Hello and Happy November and All Saints Day!
We had some trick-or-treaters last night, which made me happy, but still not enough for my taste. However, being that we had none last year, I was happy that was not repeated.
So Halloween 2017 is in the books, and here we are in November. Today, as mentioned previously is my oldest sister Nancy's birthday - but not just *any* birthday, her 70th birthday! A part of me feels bad, because I did nothing special to mark it. I wanted to knit something for her, but a) she is a designer label fanatic, b) she lives in Southern California, and nothing immediately came to mind as appropriate for that, and c) she is not a sock-, fingerless mitts- or shawl-wearer. Anyway, I know she is having a fun week celebrating with her friends and family, so I'm sure she is enjoying it all. :-)
This is also the first day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for 2017. I've participated the past couple of years, and though it can be a challenge to post every single day, I've enjoyed it, so I'm giving it another shot. I have a few specific things planned out, but otherwise it will be a
crap shoot surprise to all of us.
Today, I thought I'd join Kat in Unraveled Wednesdays, so yay for an automatic topic! Let us continue.
Below you see sock #1 of my project for the I ♥ Fall KAL. I am using the Little Pumpkins pattern, but I have re-christened this project Annoying Pumpkins. If you are thinking of knitting these socks, my advice would be to Just Say No.
I didn't, and though you really can't see the stitch pattern in this photo, the first sock is finito.
I've already started the second sock, because I knew if I didn't get going on it right away, it wouldn't be happening. This pattern is just way too fiddly for me, and though I love the result, I am not enjoying making these socks. I love the yarn, and the color is perfect, but ... ugh. Now it's personal though, so I WILL finish these socks, goddammit!
As for reading, I just started this book yesterday:
I'm only about 75 pages in, but so far it's interesting. I also got a notice in my e-mail this a.m. that one of the books I requested from the library is ready for pick up, so hopefully that will be a good one too!
So that's the latest from me. I hope your month is starting off well, and if all goes as planned, I'll see you here again tomorrow. :-)