Ooops, a day late with the Unraveling! Things got away from me yesterday. We're all a bit frazzled 'round here for some reason… all that heavy equipment outside, shutting off water, temporarily hooking up water, new refrigerator delivery delayed… everyone's been so nice, but… frazzled!
THREE THINGS THURSDAY
One — A Finished Object! I knit a hat for Gin/Jün while we were in the U.P. I cast on Saturday morning in our cottage as we drank coffee. I continued while Rusty walked the blustery beach at Whitefish Point, and as we made our way from here to there and everywhere. I finished on Sunday as we watched the Packer game on TV. This photo is after the 3-needle bind-off but before sewing the side seam — I had to take my opportunity to dash outside while there was still a bit of natural light!
- Ravelry Project Page: Another Striped Hat for Gin
- Pattern: This is what I did (an unvented pattern as follows)
- CO 98 sts (includes 1 selvage st at each side)
- Work 2×2 rib for 2” (begin each row with slip and k1 or p1)
- Work in stockinette stitch, with or without stripes, for approx. 6.75" (including ribbing)
- Knit half-way across, then fold & manipulate needles as needed in order to work 3-needle bind-off
- Sew up side seam
- Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids (Pinks #48 & 21)
- Malabrigo Yarn Rios (#57 English Rose)
- Needles: US 6
- Start to Finish: October 7-8, 2017
Two — Reading. Ali was working on Tuesday morning when I stopped at the coffee shop on the way to work. She said with a wink that Jün was planning to sleep over again! That was fine by me! He was excited to find the books we'd read the week before still upstairs:
The Little House has been a favorite since I was a child, and I'm so happy to read it again. Bushbaby was a favorite of Maddy's — likely purchased at a book fair!
There was an old Living magazine up there, which we paged through… those cookies on the cover were quite interesting! And he pointed to Julia Roberts in an ad and said, "That's Maddy"!
Then Harry hit the scene!
He found all of Maddy's well-read Harry Potter paperbacks on the bookshelf and was apparently quite intrigued! He pulled them out — plus a couple of others — and added them to the reading pile!
He seemed happy enough with my reading of one random page from each book in the stack!
In terms of my own, I am still reading Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen (pages) and listening to Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am enjoying both quite a bit, even though it's been slow going. "Big Magic" came out of nowhere… I'm not usually into self-help-ish books very much, but her TED Talk, Your Elusive Creative Genius, is still one of my favorites — and I fell in love with her voice.
Three — Knitting. Yeah. Woman [continues to] Make Her Own Arrows.
I'm on the final section, which I'm knitting as a color "shift," these are the colors I've chosen — now I just have to get going! (once I'm less frazzled)