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Exam socks

WIP - Circus socks

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Lion Brand Sock in "Circus peanut"

This week, I’m…

Knitting :: Exam socks… with the start of finals this week, I knew I was going to need a simple project for any stress knitting emergencies. These are just basic toe-up socks in Lion Brand Yarn Sock-Ease (colourway 133 “circus peanut”). I love how bright these are going to be… perfectly cheery for spring! I’ve just started the second sock so I hope to finish these this week. I’m sure there are lots of toe-up sock recipes out there, but I could share mine sometime if there is any interest.
(Rav link)

Reading :: The no. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I started this forever ago but never finished it… I had forgotten how good it is! I really enjoy his writing style.

I’m also reading House Girl by Tara Conklin on my kindle. As I mentioned on Saturday, I’m loving this book. I really like the two storylines and the characters are great. I can’t wait for exams to be over so I can get into it properly.

Watching :: Season 1 of Elementary (still really enjoying this!) and looking forward to watching The Great British Sewing Bee season finale tonight! (It’s already aired in Britain but I’m going to wait for it to be up online to watch).

Let me know in the comments what you’re knitting, reading, and watching! Have a lovely day.

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual.


  1. Exam socks sound like the perfect stress buster. Happy knitting (and reading)!

    • Thanks Brandy!
      Happy knitting 🙂

  2. I love the color of your socks! They will be great for spring. I’m knitting WIPs of all sorts, reading Edgar Allen Poe when I get a chance (there aren’t many), and watching a little bit of everything, but most importantly trying to keep up with The Following and catch up with Parenthood.

    • Thanks Ness!
      It’s been forever since I’ve read any Poe but I’ve loved all of his stories that I’ve read. He’s a genius at the creepy and macabre.
      Happy knitting 🙂

  3. lovely sock knitting and I agree the color is perfect for spring! Hope your exams go well and you’ll have more time to knit. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Karen!
      Happy knitting 🙂

  4. Hope your exams go well. I wish I’d known how to knit when I had exams, very good for stress relieving. Love the yarn colour you’re using

    • Thanks!
      Knitting is a lifesaver during exams!
      Happy knitting 🙂

  5. Good luck on your exams! Exam socks are brilliant. Especially that colour, I love it!

    • Thanks so much!
      Happy knitting 🙂

  6. Good luck with you exams. Enjoy the knitting. Crafts are almost always stress relievers for me also.

    • Thanks Cathie! I don’t know that I’d do without knitting for stress relief.
      Happy knitting 🙂

  7. Very pretty yarn! Some simple socks should be a great way to relieve that stress and anxiety. Good luck with exams!

    • Thanks Donna! I always find simple socks very relaxing.
      Happy knitting 🙂

  8. Pretty yarn!! I loved that book a few years ago, I agree that his writing style is really good and it surprised me how much I enjoyed it!

    • Thanks Sarah! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the book but it’s been really interesting so far.
      Happy knitting 🙂

  9. Circus Peanuts…how fun!

    I, too, am a fan of Elementary. Jonny Lee Miller makes a perfect Sherlock Holmes.

    • Haha, I agree!
      I also love Lucy Liu as Joan… I really like that interpretation of the Watson character.
      Happy knitting 🙂

  10. I like Elementary, too. AND these are just the color of socks to chase away the winter blahs that have hung on way too long!!

    • Thanks, Karen! Winter has dragged on for forever this year, hasn’t it?
      Happy knitting 🙂

  11. Good luck with your exams. I’m crushing on the colour you chose for your socks, oh and your project bag is super cute.
    Have a great week.

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