How is it already the Summer Solstice? Time is just whizzing by these days. It is another grey and damp-ish day here. No rain yet, but heavy rain is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday and then a chance of rain every day after that through next week! The lawn and gardens will be happy.
Speaking of time whizzing by, here we are at Wednesday again and time for an Unraveled post. Let's link up with Kat and talk making and reading. I'll stick with knitting on the making front today. And, I will not bore you with another green Hitchhiker phpotograph. It looks the same even though a few more *teeth* or points have been added. No progress on the purple cowl. I think I have cold feet with that one!
But, the first Pair-Fect sock is coming along nicely and I like it!
Yesterday I only managed 5 rows, but that is better than none. The colors are more pleasing to me than I thought they might be.
Last week I managed to finish 2 books. The first, "The Thread Collectors" I had almost finished last week, but not quite. It was good - not really compelling reading for me, but a nice read. I found the ending to be a bit rushed and/or contrived, but it was ok.
I also finished "Nine Horses" which is a collection of poetry by Billy Collins. What a joy to read! This is a book that had gotten buried on my nightstand under varioius library books and when I re-discovered it I was reminded of what a balm it is to read some poetry just before turning out the light at night. I need to get back into that habit (and I already have numerous poetry books on my nightstand - both bottom shelf and top shelf!).
Currently I am reading Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen which is ok. Not great, but it is keeping me interested. Lots of abuse so far which is not one of my favorite things to read about...hopefully I will get out of that part soon. I'm about half way through this book.
And, Fletch and I are contining to listen to "Vesper Flights" by Helen MacDonald and enjoying it a lot. We have just under 3 hours left of listening time.
Yesterday I picked up two books at the library that I am anxious to delve into: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell - I am finally jumping on this bandwagon! LOL The second book is the Maggie Smith Memoir "You Could Make This Place Beautiful" which so many of you have raved about.
I'm planning to do some laundry today, some cooking (Mongolian Beef again - YUM) and hopefully will find pockets of time for knitting and/or stitching. Fletch is taking my car in for it's 4 year check up and inspection...hopefully no major findings there.
Enjoy the daylight hours on this Solstice Day and have a good one!