Unraveled Wednesday: January 31
Joining Kat & friends again this week...
Free time has been limited this week, and I've been prioritizing #dailysewing -- trying to make it a habit. My most minimal sewing goal at this point is to use up one needle's worth of thread/floss each day, which I've met or exceeded every day since I began. There are three sewable "lengths" every time I cut floss, and I've sewn them all a couple of times. On the weekend when I'm home in the daylight, I'll take a photo... there is LOONNNNNG way to go but I'm beginning to see progress and it's making me happy!
That's not to say there hasn't been knitting! My PS (Parallelogram Scarf) is growing:
Some more dramatic color changing ought to be happening soon!
I expect to get a fair bit done at Knit Night tomorrow.
Continuing to read & enjoy Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (pages). I also picked up Michael Perry's Montaigne in Barn Boots when we were at the performance of Population 485 on Friday, and have cracked it open. I don't usually read more than one book at a time...
I've shelved (returned) the audio/CD version of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian because the format is just not working for me... I hope it'll be available again someday on Audible or something. I really want to listen to it.
Instead, I've downloaded Mustard Seed by Laila Ibrahim, which more or less picks up where Yellow Crocus left off. I enjoyed that story quite a lot, and Bahni Turpin is one of my favorite narrators.
What are you making and reading??
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A quick shout-out to my mom, who would have celebrated her 80th birthday today!
"Celebrated" isn't quite the word she'd be using here... HORRIFIED is more like it!! Haha. I love you Mom. I miss you every single day.
Is that the Mason Dixon scarf? Love the colors you're using!
Posted by: Jeannie Gray | 31 January 2018 at 11:08 AM
What a fun picture!! Look at your Dad's eyes - lol. Your scarf is looking fabulous and I cannot wait to see evidence of your daily sewing!
Posted by: Vera | 31 January 2018 at 11:15 AM
Happy Birthday to your mom! And, sending hugs to you! XO
Posted by: AsKatKnits | 31 January 2018 at 01:01 PM
You've made a lot of progress on your Parallelogram! And I love that picture of your mom!
Posted by: Carole | 31 January 2018 at 03:07 PM
I really love the colors of your scarf and can't wait to see the next change unfold. :-) I am inspired by your daily stitching, and am planning to jump on the bandwagon. Today . . . I got my kit out and spread it out on the table! It's a start. . .
Posted by: Kym | 31 January 2018 at 03:51 PM
I've been daily stitching, too but not chronicling it well and I, too, look forward to seeing how your scarf grows and changes! Wish I could check out ATDoaPTI for you! Wonder why it's not on audible?
Posted by: margene | 31 January 2018 at 05:49 PM
I love that photo of your mom - how fun! ... and the colors in your PS. Bahni Turpin is a favorite narrator of mine, too - just checked out her audible credits and it's an impressive list! I don't usually choose audiobooks based on the narrator, but maybe I should!
Posted by: Mary | 01 February 2018 at 06:15 AM