Hello My Friends,
How are you? I am weary (and sounding like a broken record - I know and I'm sorry). Yesterday did prove to be a long day as expected and I did not wrap up work until almost 11:30 last night! Whew! A long day. But, that's over and now we are on to the next.
Happy Anniversary to Fletch and me!! 43 years ago today I woke up, had some fruit salad and vodka for breakfast (ha!) and then my sweetie and I tied the knot at Noon. It has not always been fun or easy, but I'd do it again in less than a heartbeat. Happy Anniversary too to Ray & Linda - my oldest brother and his wife. I can't remember how many years for them, but over 50! (They married younger than Fletch and I.)
Once again, I am linking up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading on this Unraveled Wednesday. Alas, today leaves me with not much to show. As I mentioned yesterday, there was unraveling. That pesky green yarn that had been in time out was once again unraveled. I remembered (finally) that I had tried to knit socks with a bit of a lace pattern previously and that had not worked out. I made up my own pattern (again a touch of lace) and was knitting away Saturday morning with Dee when I noticed I had made a mistake (apparently not only can I not walk and chew gum, I cannot knit and talk!). Dee is a master at correcting mistakes so after trying in vain to fix it, she took over. But, whatever I had done stumped even Dee. I decided the yarn was speaking...or shouting...do not try to make me into lacy socks!
I am so very anxious to cast on for my Shakerag skirt, but I also have been too busy and tired to do it right. So instead, I cast on the purple non-wool yarn to make a cowl for Leslie.
The pattern I'm going to make is Abstract Leaves Cowl - free on Ravelry. I will not be adding beads into the mix, though the picture with beads is very pretty.
Here's hoping I have much more to show next week!
Moving along to the reading side of things...Fletch and I finished listening to "The Road to San Donato." I would rate the story quite good. 3.5 to 4 stars. I would rate the narrator at 2 at best! Happy that we stuck with it though. I also read The Last Remains by Elly Griffiths - the latest (and last?) in her Ruth Galloway series.
Fletch and I have started listening to Walking Home which (so far) is not quite as funny or as good as billed. Hopefully that will improve. I'm in the midst of The Dry by Jane Harper and it's good! An easy mystery to read (I think there are 2 more starring the same main character). I picked up The Thread Collectors on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Written by 2 women and loosely based on their family history, this looks like a good read about the Civil War era. Have not yet started, but will let you know.
I'm hoping to do some laundry, some cooking and some knitting, stitching and reading today. I'm also hoping that work stays quiet!
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday. It is chilly here (just 43), but the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Enjoy!!