There is a bit of a nip in the air this morning, but the sun is shining brightly and I see blue sky through the tree branches outside my office window. My venture to the office went well yesterday. Honestly I could have left after 10 minutes but did not think that looked very good, so I stuck around a bit. I printed some things in color for moi, responded to blog comments and the like. I was home shortly after 2 p.m.
I did manage to find linen for the two (!!) pieces that are next up for my cross stitching and I managed to get them hemmed yesterday afternoon. Linen frays so easily and it's a PITA when working on something to have all those little threads hanging around.
Today I am looking forward to my friend Carol visiting from Maryland. We have not seen each other in over a year! We will be celebrating birthdays and Christmas all at once. And, we will have tasty bites to eat.
However, first it is Unraveled Wednesday and time to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Of course I had planned to have the Crazy Zauerball Sock #2 finished, but that is not the case. Close...so close...but not finished yet.
Pretty, isn't it? I believe I have 10 more rows and then will be at the heel flap. It's possible it could get finished this week, but I make no promises.
New yarn is supposedly arriving in my mailbox today!! Yarn for my Shakerag Skirt should arrive. Most likely I will wait to cast on for that. The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy busy at work and I won't have all that much free time. Better to wait until I will have the time to concentrate/devote to the skirt.
Reading has been good! Fletch and I finished listsening to "Words of Mercury: Tales From a Lifetime of Travel" by Patrick Leigh Fermor. It was good...but I liked his two books that we read aloud several years ago more. We are now listening to The Road to San Donato which a friend had recommended. It is ok...we are only a couple of chapters in, and so far we are under-whelmed by the narrator. Hopefully it will get better.
I'm less than 100 pages to the finish of The Shrines of Gaiety so should finish soon. This book has turned into a fun romp through London during the Roaring 20's. Lots of different characters to keep straight, but a good read. I need to finish soon as I have 4 more books from the library and 2 of them cannot be renewed: "Foster" by Claire Keegan (which is under 100 pages, so should be a single sitting) and "No Two Persons" by Erica Bauermeister. The other two (I can't even remember what they are!!) are not new releases, so I can renew if necessary.
Time to pour some more coffee down my throat (last night was one of those very restless nights where I woke up every time I rolled over...which was every 20 or 30 minutes) and wake up Fletch. Hope this mid-week day finds you all doing well.