Still dark here and a little chilly (18), but I think tomorrow morning it is only forecast to be 9, so I will take today. Plus it is supposed to be sunny! Yesterday did not turn out to be as mild as we thought for grilling. There was a major wind chill going on in our neighborhood and it was grey and damp all day long. Fletch still grilled our steaks and they were very good.
Today I'm heading to the office. We bought some things - surprises - to ship down to Colin & Mailing, so I will send those out via UPS from the office. I have some work to do and maybe I'll see Bruce (one of my bosses whom I have not spoken to in a couple of weeks!).
Colin called again last night and it was good to talk with him again. They are doing well and still settling in. The weather down there has been chilly (for Austin) and grey, but he is still managing to get out daily (sometimes twice) for nice, long walks. They are once again vegan and picked up this cookbook from their local bookstore and have already made several dishes from it. Sounds and looks delicious (but I would miss meat). The cats are also settling in. Talbot is having an easier time of it...Marcel is howling a bit. Colin says the feng shui must not be quite right in the apartment!
Meanwhile, here we are at the last (how is that possible??) Unraveled Wednesday of January 2022. As usual, I am linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. You know I (finally) finished my holiday socks (posted about them on Monday). I love them and they are nice and cozy. I still intend to pick up something already in the works, but you know I just had to cast on for another pair of socks. It is always smart to have socks on some needles.
Obviously I have not gotten too far. Just the 15 rows of 2x2 ribbing have been completed. I'm pretty sure these will be for Fletch. He had admired the yarn when I caked it up. The yarn is Static from KnitPicks and the colorway is "Terrarium." Lovely shades of green and then some lighter ivory or even a hint of yellow (pale) here and there. It is very pretty. I have not fully decided on a pattern yet, but most likely will make these Petty Harbour
or Hermione's Everyday Socks
- both free patterns on Ravelry (leaning towards Petty Harbour).
My reading in 2022 has been a little on the slow side. Not sure why as I am enjoying what I am reading, but find myself nodding off quickly. I am still reading "Agatha of Little Neon" which is the next "Read With Us" selection. This is a little gem of a book - I am thoroughly enjoying it and all the quirkiness within it.
Last night I did finish "No Time to Spare" (Thinking About What Matters) by Ursula K. Le Guin. I believe I already mentioned this book once or twice. Le Guin wrote SciFi and Fantasy novels - neither genre a favorite of mine and I doubt I will pick one up to read. This book, however, is a collection of essays, or rather posts, from her blog that she started when she was in her 80's. I gave this 4 stars and really liked it. Only 4 stars as some topics didn't appeal (or matter) to me, but a very good read. Here are a couple of quotes from it that I love:
"How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us."
"A teaching, a blessing, may come in strange ways, ways we do not expect, or control, or welcome, or understand. We are left to think it over."
These two quotes just resonated with me.
Mabel just came in and boy is her fur cold! I'd best bundle up for going out. After the office, I need to stop at JoAnn's for some more DMC floss and I need to pick up wine. Dinner is a chicken dish in the crockpot, so easy-peasy.
Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!