Well Hello There!
How are you on this fine Wednesday morning? It's chilly (28 or so) and it is still dark out. Yesterday was grey and not very inspiring. I have not posted a TNT post for quite some time...because...I have not picked up my stitching since before we went to Texas! I hope that changes soon, but this week is shaping up to be a busy one, so time will tell.
This month is turning into "see all the doctors and get all your check ups done." Monday's appointment was with our dermatologist. Luckily she saw nothing! (I go every 6 months for a full body check since I've had so many bouts of skin cancer. Today I have a mammogram and tomorrow a field vision test. Later in the month I will see the dentist and in February I have my full physical. Whew! It's a lot and then it will be time to start all over again - LOL.
Meanwhile, it is Wednesday and time to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Thanks Kat for hosting us all. I find these Wednesday posts from everyone to be so inspiring.
My green socks are slowly (very slowly) progressing. I did put a "tree" pattern on them at the top (just under the cuff ribbing), but it is not all that visible in my picture. I was too lazy to look for my sock blockers to stretch it out and see if the pattern is visible then. Oh well. I'm not going to rip it out in any case. From here on out it is just vanilla knitting.
Finally I was able to successfully cast on and start the cowl for my SIL. I think it was the 5th or 6th try that worked (maybe Covid Brain Fog eased up a bit??).
The yarn is Static from KnitPicks (75% superwash wool and 25% nylon) in the colorway Taos. The colors do remind me of the West (my brother and SIL live in Boulder, CO). The pattern I am using is Simply Scrappy Cowl by Helen Stewart and now that I'm underway with it, it should progress quickly. It is a very simple pattern.
On the reading side of things I'm into several books! First up is Middlemarch. How I managed to get through high school and college English with never reading anything by George Elliot is a surprise to me. I had mentioned to Colin that I wanted to read it, so he bought it for me while we were in TX. I'm only 50 pages in so far but am enjoying it. It is pretty funny in parts. This will definitely be a slow read - not something you can speed read through.
The other book Colin bought me is Nine Horses by Billy Collins. He bought himself a copy as well, and we are both slowly reading the poems. So good! I'm so happy that Colin and I share a love of reading and enjoy so many of the same books (although we also have our individual tastes as well).
Finally I am reading The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. This is a book my friend Leslie recommended. It's perfect for breaking up my time with Middlemarch. I love reading about food, so this is right up my alley. It's a quick read (I read the first 40 pages while fixing dinner the other night) and very enjoyable.
Finally, I got notice that my turn in the queue came up for The Book of Goose and I will stop by the library to pick that up today.
Time to dry my hair and fix another cup of coffee. I'm heading to the office a little later (my first time at the office since before Christmas!!). I have a bunch of stuff to print, some reports to run and I need to order food for some meetings next week. I will also stop at Trader Joe's for a few things...then the library...and then head out for my mammogram early afternoon. Too much running around! I feel tired just thinking about it - LOL.
Have a great Wednesday!