Hello and Good Morning!
Yesterday's work BBQ turned out to be a lovely event! Longer than I expected, but very nice. The food was excellent: a raw bar, some shrimp cocktail, little cheesesteak eggrolls, jalapeno poppers, bowls of fresh fruit and then set up outside the usual BBQ fare: Caesar salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, Mexican street corn, hot dogs, burgers, ribs, chicken, black bean burgers and all the fixings to go on top. Dessert was make your own sundaes with Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The tables were beautifully decorated with black and white checked tablecloths and each table had a centerpiece:
Gorgeous flowers! Everyone received a spot bonus and in addition, I won a $200 gift card in a raffle! I'd say it was a good day - LOL
Bobby said in no unclear terms that he has no intention of bringing everyone back to the office full time. YAY!! The whole "working at home" thing is working out perfectly. He will probably bring us together quarterly for these "events" which would be nice. We are stuck with our lease until 2024, but after that they will most likely downsize considerably and move to a smaller location (I don't plan to be working by then anyway).
And that, my friends, brings us to Wednesday morning and Unraveled Wednesday where we link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Much to my surprise and delight, I have a finish to share!!
My Guernsey Wrap is finished. Not blocked yet (obviously), but bound off and ends woven in. I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to block it! Right now it measures about 14.5" by 65" and the instructions are to block to roughly 18.5" by 85" which is pretty large! The bind off was a new one to me. I did the recommended Sewn bind off which was easy, fast and reminded me of the Kitchener stitch.
I absolutely love this piece. Knit in Wool of the Andes yarn by KnitPicks (colorway is Mink Heather), it is so soft around my neck. I know this will be in use constantly come winter - perfect for wrapping around my shoulders in my home office.
I also finished a book! Surprise, surprise. I read Olympus Texas by Stacey Swann. This novel takes place over a span of several days - maybe a week? and the lives of everyone are upended and torn apart. The book was entertaining, though at times I felt like I was reading Peyton Place - LOL. There were places where it dragged a bit for me, but overall it was a quick read...a good summer book.
After that I started The Brother Gardeners wihch I was really looking forward to...but it was way too dry for me and I returned it to the library. The other night I started Meet Me At The Museum and am enjoying it (only 40 pages or so in at this point). This is by Anne Youngson who wrote "The Narrowboat Summer" which I enjoyed last year.
Well, that's a wrap for Unraveled Wednesday. I've a bunch of chores and errands I need/want to do today in addition to the normal work stuff. Our weather keeps shifting from sunny to cloudy - I need to see if rain is expected or not. I'd love to get a walk in if I can. Hope this mid-week post finds you all doing well and having a good week!