Wednesday, April 2, 2014

not so much knitting


Over the past month I have definitely had a lot of time to knit, but I haven't been doing it.  March was such a depressing month this year, too much snow and cold, no warm days to break it up.  I have all of these plans for my knitting this year, but I definitely haven't gotten as far as I would like!  In fact, I haven't knit a stitch since I finished my cowl (which I decided to keep for myself).  I'm ok with that for now!

I think that over the next week or so I am going to have to make a trip to my local yarn shop so that I can get some new inspiration.  I found a great pattern for a sweater for Jack, but I don't have any yarn for it, so that is always exciting, a reason to buy more yarn!

One thing that I have done over the past month is to read a lot.  Reading is typically my go to activity if I have down time.  I love to get lost in a story or to learn something new.  This past week I read the Hunger Games Trilogy again.  I read it a couple years ago, but honestly could not remember what had happened in the third book.  I remembered the ending, but none of the details.

Also, when I read the Hunger Games the first time around, I did not like the ending.  I didn't understand where the author was going, and I had hopes for Katniss and her family that just didn't materialize in the way I wanted.  However, after watching Catching Fire, I was able to go into reading the books with a new perspective, and I enjoyed the series so much more.  Now I am at a loss again as to what to read, so suggestions are welcome!

What are you working on this week?

5 comments:

  1. Sometimes you just need a break after a project, I've been there! Reading is a great alternative and I also liked those books better the second (and third...) time through. I caught on to more of the details

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  2. I love these books too. You can't finish reading before the end. It's sooo exciting and a brilliant story.

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  3. At least you are getting some reading done. I haven't been doing much of either. I think it's the change of seasons or something.

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  4. Ditto to Donna... I feel like I'm just starting back into knitting after a slow month of not much knitting and not much reading, and I do think it's the change of seasons. It throws me into some weird limbo or something, especially as we go into spring and as we go into fall every year! I can recommend Andrew Peterson's "The Dark Sea of Darkness" series as a good read that I was thinking of going back to soon! I read the first one and haven't started the second one yet because I kind of want to savor it or something! I have read reviews that say they are really good, especially as the series develops!

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  5. Maybe you should read the Divergent trilogy next. I enjoyed them almost as much as the Hunger Games.

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