Still no sign of Mabel I am so sorry to report. We miss her dearly. I keep thinking of our calico cat, Maestro, who once disappeared for a week and then showed up looking like a drowned rat. That was a very good ending. But, I'm not sure this time. It's hard to be optimistic. I do appreciate all your kind words.
We've had more rain and more thunder and lightning. After so long with no rain, everything is now dripping. Our air is still humid.
This is Wednesday when we usually link up with Kat to talk making and reading. Kat is taking a little break though, so I will just post here.
It still looks the same, but my green Hitchhiker has grown a little bit. There are now 27 points or teeth I think.
I knit on this a little bit last night while Fletch and I listened to our audio book after dinner. The rows are naturally taking longer and longer to knit. However, I still have 48 grams of yarn left, so still a way to go.
The first PairFect sock is progressing...slowly, but progressing.
The heel flap has been knit. Usually I will sit down and knit a heel flap, heel turn and start the gusset decreases all at once. Folks, this particular heel flap took a week! What??? I have no idea what my issue was or is, but I could not do more than 5 rows at a time. Weird. I'm hoping to get to the turn soon and then race down the foot. We'll see (in this humidity I don't seem to be racing anywhere!).
Reading has been good. Fletch and I almost finished listening to Vesper Flights last night. I think we only have 10 minutes left (I would have finished right then and there, but Fletch wanted to get on with whatever it was he wanted to do). We should wrap that up tonight and then we need to pick a new book to listen to together.
I did finish Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen which was just ok. I wanted it to be more about food and less whining about life. Then I picked up and read You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith. So many of you have raved about this book and given it 5 stars. The writing is wonderful and beautiful, but oh my! This book was hard to me to read and even painful at times. It just made me sad.
Now I am reading Hamnet and what a glorious read! Maggie O'Farrell has such a way with the English language. I loved "The Marriage Portrait" and now I am loving this book. Initially I had no interest in reading Hamnet - the plague didn't seem like a very good topic to me (especially during a pandemic). But this book is so much more!
Yesterday I also picked up 3 more books from the library - a cozy mystery that someone (I forget who) recommended and two other books that grabbed my attention - more on those later.
This morning I'll get out to run some errands. I need to pick up a thing or two at Staples, a few things at Trader Joe's and also some wine. While over at that shopping center I will also stop into the office to check mail and print a couple of things in color (knitting patterns...nothing work related...hahaha).
Here's hoping that everyone is having a good week.