Unraveled Wednesday.

My day began with this…which, since you are reading a new post from me, went fine. I have now successfully updated all four of my Apple devices to the new OS without issue. whew! I chatted with my mom over lunch today about getting her phone and iPad updated and we’re in agreement we’re going to ask my sister to do it 🙂 My mom has an iPhone6 and a first (or second?) generation iPadAir. Do any of y’all have tales of caution from this latest update? please share – I love technology when it works smoothly, but when it doesn’t … well … I just want to be prepared!

Speaking of lunch, we tried a new restaurant today in downtown Alpharetta. It’s been open about six months but this was our first visit. For sure, it will not be our last. The decor is stunning, accommodations comfortable, service attentive, wine list varied and reasonable … and the food, well. like I said, we’ll be back!

pasta carbonara for me and pork tenderloin for my mom

In the interest of sharing some knitting content (because Wednesday), I present you pretty screenshots (btw – LOVE the upgrade there!) of my Ravelry project and queue pages.

The little boy socks are finished and I have three projects in the works (ahem, and a big handful of finished projects I’ve never even shared with y’all!).

Now that opera season has begun, I expect those Archangel Socks to get more attention. My goal is to have them finished by Thanksgiving (so I can knit mittens). I started the second sleeve on Blaer last night, so it’s close … as is Slanted Sleeven (which now does have a project on Ravelry 😉 ).

All those thoughts of finishing together with finally updating (y’all it’s been on my list to update since before I went to England) Ravelry inspired me to update my Queue.

I have high hopes to finish those first two sweaters before Christmas … I bought the yarn for Love Note in Bath and Felix fills a big gap in my (post going gray) closet. Arata and achikochi will take me to next spring to finish, but I have the yarn for both and anticipate a little more space for knitting after Christmas. I also have an ADVENTurer Wrap to finish. and plenty of single skeins to knit socks. Thinking about next spring, I have yarn to swatch for Sarah’s latest sweater – Public Works. My yarn is Berroco’s Remix Light, which is a great three season (S/S/F) yarn for Georgia. I would love to have it ready for the first warm-ish day in March … we’ll see!

So grateful to Kat for hosting our mid-week meet-up. I do look forward to seeing what y’all are unraveling!


  • April

    The amount of knitting you turn out each year simply amazes me! Do you have any issues with repetitive stress pain? I have tendinitis in both elbows. One much worse than the other that required surgery. I am learning other knitting styles (lever, continental and Portuguese) to distribute the stress. Any suggestions to help me increase my knitting with making both arms fall off?

  • Bonny

    I’m a bit overwhelmed with your planning of spring 2020 knitting! I’m working on a Rikke hat and thought I was finally planning ahead on some Christmas knitting. I’m just getting ready to make regular old spaghetti for dinner, but I wish I had the ingredients for pasta carbonara. That looks delicious!

  • Carole

    Your lunch looks fantastic! And good on your for updating your queue. I think I’m going to focus on small projects for a while, hats and mitts!

  • Honoré

    As always, I am in awe of your planning and knitting productivity… spring already! Look forward to seeing the finished

  • Lorraine

    I would advise holding off on the update to ios 13. I have been reading that there are problems they haven’t resolved yet. A friend updated and texts aren’t going through to her reliably. She has had to reboot the phone when this happens.

  • Sarah

    I wish I could plan out projects like you do! I’ve tried, but inevitably I get distracted by something new and shiny. That’s probably why I have several SQs of yarn that I bought for specific sweaters that have not yet been knit!

    I’m really looking forward to seeing your South-friendly Public Works. I’ve only ever done colorwork in wool, so I’m really interested to see if there’s any difference in appearance with a non-wool yarn.

  • Kym

    I’ve updated all my “iStuff” to the latest iOS with no problems at all. I’m not sure I like the way my photos are organized “for me” yet . . . but I think I just need to spend a little more time with it. I’m always amazed to see how faithful you are to your queue. That’s some thoughtful planning there! I tend to have an overall “plan” of things-I-want-to-make in my head, but I don’t use the Ravelry queue feature at all. You have some beautiful knits coming up!

  • Kat

    Yay for problem free updates! (as for your Mom’s phone (if she just has a 6 and not a 6s, it cannot be updated to iOS13. If she has a second gen iPadAir – she can update, but if it is only a first gen, she is out of luck – no updates supported any longer. I hope that helped, and I have updated my devices with absolutely zero issues.)

    Lunch does look delicious and very worthy of several dozen return trips! And, go you on your amazing knitting!!

  • eileen

    i’m impressed with your computer skills! Mine are far better than my husbands but on a scale of 1-10, I’m between a 1 and a 2. When I trouble shot something and actually fix, I have no idea why it worked and could never reproduce said outcome….haha.
    You have an ambitious knitting agenda, and all wonderful looking projects! May you have many happy, peaceful knitting times ahead of you,i.e.: no unraveling sessions.

  • karen

    I had trouble with catalina but it might have been user error….who knows! I bought a new ipad so that it would support the ios13 and my iphone is an 8. I’d like a new one but haven’t as yet shopped for one…I’m procrastinating on that.

  • Vicki

    Luckily (?), I acquired my first iPhone on Wednesday and the update was installed later that day with no issues and I have no idea what changed! Haha!