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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Unraveled Wednesday.

In stark contrast with yesterday's most wordy post, today's is heavy on the photos. Knock on wood, but this past week was all about forward progress. I finished a few things (two books and two knitting projects - more on those later) and started a few more. First up, the books - I'm honing in on my first bingo with that fourth row.
I'm listening to (and reading) A Full Life. Carter narrates the audio and I highly recommend it (especially if you have that Audiobook narrated by the author square). The "audio" is actually eight CDs borrowed from the library and the only CD player I have is in my car, so (thankfully!) it's taking a little while to listen. I'm filling in with the book (also borrowed from the library) and so glad I have both. The book contains illustrations of Carter's paintings and photographs that really enhance the material.

I'm also listening to The Cold Dish.  This is the first book in the Longmire series (now on TV) and my dad loved it. I'm happy to finally be discovering it for myself.

On the knitting front, I cast on the Quintissential Cardigan on Sunday. It's knit in pieces so I started with a sleeve (you know, a really BIG swatch). Happy to report it blocked out to gauge and I started the second sleeve today (seen in progress above).

I also swatched for Tide Chart and hope to get that started for real tomorrow.

I did make a little progress with the CDs and that second sleeve today ... because I visited Katie and Sam! This is the first time I've seen him in person since our lake trip. He's scooting around like crazy. and still just as happy and willing to ham it up for the camera.

...and now I have a new lock screen photo.

Joining in today with Kat and crew. Look forward to seeing what y'all are reading and knitting!

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9 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

You really are moving along on BB and knitting! I spy The Snow Child on your card and hope you enjoy that one as much as I did. I thought it was really stellar. And I'm glad to see Sam! I'm happy you got to visit and show us that he's getting even more adorable!

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

Love that baby face! I was thinking about reading Carter's book this summer too.

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

Smiles, smiles, smiles. Sam is just so cute. You're going to have a coverall before the summers over!!

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

Excellent progress this week on knitting and reading! Go, Mary, go!

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

You are really killing it on the book bingo front! AND the knitting front! I love your really big swatch! And, Sam... oh my, Sam! Those smiles are just the best!

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  
Blogger Kym said...

You are making great progress on all fronts! (Or . . . should I say sleeves????) That little Sam-boy is just the sweetest! Such a smiling, happy little guy. XOXO

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  
Blogger Penny said...

Yay for forward progress! Great job! And I just love the expressions in that first line of photos. : ) Such a sweet little guy!

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

I feel like I'm making good progress on BB, but there will definitely be books by the same author as I'm trying to get caught upon the Scotland St and Sunday Philosophy Club books. Sam is such a mini-Katie, it just kills me! Am making steady progress on the knitting front, but need to give serious thought on what to take to Alaska- interesting enough, but not anything that keeps me from engaging and enjoying the journey.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  
Anonymous Patty said...

Mary you are a machine! ;-) those pictures are fabulous! And Doug and I just noticed Longmire in our Netflix watch list...someone in NC must be watching!

Thursday, 15 June, 2017  

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