Joining Ginny at the Small Things.
First Things First. I just learned that my aunt has pretty advanced cancer. Please send some prayers her way. She is a wonderful, lovely person and has an awesome family. She will be starting chemo soon. Thank you.
So What have I been knitting and reading lately?
Last week, I started a KAL with the knitting group I just joined. Four of us are knitting the Woodland Hoodlet. After their encouragement, I joined and bought the yarn and needles and started. Holy cow. This one of the most complex things I have made, but I am having fun learning new techniques and getting really good at cables. 🙂 I am calling it my Little Pink Riding Hoodlet. 😉 The front is almost finished after a couple of re-dos, and the back is mostly stockinette. However, I need to wind the other four hanks of yarn.
I also finished the hubby’s hat. 🙂 He loves it and says his co-workers are jealous. 🙂
Books: I finished Sisterchicks Do the Hula, which was good. I adore the author and have been encouraged by her books often. The reading is light and fluffy, but there are some profound statements in all of her books. Plus, I am really wanting to go to Hawaii this year, and this provided me with lots of hula dreams. 😉
I started two books this week. I borrowed the audiobook of Etiquette & Espionage from the library, but the loan ran out before I finished it. And like all of Miss Carriger books I have really enjoyed it. So I will probably buy the book and audiobook (did you know this?) and finish it soon. After listening to a couple of hours of the book and knitting, I had a craving for tea. The hubby was quite surprised to come home to high tea after work. (That is where the scones and lemon curd are from.)
I also started Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich last night. I have only read the first couple of chapters, but they are similar to the Number books that I love. It shall be a fun read.
Sigh… I have not even made a dent in my reading challenges. And February is almost over. However, the challenges are making me think of different things to read. But I am not being successful in implementing it.
I did hear about this on the podcast Books on a Nightstand, and I am highly interested in looking more into it. I am not a basketball fan (usually sports are only interesting if I know the people involved), but this is a fun way to get into “March Madness”. 😉
What are you reading and knitting? Have a lovely week.