Hello friends! I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that you are all as excited for my Christmas in July plans as I am! I think it will be so much fun, and can't wait to get started.
Also, Nancy sent me an e-mail with instructions of a possible fix for having comments e-mailed to me. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, since our Internet was down at home yesterday, so I'll try it later today (right now I'm at work before it's time to start while writing this, and I don't want to tempt fate by doing anything much here with anything ...). Anyway, fingers crossed it works!
In any event, it's time to get to the subject of the post. I'm joining in today on Unraveled Wednesdays with Kat and friends, showing you my current knitting and reading.
First up: Strawberry Field Socks
You may or may not recall that I attempted these last summer, and was suddenly overcome with yarn barf in the ball that I could not untangle, so I gave up, and threw the yarn away. Well, because I interpreted that as a personal insult, I decided to try again. The first sock proceeded with no issues. Then I cast on the second, and about two rows in after the cuff - MORE YARN BARF!!! I decided to give it a maximum of two tries to see if I could get the yarn to untangle, because I didn't want history to repeat itself. Fortunately, with only a couple of glitches, this one untangled pretty easily. Thereby avoiding unraveling on both a personal and knitting level.
Next up: Edie
As you can see, I'm moving right along on this one. We are getting along quite well, and I actually have about 4-5 more inches knit on this since I took the photo. The tricky thing about this was preparing the yarn. I'm using linen yarn (a first for me), and I learned right away that linen yarn does not like to work with a swift and ball winder. Once that lesson was learned, we are getting along just fine. I am hoping to have this finished by the end of July, so I can wear it at least a little bit this year.
On the reading front, I just started this book, and oh how I do enjoy Barbara Pym's books! The characters are always so well-written, and even though the stories are of regular people leading their lives, she makes it so much fun to read. I highly recommend her books if you have not tried them yet.
And that, as they say, is that. I hope your knitting and reading are going well these days. Happy Wednesday!