I was happy to make it to the office without getting washed away! LOL I woke in the night to heavy rain and it was still coming down when I left my house at 6:40 this morning. And now at 8:30, it is STILL coming down. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up fruit, muffins, scones, etc. for the meeting going on and, as the cashier said, better rain than a drought. Also, better rain than snow. My drive to the office goes through Valley Forge Park and the creek (I think it's Valley Creek) was roaring and overflowing its banks. Ponding on the roads. Looking at my phone, I believe the rain should pretty much be over by 11 a.m.
My PT Evaluation yesterday was ok. Once again, I am finding that people do not really listen to what you say. The therapist kept referencing "my pain" even though I said multiple times that I have NO pain. But, I came away with some exercises I can do twice a day to build my core muscles back up which, in turn, will support my back. I also got the "go ahead" to schedule a massage. YAY!!! I have another PT session this afternoon...I think with a different therapist this time.
All of this brings us to right here, right now. Unraveled Wednesday! A round of applause for no unraveling this week. Of course, I have not done a whole lot of knitting, but I've done some. First up the Hiking Trail sock for Colin (this is sock #1...still...):
This shot shows 40 rows complete on the foot. For Colin I usually do 75 rows, so a little ways to go before the toe decreases. I was able to knit another 5 rows this morning while waking up with my coffee.
Next up is the Guernsey Wrap.
Quite a way to go on this one! There are 3 charts for this wrap. Chart A and C are both 78 rows. Chart B is (I think) 24 rows. You knit Chart A twice (all 78 rows) and then rows 1-58. Then you move on and knit chart B - once. Chart C is also knit twice (all 78 rows) and then rows 1-58 again. Then you (finally) bind off. The picture above shows where I am as of last night. The first 78 rows of Chart A are complete and I am about 5 or 8 rows into the second 78. This is still a relaxed and easy knit. And, with only 58 stitches to a row, it goes fairly quickly. My issue is just finding time to knit!
On the reading front, I am still enjoying Still Life by Sarah Winman. This is not a quick read for me, but I am enjoying it. Fletch and I finished Stanley Tucci's "Taste" and we are glad to be done with it! I started out loving it and then enjoying it and by the last third to quarter of the book I was sick and tired of all the name dropping. I would have liked more recipes and less about how wonderful he is! LOL Our new book for reading after dinner is Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard. I bought this book back in the early 90's, but never read it. We started the other night, and so far so good - really enjoying.
As usual on Unraveled Wednesday, I'm linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Do head over there to see what everyone is up to - lots of inspiration always.