…yikes, it’s after 9:30 already. which doesn’t bode well for being a playful and wide-awake Marmie at 7:30 tomorrow morning, but oh well. I’ve been away from this space for a few days and wanted to do a quick catch-up.
Here’s my latest (knitting) obsession – the Kantha Cowl.
This is the cowl that was featured on the latest Raverly “tips” page. I first saw it on Friday, and then all the other times I clicked over to Raverly, there it was. Yesterday I finally took a few minutes (really it was more like seconds) to do the advanced search – cowls, 2 colors – and there it was. I bought it. And then tonight my class gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up and there were only three balls left of that natural Cocoon. I knew I had a ball of variegated fingering in my stash and … it was meant to be. (except that the finished piece is less than 13″ around so I think I’m going to have to 1) work magic loop; and 2) buy a new needle!)
I’m feeling uncharacterically “free” about my knitting because I actually – finally! – finished Katie’s sweater today. I spent Friday and Sunday afternoon seaming and wove in (all!!!!) the ends in this morning. I started it two months ago…since then I’ve finished a handful of small pieces, but this one has been with me the whole time. I hope to have modeled photos to share soon.
We had an April-like day yesterday. Marc golfed in shorts and I had my sunroof open. I’m starting to wonder if we’re going to get by without any winter-ish precipitation this year. At least here…the forecast for Madison this upcoming weekend (my sister and I are flying up Thursday and back on Monday) is more than making up for it!
and two more things:
2. Woo Hoo!! about the new Harper Lee book. I didn’t realize it was out on Goodreads until this morning when I read my “friends” update email from this past week. Pretty cool – I think most of y’all are planning to read it. And are you planning to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, too? I’ve tossed that idea out to my church bookclub (the serious one 😉 and hope it gets some traction. I last re-read the book in the early 2000’s (for another bookclub) and I have to say – it was one of the very few of my high school/college reads that stood up to its 5-star rating. And I haven’t yet seen the movie! (Gregory Peck?! I’m not sure how I missed it!)