Good Morning Friends,
I'm feeling a little groggy this morning. I slept pretty well, but my gosh what a noisy night! The wind - howling and screaming around the house. When Mabel woke me at 4:30 (as is her habit), I wasn't sure I could/would get back to sleep. Thankfully I managed, but I feel as though the night was a bit fretful or something!
Here we are though, once again, poised to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers. No unraveling for me this week. Thank Goodness!
The second Trekking sock is nearing the finish line.
I have roughly 30 or 35 rows to go to the toe decrease, so theoretically (that being the KEY word) I should complete this sock in a day or two. Hopefully, because this arrived in the mail:
My Pi yarn from Fibernymph Dye Works. What beautiful colors in this yarn! I will cake this up for the next pair of socks for Fletch (he is a good man and deserves them). I also ordered the set of mini's in the Atlantic Pi collection:
Not sure yet what I will do with these, but I could not resist them! Each mini is 20 grams and there is a total of 435 yards here - could make a nice hat or cowl for someone.
My reading continues as it has...for some weeks. I confess to be growing a bit weary of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois. Don't get me wrong...the writing is so good and the story heartbreaking and compelling. But, I'm finding it easy to put down and do something else. I do think the book doesn't need to be as long as it is...it could have been edited down a bit (personal opinion). I have under 200 pages left, so I'm on the finishing track! I also continue to read The Shipping News at night after I crawl into bed. As Kat has said, what a bunch of quirky characters! And, I continue to be amazed that I don't remember a thing about this book!
One afternoon this past week I listened to The Book Store Sisters by Alice Hoffman. A quick listen - just over an hour. It was ok - not fabulous, but it was nice to have something to listen to while I worked on my stitching. I'm glad I didn't pay for the audio book!
Last up, my African Violet continues to thrive on my kitchen windowsill. It is covered in an amazing number of buds!
Thanks for all your well wishes, thoughts, prayers, etc. for Leslie. We texted back and forth yesterday as she was being served her various "cocktails." She texted later (at home) two down and four to go, so she is a third of the way through this horrible ordeal. Cheers to that and cheers to being at the mid-way point of the week. Hope your week is going well.