Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yarn Along2015.25: Look What I Did!!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I cannot believe it has been an entire week all ready.  So much has gone on, all of it keeping me from the computer, and all good.

Today the sky wants to be blue, but there are clouds sneaking their way in.  Rain is forecasted for mid-afternoon; of course.  Can't get two whole days without rain so far this month.  I have given up my rule of no walking in the garden when it's waterlogged and am hand pulling the weeds while ankle deep in mud in an attempt to not let my veggie seedlings get smothered in weeds.  The veggies that haven't drowned yet, that is.  Some of them are starting to turn yellow with too much water and not enough oxygen to the roots.

Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn Along today between work away from home (also known as my job) and work at home (aka laundry and more weeding).

Look what I did!  I finished sock #1 of my Moose Drool (Zigzagular) socks!!  Woo Hoo!  I feel so accomplished now.  :0)

Aaaaannnnddd, . . .

I cast on sock number two right away once I finished grafting the toes on sock one.  Then I proceeded to knit all the way to the gusset decreases!  YAY!  From cast-on to gusset in only four days. Days!  Not weeks!

Full disclosure:  DH and I took a massive road trip to Clemson, South Carolina and back since Friday afternoon.  We went to watch DS2 and his team compete in the ASCE Concrete Canoe Nationals.  Which meant not only a whole lot of hours spent knitting on the drive down & back, it also meant a whole lot of time spent knitting during the presentations and between races.

I also did a little reading too, something that's been more non-existant than my knitting this month.  Back on Memorial Day I picked up this copy of Hard Ground by Joseph Heywood at the annual library book sale in the village.  It is full of short stories about being a Conservation Officer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Definitely manly writing, outdoorsy, gritty, to the point, with no romance or rambling paragraphs.  I'm loving it!  It is perfect reading for when I need something I can pick up and put down without forgetting the storyline; each short story seems to be less than a dozen pages.  Despite their brevity, they are all gripping.

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