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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Hello knitters.

Wow, we are back in full swing with a new semester. I teach at The University of Wisconsin-Madison in the spring semester on top of my normal job. I always forget how busy the spring semester becomes no matter how much I try to prepare. To be completely honest, the stress of this semester and the overwhelming schedule is going to be a true test of my abilities.

Knitting, reading and just being are the best outlets for this semester. I am doing well with staying on task and finishing my WIPS. My son was sick on Friday and came home  to snuggle. I had a pair of socks for him on needles that were almost done. I finished them up and he was able to rest with a nice warm pair of hand knit socks. 

 The pattern is Helix however, I modified it for a children's size. I cast on 48 stitches using size 2 needles. 

We have started a new tradition in our family. Every night my son gets to bed 30 minutes earlier and we read a chapter or two from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I love this time with my family. We are almost done with the book and decided to move on to the Chronicles of Narnia. As for my own reading, I just finished the first novel in the Shadow Hunter Series, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It was a quick and enjoyable read. I will check out the second novel. Not sure if I will finish the series, may become too predictable and silly. We will see. Happy Wednesday Knitters.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Getting organized with my WIPS

Hello knitters.

Happy Wednesday! I am trying to be a good girl and stay on task! I want to finish so many WIPS before I cast anything on. Oh its hard! All I want to do is start a new project. Gah! Currently, I am working on finishing my quick sliver project. I love the yarn and the colors. I cannot wait to wear it this winter. Only 3 sections left! 
 Currently I am reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It is a good book for a quick read. I think I will try to read the whole series, The Mortal Instruments. Overall, it is an easy read which is perfect right now. After the move and all the changes in life, I am try to get back into my old habits. It is hard to restart a new routine in a new location and it is taking time. I spent this past week running different routes to get back into the groove of exercising. This winter break I also took time to start reading again and I found a comfy spot in the house that works perfect. Now, I just need to fit in some knitting time.