Yesterday - wow! It was around 60 degrees F out and Fletch and I actually sat on the patio before dinner sipping our beverages. There was a little wind chill, so we needed light weight jackets, but as Fletch said what a wonderful teaser for Spring.
Then Fletch grilled a pork loin for dinner. One of those small ones that are already seasoned. This one was with tri-colored peppercorns and it turned out perfectly! To go with it we had steamed French green beans and some fingerling potatoes. I mixed up a gravy with sauteed mushrooms and onions. Best of all there are plenty of left overs.
In the not such good news department, my Xray results showed possible lumbar compression so I will be getting an MRI. Weirdly I seem to be improving daily and, in fact, skipped pain meds yesterday completely. (I did wake up at 3:30 this morning though and took a pill...but everything feels fine right now.) Years ago when I had a bulging disc in my neck I was told that my spine was "riddled" with arthritis and a decade or more ago when I had a dexa scan it did show a bit of osteoporosis. I'm sure those two things contributed to whatever is wrong with my back (along with my foolish behavior of attempting to lift a very heavy object).
Let's move on to nicer things, shall we? I am happy to tell you that the Terrarium socks are finished!
They are a bit more matchy-matchy than I thought and I just love the way they turned out. Better yet, Fletch loves them too! I gave them to him last night. The picture above looks more grey than green. That shot was taken last night after dark. I took a picture of the left over yarn this morning that shows the colors better:
The yarn is Static from KnitPicks and the colorway is Terrarium. These are pretty large socks: 15 rows of ribbing, 70 rows on the leg and 70 rows on the foot. The skein weighed 106 grams at the start and I still have 26 grams left! The pattern is Petty Harbour on the leg and I used #2 needles. This is the 4th skein of Static I have knit and I may need to order more of this yarn. There are great colors and all of them are now under $10 a skein! You cannot beat that price.
After our Spring like weather yesterday, it is now in the 20's and there is a winter weather advisory for ice. Luckily I have plenty of things to occupy myself with right here at home, so I will be staying in. Wishing you all a lovely day on this Friday Eve.