It’s Wednesday and that means I have an update on the making and the reading, and much gratitude to Kat for hosting this meet-up.
On the making front, I have been doing all the things (well, all the things that I know how to do).
First, knitting (by far my favorite and for sure my comfort zone).
I finished my first Notice (this is a snagged shot from a video Marc took for a church thing) – I am delighted with the fit.
which is good because I cast on for another one … this time in pink.
(I also have plans for a third, in a bright blue … part of my re-working wardrobe plans for the warmer months.)
Second, sewing (definitely not my comfort zone). These are the only masks I’ve finished so far … with about two days of work.
These are for me (I had pantry deliveries today), my mom and my sister. Next up is Katie’s family and Marc. …and then I might be waiting for the elastic to arrive. The ties are hard to cut, press and sew … and my shoulders and neck still feel the tension even after a full day of rest. I am beyond grateful – and impressed – with everyone who is knocking these out by the dozen (or hundred). (also, I used the NYT pattern, except I made the ties a full inch wide and double-folded like bias tape so they’re 1/4″ finished.)
Present me is very grateful for five years ago me who left good notes when she hibernated the project. (present me also wishes she weren’t three weeks overdue for a pedicure.) Part of the project is to share daily photos on Instagram and I’ll see how that goes. At the very least, I plan weekly shares here on Wednesdays.
So that’s the making. On the reading front, I have two squares on my SAH Book Bingo Card!
As I mentioned last week, my sister and I are merrily making our way through Deanna Raybourn’s Veronica Speedwell series. I finished the second on Saturday and the third this morning. I started the fourth after lunch and look forward to number five. TBD where I put those two, but I know I’ll find a place! I think I might be able to knock out many of these squares with just books for my various bookclubs. …with a few just for fun titles thrown in.
I’ve been delighted with the enthusiasm around this topsy turvy bingo … and can’t wait to see what y’all share!
And speaking of sharing, I am definitely planning to continue our Sunday meet-ups on Zoom (2-3:30pm ET). If you’ve already participated in one, I will email you the meeting details tomorrow. If you haven’t but would like to, please let me know and I’ll add you to the invitee list. I hate that we have to add in the extra steps, but with all that’s going on right now, it seems prudent. (gah! I can’t believe I just used prudent in a blog post)
…and on that topsy turvy note, thank you for reading – and be sure to check out Kat’s link-up to see what everyone else is up to!