Hello there! I'm writing from Philadelphia, where this morning it is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with a lovely breeze! Talk about a nice morning - I'm trying to store it up. I know you can't really do that, but I like to think you can, so that when on Friday, it's a bazillion degrees and equally humid, I can think of this temperature. (Spoiler alert: Doesn't really work, but hope springs eternal.)
In any event, today I am joining with Kat and the others for Unraveled Wednesday. Because I am SoClose, as you can see in the photo below. SoClose!
This is the second of my Orange Tabby Socks, needing only the toe, which will be completed this evening. It feels like this pair took so long, but I realized that was not their fault, so to speak. If you recall, I had started a pair with a different pattern and different yarn at the end of May, and was going along when BAM! the yarn exploded and I tried in vain to untangle it to continue. When my attempts failed, then I pulled this yarn out of my stash and started this pair of socks. So they really haven't taken that long, from start to finish, it just seemed like it before I gave it any thought.
Moving right along, the book is the next one I'll be reading, probably starting in the next day or so, once I finish Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, which I am finding really enjoyable. But the book above was [finally] available for me and on hold at the library, so I picked it up before I forgot and it was moved along to the next person in the queue.
Also pictured is my patriotic $3.00 Target "cosmetic" bag, which is as I suspected, perfect as a sock project bag. It was right on point when I started the previous pair around Memorial Day, and now it's also right in style as I'm finishing these socks right before the Fourth of July. I think I will continue to use this bag for any sock projects through Labor Day. Because I am nothing if not a good American ... ;-)
Finally, I leave you with two jokes that amused me. They are lame, but they may at least make you smile. There is a bar I walk past every day on my way to and from work (yes, I DO walk past - in the a.m., they are not open, and in the p.m., I'm just anxious to get home!), and it has a blackboard in the window with a joke or saying every day. Here are my two faves from recently:
Q: Why do girls travel in odd-numbered groups?
A: Because they can't even.
A man visited the doctor, telling him that he broke his arm in two places. The doctor told him to stop going to those two places.
Tell your friends - I'm here all week, folks!