe not quite halfway) through The Sweetness of Water and the language and writing continue to be so beautiful. I've just been too tired to read much. But, I have a stack of books from the library on my night stand and this one is due back to the library next week, so I'd best get cracking.
Fletch is grilling tonight (a pork loin - yum!!) and we may have a fire after running over to feed Talbot and Marcel. We had planned to do a fire tomorrow night (a warmer day tomorrow than today), but the forecast is for rain by 7 p.m. Oh well, we'll figure it out. Time for another cup of coffee and to check out some blogs...and I guess I should do a little work too. Be sure to check out Kat's blog and the links - always inspiring!