I finally have my act together enough to join Kat and some others for Unraveled Wednesdays. I would keep meaning to join in, but would either forget or not have any pictures handy to share.
Today is indeed unraveling for me, in the emotional sense. The past week or so has been really difficult health-wise, for myself and some other family members as well. Nothing like having it all piled on at once. Because we cannot just stop and go back to bed and shut out the world though, there's no choice but to manage as well as you can at any given moment, and we're trying. Sorry to be vague, but it's not anything I can bear to go into right now. I'm sure that soon you'll hear all about it whether or not you want to!
So, as I often say, Onward.
I have two finished socks to show you today - but they are not a pair. (Kinda like the joke of when is a door not a door?)
The sock on the left is the first Mojito sock, finished on Monday evening. I love the colors, and can't wait to cast on for sock #2. But before I do, I wanted to at least put the Afterthought Heel in one of the socks I finished before we went on our trip. So I did that yesterday afternoon, after getting home from a dr appt. And I *will* do the other sock as well, but not right away, since the first one was not pleasant. I am however, determined to finish the socks, so it will happen at some point. (Warning: in some post in the near future, you will have to hear my ranting about the Afterthought Heel. In a nutshell; Not a fan.)
When Knitting Annoys - film at 11!
The book is one I started this past weekend. I'm not very far into it yet, but I'm finding it very interesting. I heard about it on the Treehouse Knits podcast, where she mentioned that she and another podcaster have a reading group (and of course I am too lazy to locate the links that would actually help you find it. Sorry about that). I borrowed it from the library, to see what I think. It's one of those books that if I had to read it for a class, or for formal discussion, I'd be worried because there's a lot of information and dates from B.C.; but since I'm reading it for my own purposes, I'm doing OK because I feel no pressure to remember every single specific fact.
I'm also listening to the audio book Messenger of Truth, by Jacqueline Winspear. Needless to say, it's much lighter and easier to manage, story wise. It's funny because this is the fourth in the Maisie Dobbs series, and I realized that they have all been audio books so far - I haven't actually "read" any of them! But I do enjoy them, and the narrator's voice seems appropriate for the time period when they take place.
So that's it for today from me. What about you? What are you up to with your reading, knitting, and listening?
P.S. I hope none of you are unraveling, in any sense of the word! :-)