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Knitting: I’ve been working on my January socks for Liesl’s monthly sock challenge, knitting up lots of teeny, tiny cables and twisted stitches. It’s taking a bit of time, but I’m almost to the heel of the right sock, and with less cables, the foot should (hopefully) go faster. As long as I don’t get stuck in second sock syndrome, these should be finished before the end of the month. I’ve also been making really good progress (and having good fun) on my Northern Neuk sweater, my first project that is part of Emily’s Love your Library challenge, and have reached the armhole bind-off. I’m still in that groove you have after the start of the new year where you can still believe that you will tackle all the challenges/resolutions/goals you’ve set for yourself. When February hits, we’ll see how optimistic I still am at keeping up with all these knitting challenges.
Reading: I’ve also set reading goals for myself this year because I was disappointed in how I let my reading slip last year. I mostly read before bed, but last year I let my knitting take over and would stay up far too late working on projects, leaving no time for bedtime reading. I’m trying to set boundaries for myself, like not bringing the iPad to bed to surf knitting patterns and reading instead. I finished Going Bovine on Sunday and have started up Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (I really hope that is her real name because I love the idea of someone going through life with the name Rainbow). I’m loving Eleanor & Park so far – the writing is simple, but effective, immediately swallowing you up in the pure, true emotions of falling in love for the first time.
Linking up with KCCO and yarn along.