A little bit of a later post for me. I was driving to my office before the crack of dawn and thus didn't have time to post from home. A deer just missed my car (or I just missed the deer) on my way in this morning and then a fox ran across the road. Wildlife abounds!!
Now I'm at the office, breakfast has been delivered and the meeting is underway (which I am not participating in). I'll stick around until lunch is delivered around 11:30 and then I may just need to call it a day at that time! Meanwhile, I can now write and post for Unraveled Wednesday. As usual, I'm linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading.
I really enjoy connecting with everyone on Wednesdays - there is always such great inspiration, wonderful recommendations for reading and sometimes a little enabling - LOL.
My knitting has seen a little bit of progress. First up is the initial green sock.
I will knit another 5 or 10 rows and then will knit the heel flap and turn the heel. If all goes well, that should go quickly.
Progress has also been made on the cowl for my SIL.
It is hard to see the pattern. I tried to pull it apart to show it better, but that didn't turn out so well. Basically after the ribbing, you knit 5 rows and then a pattern row...then 5 rows plain knitting and then another pattern row. The pattern is just yarn overs and knitting 2 together. Simple and easy peasy to remember. I do love these colors together and I think this will be perfect for my SIL.
I also broke down and ordered some Lopi yarn. LOL After saying I certainly didn't need any more yarn (and I don't, but...). A Lopi sweater has been on my mind for some time, but I still want to try Planetary. So...I ordered two skeins of Lopi (Galaxy and Pink) to knit a hat (and make a pom-pom). I can use a new hat and I'll see if this gets the idea of Lopi out of my head for a little while. Of course, there is the risk that it could go the opposite way and just increase my appetite for this yarn!
On the reading side of things, Fletch and I (finally!!) finished listening to The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd. Not a favorite of mine and by the last third Fletch was tired of it as well. He said it was a little too much like "Field of Dreams" and I was just totally bored with it. Last night we started reading (not listening) to Mark Twain for Cat Lovers which I think will be fun. We only got through the introduction last night before my voice gave out, but will read some more tonight.
On my own reading I am thoroughly enjoying "Middlemarch" by George Eliot. What a book! So much dry humor in it and as Mary wrote to me, quite snarky in places. Colin and I are continuing to read the poems in Nine Horses by Billy Collins which are just wonderful. I also started The Book of Goose and am roughly a third of the way into it. I'm not yet sure how I feel about it...I want to continue reading, but I don't think I really like the book. That doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, but there you have it.
Remember to head over to Kat's space to see what others are making and reading.