Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Knitting Socks,and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well.  I am having a good week so far. On the weekend I went to Ripley's Aquarium with my family and my boyfriend and it was fun! My boyfriend and I had been there before one other time and it was nice to go back. I enjoyed petting the stingrays at the end of the aquarium, they were so smooth.  I also had a good time at a friend's barbecue, and saw my family again on Monday for another barbecue and going to an art exhibit. This week I will be busy studying for final exams which are next week. I am looking forward to being done these courses and having a little break in between courses at the end of August. I will be getting a lot of knitting in that week!

I made more progress on the sock which I am knitting for my mom for Christmas. I am following the Patons Spiral socks pattern, It is a nice, relaxing pattern to knit because it is a five row repeat all the way down to the toe shaping. I can remember the repeat now so it is a good project to bring with me to watch television or on vacation.


I will be starting the sweater seaming this week too because the back piece is blocked now. I will be seaming the sides and the top of the pieces to attach the front and back pieces together. I just want to look up how to properly seam pieces of garments together before I do that. The sleeves are also ready to be sewn on as well as I did not block them.

Pieces done and blocked, ready for seaming

I have not really picked up the stocking and scarf since last week, so I will share those maybe next week when I have made some progress on those projects.

I have finished reading Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding. I enjoyed reading about Bridget's difficulties and gains, and while I was reading the book I felt like her character was so easy to relate to and understand. I have difficulty reading a book if I cannot relate to the protagonist but she is like every woman trying to find their way through difficult times and also to understand sometimes complicated relationships.  Now I am going to focus on reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins more intensely. I was so excited to read this book so I started reading it at the same time, but honestly, I have not picked it up much this past week as I have been working on finishing reading Bridget Jones. I will be reading one book at a time after this because it is hard to juggle two books as you all  probably know.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, AsKatKnits for Unraveled Wednesday, and The Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along.

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Have a great day!



6 comments:

  1. Wow, that sweater looks beautiful thus far! And, mattress stitching is not at all difficult! I will be interested in your review on the Paula Hawkins novel! (and thank you for joining me today!

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    1. Thank you Kat! yeah it is not that hard I have been stitching away and it is looking great. You're welcome, thank you for hosting! I will give an update a bit this week on how I am finding it, it is good so far, very interesting.

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  2. lovely socks..i cant do socks..i just always wanted to learn to do baby socks..i dont wear them, but it would be nice to make a pair of baby ones..one day i will sit and learn a little..

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    1. Thank you Lulu! they are not too hard once you get the hang of them and so fun to knit! aw baby socks are so adorable. I made some booties last fall they were fun to make!

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  3. have fun sewing up your sweater :) how are you liking the new book so far? I liked her first one.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I am enjoying it so far. I have sewed up the shoulders and now I am onto sewing the first sleeve onto the shoulder. I really like the book, it keeps you interested and reading on. It has the mystery and eeriness of the the Girl on the Train. I am looking forward to reading more.

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