Knitting :: My Maeva socks… some of you might recall that I cast these on for the Ravellenic games, but didn’t finish them in time. I’m about halfway into the foot of the second sock, so I’m going to try to finish these this week so that they can be my March socks for my 12 Socks in 2014 challenge. (Rav link)
Reading :: Cosmo by Spencer Gordon. This is another short story collection for my CanLit course. I’ve just started it but I like it so far… it’s a fairly recent work so all of the cultural references are contemporary. I might get to meet the author in a few weeks, which would be really interesting.
I also finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman this week. I quite liked it- the setting was really interesting and the plot was good. The main character wasn’t great (he was kind of boring) but overall I’d recommend it.
Watching :: Series 2 of The Bletchley Circle… if you haven’t seen this show, you really should- it’s awesome! It’s about a group of British women who were codebreakers during World War 2, who go on to solve crimes in London in the 1950s. Superbly done, great acting, and gorgeous costumes and sets.
Season 2 of Motive. I had kind of forgotten about this show but season 2 just started airing and it’s still quite good. It’s a crime show set in Vancouver, and it’s set up so that you know who the killer is at the beginning of each episode, and then the focus (as the title suggests) is on figuring out the motive for the crime.
And as you might have noticed in the above photos… I bought a sewing machine! I figured that nearly two years of living away from home warranted me having my own. I bought it used and just picked it up yesterday. I’ve even got the very beginning of a fabric stash (to complement my yarn stash)! One of my goals is to learn to make a quilt, so I’ve been watching the free Intro to Quilting class on Craftsy… I can’t wait to choose fabric and get started!
In fact, in celebration of crafting month, Craftsy is giving one of my readers the chance to win a free class! In keeping with my current project, I’ve selected the Toe-up Socks class (40.99$ value), so you can create your own awesome socks! Craftsy has their own giveaway system so it’s really easy to enter.
You’ll just need to click here to be entered to win the Craftsy class! If you don’t already have a Craftsy account, you’ll be prompted to make one- it’s completely free and gives you access to lots of great resources, patterns, and inspiration. The giveaway will be open until March 31st (Monday) at 11:59pm.
This giveaway is now closed, thank you for all of your entries! The winner will be announced shortly.
Let me know in the comments what you are currently knitting and reading! Happy Tuesday!
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