Hello and Good Morning!
I'm feeling a little drugged. I just poured my first cup of coffee and have yet to guzzel some down! Mabel slept on the bed all night last night and when that happens, I often wake during the night wondering if there is a tick crawling near or on me. I know, I know...foolish thoughts, but I cannot help it. (Yesterday I spoted a tick [thankfully a dog tick, not a deer tick] crawling on the kitchen floor! They are everywhere!) Anyway, I got up at 5 to let Mabel out and got back in bed and fell sound asleep until 6:30. So...just waking up. The sun is up and it looks to be a promising Wednesday.
And, with it being Wednesday, it is time to link up with Kat and all the folks in her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Yesterday was all about winding yarn! First, I wound the yarn for my Shakerag Skirt:
I thought I would at least knit my swatch and then cast on, but I did neither. Boo-Hiss, but perhaps today. Kat and Kym - did you swatch in the round as the pattern states? Or on straight needles? I dont think I have a size 5 circular needle small enough to do a swatch....
I also wound some lovely yarn to make something (not sure what) for my friend Leslie. She loves purple and is also (horrors!!) allergic to wool.
I did (finally) manage to cast on for a new pair of socks! the yarn is some that I tried to make into something (can't remember what) a bit ago and it did not work. Here's hoping that the yarn is better behaved this time around.
As I had mentioned previously, I must go to the office today, but I'm hoping to come home shortly after lunch and then devote the afternoon to more yarny goodness.
As far as reading goes, I finished No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm now reading The Last Remains by Elly Griffiths - the lastest from her in the Ruth Galloway series. I'm only 90 pages in or so, but it's a fun, easy read.
Fletch and I are continuing to listen to "the Road to San Donato" and are enjoying it. Fletch pulled out an Atlas (yes, we are old people - lol) and located San Donato on the map. We have under 2 hours left to listen to this, so should wrap up before too long. We are enjoying, but as I mentioned in a prior post, the narrator is not very good (monotone).
I can feel the coffee slowly beginning to wake me up. Before I wrap up this post, I want to share a little bit of flowers! I managed to find one peony blossom with no ants on it (amazing!) and the first Siberian Iris has opened. (There are also a few wild cherry blooms thrown into the mix.)
Remember to head over to Kat's to check find out what everyone is making and reading. And, have a wonderful Wednesday!