How are you mid-week? I'm doing well. Just took my first sip of morning coffee. Yum. Today I brewed my coffee with some cinnamon sprinkled on top of the grounds - quite tasty.
Mid-August and mid-week...time to link up with Kat and her Merry Band of Unravelers to talk making and reading. Come on and join in - you know you will find inspiratioin all over the place! My making these days seems to be a little more focusesd on stitching, but since I showed that yesterday, today it will be all about the knitting.
My second Allsorts sock is coming along nicely:
Hard to tell from this picture, but my stitchmarker is a tiny flip flop - too cute. I've 10 more rows to knit before the heel flap. With any luck, I will get there today.
My Shakerag skirt looks just like last week, but trust me - a few rows have been added.
This is not a difficult pattern by any means. BUT...the rows are so long I find myself getting bored. I rarely do more than one row at a time. Then I need to stand up and take a break. At this rate, the skirt might be finished in 2025, but I'm not positive about that. LOL I just need to sit down and DO IT, or rather KNIT it.
On to the reading portion of this post. I finished A Place in the World by Frances Mayes and thoroughly enjoyed it. An easy, pleasant read with recipes!!
I had plans to next read "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" for our "Read With Us" book discussion coming up in a month, but Tom Lake by Ann Patchett came available for me. One day I was #35 in the queue and the next day I received an email telling me it was ready to pick up! I'm about halfway through it and it is good. I would not call it great, but it's kind of a good summer read. Ann Patchett is an author whose writing I enjoy, but I would not say I am swooning over this - I am finding it very easy to put down and go do something else...or read something else.
Anyway, I need to step up my reading as when I looked at my requests, I'm in the 1st spot for several of them. Isn't that the way it always goes? All your holds come in at once! As I've said before, a wealth of books is not a bad thing to have.
Time to pour another cup of coffee and get moving. Be sure to head over to Kat's to see what everyone is up to this week. Have a wonderful Wednesday!