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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.


  1. How great that you and your son are reading together at bed time. When my kids were little, we'd read a chapter or two (depending on length) of a book, followed by about 15 minutes of singing time. They're all adults now, and from time to time will comment to me on how surprised they were to find out not everybody reads and sings with their kids at bedtime. Great memories.

  2. Oh wow! I loved The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when I was a child. I hope he'll enjoy it just as much!

    Those socks are great - I've been meaning to try the Helix pattern for a while :)

  3. Great socks, love that fabulous pooling too. There's something very special about being able to read longer books to children, enjoy your Narnia books :)

  4. Your son is so darling!
    I miss reading with my children. Sadly, mine came to a point where they wanted to read on their own.

  5. I still have yet to knit a pair of socks, but nothing sounds cozier than some hand-knit socks, a Narnia book, and snuggles! Don't you love those sweet moments? :)