It's been too long since I joined in on Unraveled Wednesday, hosted by Kat! I always enjoy hers and others' posts, talking about what they are reading and making. So I am making sure that this week I can be part of the fun.
I'm feeling quite proud of myself, because this past Sunday, I finished the second slipper sock of the pair I was making for The Tim as a Valentine's Day gift. Here they are, ready well in time for the day, and it's a bonus that they are made with yarn from my stash. YAY!
Now, granted these are worsted weight, but I am still surprised at how quickly I got them finished. It was a good way to start the year, and my 2020 Box of Socks.
Reading-wise, I'm currently about halfway through this book.
The Tim gave me this book for Christmas, and it has been my lunch hour reading so far this week. Elaine Stritch was quite the character, and learning the details of her life is really interesting, and often funny. For instance, I found it amusing that the playwright Noel Coward said that the best martinis were made of gin, "and then you held the glass in the general direction of Italy before taking the first sip." Stritch's career was mainly on the Broadway stage, but if you watched the TV show "30 Rock," you would have seen her playing the role of Jack Donaghy's mother (his character played by Alec Baldwin), and she was perfect for that. I'll probably finish this over the weekend at the latest, and part of the reason this is currently my only book is because I'm in one of those I-want-to-read-everything-but-also-not-anything moods. So hopefully this will be my palate cleanser, and I'll be ready for something else.
And that's it for today. Hop on over to Kat's blog (link above) and see what she and others have to say!