Good Morning All,
How are you? I am thrilled that the air is cooler this morning, and a bit fresher. We did have a storm roll through just as Fletch and I were listening to our book after dinner. It rained for maybe half an hour. Unfortunately, not enough to nudge the rain gauge, but I'm sure the garden still appreciated the moisture.
Speaking of gardens, Fletch came in all excited late yesterday afternoon to say that (finally!!) the figs were beginning to ripen. I went out and sure enough there were two ready to pick.
And just look when I cut them open. Gorgeous! And they were delicious - we sampled them with dinner last night.
The tree is LOADED with fruit, so they will soon be coming in like crazy. The tomato harvest (above) was lighter than usual, but still hefty. There are still so many large tomatoes on the planats. I'm also looking forward to fried green tomatoes.
Last night I shredded the giant zucchini and now have plenty of it in the freezer to use for bread and/or cookies down the road. Today I plan to make Eggplant Caponata using the last of our garden eggplants and a bunch of the tomatoes.
But first: it's Wednesday morning which means time to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. There's not much on either of those two fronts for me, but let's dive right in.
There was no more sock knitting at all. The first Cosmopolitan sock is still at the end of the heel flap waiting for me to wave my magic wand and have the heel turn appear. Maybe today, maybe not...we'll see. I did start a new dishcloth using CotLin from KnitPicks (colorway is Chicory - such a gorgeous shade of blue).
The pattern is Corner-to-Corner from Purl Soho. Nothing complicated. Just like Grandmother's favorite but with a KFB instead of a YO. Uncomplicated was exactly what I needed. I had tried on Saturday when I met up with Dee to make Tin Ceiling but discovered that apparently I cannot count/follow a pattern and talk at the same time. LOL I'll save that pattern for a quiet time.
No books were finished during the past week. WHAT? Sad, but true. I am reading, but slowly. I have about 50 pages left of "Sorrow and Bliss" and am sorry to say that I am still just bored with it. Maybe it's the author's style of writing? So much of it has been just repetitous to me (and annoying). I hope and plan to definitely finish it today. I have two books waiting for me to pick them up at the library: Remarkably Bright Creatures and The Enchanted April. Not sure where I heard about "Enchanted April," but any book about Italy can't be all bad!
Fletch and I are continuing to listen to David Attenborough narrate The Peregrine and are really enjoying it. There are times that I find myself almost lulled by the sound of Attenborough's voice though, but then some fascinating fact will come out and I jolt up. For example, talking about a peregrine's eyesight...if a human's eyes were as "good" (for lack of a better word) they would be 4" across and weigh 4 lbs! Guessing I would have a hard time holding up my head - lol.
OK, time for me to get rolling. Emails have been pouring in for work and I'd best check them out and see what's going on. Be sure to head over to Kat's for inspiration!