Wednesday, April 13, 2016

knitting and reading

First, I have to say thank you to all the encouraging comments last week!  It was nice to know that I am not the only one that has trouble completing projects, and that I am in great company as far as non-monogamous knitting goes.

With all of that encouragement, I started to make a bit of progress on the two projects I shared last week.  


First up, the sock.  I am ready to start the toe portion of the sock, which is great, except when I looked at the instructions (which I haven't looked at in a very long while) I realized that I had my stitches on three needles instead of the four that the pattern is talking about...so I need to go back through the pattern and figure out how many stitches should be on each needle so that I can finish the toe.  If I can't figure it out, then I will probably wing it and hope for the best...that seems to be pretty much par for the course with me and knitting patterns!

For the wristlet, I did finish the one, but have not cast on the second yet.  I think I will do that today though, because I don't have it in me to figure out the sock pattern yet.

Books have been pretty good this past week.  I read the book CyberStorm which is free on kindle unlimited right now.  It is about a computer virus that takes down most of the infrastructure in the country.  Most of the country is returned to power pretty quickly, but Manhattan was cut off completely and had no idea what was going on outside of the city.  It was really interesting!  Scared the crap out of me, but that seems to be normal with these types of books - yet I keep coming back to the genre...

The book that I have to start today is Faith Unravelled by Rachel Held Evans.  I have heard good things about the book.  She definitely holds some different beliefs than me, but it is always interesting to find out others' perspectives on faith in my opinion.  It is on sale for kindle right now for $2.99, so I figured I would get it.

What projects are you working on this week?  What is your favorite book genre?

26 comments:

  1. Making progress is better than none! Looks like you're getting there, love that color!

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  2. A little progress is better than not making progress at all. And you are definitely not alone in that.

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  3. I have always wanted to learn to knit but I don't think I have the patience! Looks like you know what you are doing though!

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  4. Keep on motivate yourself and always make a day on progressive at least little by little it's better than nothing. Btw, Keep up the good work.

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  5. Nice work doing your knitting - keep that going! I have a few unfinished knitting things lying around. oops.
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  6. I love reading about other people's faith. I'll have to check that book out. The colors of your projects are lovely.

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  7. Sometimes you just finish things bit by bit. It works in the long run.

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  8. I have a couple of books I really need to finish! I'm going to try to finish one by the end of the week. I also want to finish making the Spring wreath for the front door!

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  9. Right now I am between genres. But, last summer I was on a big mystery kick and picked up a whole box load of James Patterson books from a friend. Still have yet to finish reading any of them. ;)

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  10. Right now I am trying to figure out what I want to get my hands on to read. I have a couple of ideas but finding the time to get lost in a book is impossible right about now.... **sigh** I would love to learn how to knit a sock. Maybe one day!

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  11. Is Cyberstorm a Utopian novel? Sounds pretty good and the sock is coming along nicely!

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  12. I just finished Everything I Never Told You and I loved it. Now, I'm on the hunt for a new book for my upcoming trip to Mexico.

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  13. Cyberstorm sounds really good. I am going to have to check it out. I love your suggestions.

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  14. I'm currently working with a family friend to get her stable. She had a bad accident and acquired head injuries. It's been a long process, but knowing she's responsive helps through it all.

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  15. I wish I knew how to knit. Sounds therapeutic. :) I just won a Kindle at a conference last week and can't wait to start reading some new eBooks. I'll have to check out CyberStorm. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. love the sock but more importantly the foot that is modeling the sock :) nearly finished!! Such a lovely color.

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  17. Very COOL! so exciting you're almost done. When we looked at the photo at first, it looked like there was a needle through her foot lol.

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  18. Interesting way to get over the second glove reluctance!

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  19. I love your projects! I do not knit but I find any creative outlet to be so relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Does that make sense :)

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  20. I love how bright your photo is with your new sock! I find knitting to be very interesting. I don't know how to do it, but I love watching people do it.

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  21. Oh you are most certainly not the only one who fall behind on projects. This weekend I plan on doing some craft with my little one. BTW I will have to check out those books you shared.

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  22. The one and only project I have time to work on right now is completing yoga teacher training. After that I have a lot of books to read.

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  23. Love love love those socks!! Beautiful and it is so lovely to get a project started again and then near completion. I love to begin knits... Finishing them is a lovely sense of accomplishment but I start them much more often than I finish. Ah well. Life's short. :)

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  24. Lovely socks! Such a great color!

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  25. I need to learn how to knit. That looks like so much fun and a great result!

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  26. I'm working on some cleaning and organizing around the house. My favorite book genre would probably be young adult/

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