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.