Today is Yarn Along, and the light has finally appeared at the end of the reading tunnel! I finished Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo and I liked it a bit more than I did his first Harry Hole novel. Harry was not drowning in the bottom of a whiskey bottle this time, and again, I did not see the ending coming at all!
I should have Mink River done today!
I know, there may even be a bit of a dance of joy with its completion!
On the knitting front, Ann and Kay are having a little mini KAL through the end of the month – the goal to finish that “second sock” which is perfect, because I had finished the first Morwenstowe sock and had started the second one. Since the kickoff on Monday I have been knitting a bit each day and am on the heel flap! The heel should be turned today and then just cruising down the foot in the race to the toe! Perhaps, I can even get this dreaded pair of socks finished before month end.
Why dreaded you ask? Well, dark yarn on size zero needles makes for very difficult knitting. As in, I can only see clearly in bright sunlight to knit the damned things! No rainy day knitting or watching TV knitting with these socks!
Please note, that will only work if the Monsoon Season that has arrived (apparently to stay) in Western PA is replaced with some bright and sunny days.
I am not holding out much hope.
However, tomorrow I have some really fun and exciting news to share with you! I hinted at it last week, and tomorrow all shall be revealed!
Until then, Gentle Reader, what exciting things are you knitting or reading today?
Oh … what are we knitting along for summer?!!!
Just dipping into a few books, here and there…mostly in the happiness/productivity genres – I read these like most people read mystery, romance, etc. As for knitting, my idea is to resume a poncho I began two Mays ago…it’s StSt and doesn’t require much thinking – just doing.
Congrats on your progress and persistence…here’s hoping a bit of sunshine shows up in both our hometowns… I’m eager for tomorrow’s big reveal!
beautiful knitting as always and I am with you on seeing those teeny tiny stitches! Getting to be a challenge 🙂
We have a few very tiny bits of blue amongst the grey skies here so I’m sending some your way. Why, why, why is it so hard to finish that second sock? I’ve got such a ufo that I’m going to go unearth as soon as I finish typing here. Maybe (no promises!) I’ll even complete the pair. Looking forward to tomorrow’s news!
I am knitting plains socks because they make for good conference knitting. And I’m reading Nobody’s Fool and it’s fantastic.
I hope that dance for joy on finishing Mink River was because you liked it! (I really liked that one!) W. Pennsylvania??!? I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh…still some family there!!!
Really love those socks. Nice to have some finishing incentive!
Beautiful socks! The yarn is elegant and looks great on size 0!
What gorgeous socks! I suffer from single sock syndrome, too, and just can’t get over it.
I need some new socks. My collection is beginning to wear out. Must get a move on (as my Mom used to tell me when I was a kid)! (I can’t wait to hear your big news/big plans.)