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A spring sweater.

WIP - Itaka Cardi

WIP - Itaka Cardi

WIP - Itaka Cardi

WIP - Itaka Cardi

This week I’m…

Knitting :: A little spring cardigan as a test knit for an independent designer. This sweater is so cute, especially the lace pattern around the neck, and I can’t wait for it to be released so I can share the link. The yarn is a sport-weight yarn from a tent sale last summer in a dark purple.
(Rav Link)

Reading :: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I’ve had this book for awhile but hadn’t read it yet since I didn’t love The Lovely Bones (by the same author). Fortunately this book is much more to my liking. It’s quite creepy, but in a psychological sense rather than gore or violence.

I also just started In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. I wanted to give this book a try since Jonathan Safran Foer mentions it in Eating Animals, which I read last year and really enjoyed. Pollan’s writing is a lot more factual and prescriptive so far, though, and I’m not liking it as much as Safran Foer’s stories and anecdotes. I’m only about 30 pages in so I’ll keep reading to see if it gets better.

Watching :: Still working through season 2 of Elementary (still good!) and so excited that Orphan Black is back! I loved season 1 and the season 2 premiere on Saturday was as great (and intense) as expected. I’d highly recommend you check it out (although I’d warn that there is some violence).

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

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual.

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Exam socks

WIP - Circus socks

Reading and knitting

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.


This weekend.

Rainy weekend

Winter abundance bowl

Aloe Vera shoots

Tea and homework

This weekend I’m enjoying…

House Girl by Tara Conklin. I’m only about 1/4 of the way through this but I can already tell it’s going to be one of my favourite books of this year.
– Season 1 of Elementary. I was a bit hesitant about this at first because, well, another modernized Sherlock adaptation? But I actually quite like it.
– Pom Tango and Peaches and Cream teas from the David’s Tea spring collection
– The sauce from this Winter Abundance Bowl recipe
– A few new-to-me blogs: Small Fish, Sew Knit Grow, and Bluebirds of Happiness
– Heather’s new kitchen and food-related link up. I’ll definitely be doing this in future weeks… what a great idea!

I’ve got 4 exams this week and next so I might not be around as much… if you’ve left a comment or sent an e-mail, please be patient- I will reply eventually!

Let me know in the comments below what you’re enjoying right now… I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

(None of this is sponsored… just things I like.)