It's 2/2/22! It is also Groundhog Day and I'm betting that Punxsutawney Phil would rather stay asleep in his little den or whatever rather than get dragged out by folks in costumes.
Before I forget, I saw this on a blog yesterday and love it!
Isn't that the truth? Speaking of poor behavior, Fletch and I were pretty amazed at how many folks at the grocery store (mainly seniors!!) were unmasked. Also, the guy behind the deli counter had a net around his beard, but no mask. Geeze! Turns out though that Tuesday morning is a good time to shop - the store was less crowded and better stocked than a Saturday or Sunday. Given my flexibility with working from home, I think we will stop shopping on the weekends and go with mid-week.
All that brings us to right now. It is Unraveled Wednesday - the first in February and I'm linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. First up, the Terrarium Sock (#1) is progressing nicely.
The leg part is now complete (15 rows of 2x2 ribbing and 72 rows of the Petty Harbour pattern). The pattern is easy to memorize and makes the knitting interesting rather than just plain straight knitting. With this yarn the pattern is not really all that visible, but it makes a nice texture and I think Fletch will like it. Yup! These are going to be Valentine's Day socks for Fletch (no guarantee they will both be finished in time for the 14th...but...).
On to my reading (books seen above). Not pictured is Agatha of Little Neon the next "Read With Us" book. This one I thoroughly enjoyed! I admit that I found "Matrix" to be a bit of a slog, but Agatha hummed right along for me. I loved the quirky characters. Granted Matrix had its share of quirky characters too...but 12th century versus modern day.
Next up, Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver. How could I not enjoy this? A rather short collection of poems and two (far too) short essays. Fletch and I consumed this slim volume over a couple of nights after dinner. Really, a joy to read.
Finally, Reckless Daughter A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe. I am roughly halfway through this book and enjoying it a lot. All the others are in this book too - Graham Nash, David Crosby, James Taylor, Carole King, Mama Cass, Leonard Cohen, etc., etc. So many memories are being brought back reading this. I'm going to have to dig out my Joni Mitchell CDs and give them a listen-to (my Joni LPs were all worn out years ago).
I'm in the queue on Overdrive for several newer books and hopefully they will be coming in soon. Looking at my library account, I see that one has shipped to my library a day or two ago, so I should receive notice (maybe today?) that it is ready for pick up.
A bit later I'll head to the office. There are a few things I'd like to print in color for myself and I need to check mail, etc. It will be a very quick (I hope) visit. Then I need to stop at JoAnns (another skein or two of DMC needed for the A&E Sampler), the wine store and Trader Joe's. I should be home in plenty of time for lunch.
Do tell - what are you making and reading these days?