Books,  Knitting

Unraveled Wednesday.

For the first time since our snow weekend back in early December, I spent today at home … knitting and reading. It was, quite simply, wonderful. especially accompanied by Alexa playing the Christmas Choirs playlist when I needed to concentrate or Edoardo Ballerini reading The House at the Edge of Night when I didn’t.

First thing this morning, I finished the upper back of All the Love and gave it a soak.  This sweater is supposed to have 20″ of positive ease (which is unusually big for me); I’ve been regretting that drive-by swatch from Saturday since I’d gone up a needle size … thankfully, it looks like it’s going to be fine!

and then, since I still had coffee to drink, I tackled the sleeve on Bodie. Elizabeth’s directions are spot-on and it wasn’t hard to pickup the stitches and work the short rows. I do have another sleeve, a big brioche collar and pockets to knit, but it feels like I’m on the downhill phase.

With one sweater drying and the other posing for a pretty photo, I took a long break mid-day and read a book. well, half of it anyway. It’s a sweet story (actually several sweet stories) and I’m not sure how it’s all going to tie together, but it’s lovely for right now.

I’m also making slow progress on the Ribbed Lace Scarf. It goes great with games and TV; we finally started Season 2 of The Crown last night! I’m enjoying both immensely. I still have five balls to go; it just might last for the entire season (or at least a few more football games).

It’s been a while since I’ve had this many WIPs – two sweaters, a scarf and two books … and I’m wondering if it might be completely unrealistic to think I might have all of them finished by year-end. or at least by next Wednesday?!

Joining in with Kat and friends today – and hoping it’s not just me who has crazy finishing ideas for 2017!

7 Comments

  • Honoré

    Glad you are enjoying a day AT home! They are simply the best! I have so many WiPS – or not – that I've no intention to finish any by end of 2017. If I did, I might not have anything to do come 1 Jan 2018! HA!
    Knit and Read on! So, Alexa reads books to you, too? Cool!
    Cheers~

  • margene

    Hopefully my tomorrow will be more like your today. You've got a lot going on, despite a quiet day at home. 🙂 If anyone can have it all done by Wednesday (or years end) it would be you!

  • Lydia

    I am fairly confident that you will be able to finish these by next Wednesday-there is ALOT more football to be played! Can't wait to see the FOs. Happy Thursday.

  • AsKatKnits

    What a perfect day! (Outside of Alexa, she and I have a love hate relationship…and sonos for music is just so much better!)

    I love both sweaters! And with the speed with which you knit I have great confidence that you will get something done soon!

  • karen

    so happy you got your R and R at home. I know you love to see your family though. I had a few hours of nothing yesterday and it was wonderful!!