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So close.

FO: Exam socks

FO: Exam socks

FO: Exam socks

FO: Exam socks

FO: Exam socks

I am so close to being finished my exams… one more tomorrow! It’s in the evening until 10pm, which isn’t great, but after that I’m off for the summer (and to find a job)! I’m also moving on Saturday (back to my parents’ house for the summer), so the next few days are going to be busy ones.

Appropriately, I also finished my exam socks today! I made these up as I went along, but they’re pretty basic- toe-up, short row heel with gusset, and 1″ of ribbing at the top. I also made these quite tall, I worked even for about 5″ after the heel. The yarn is Lion Brand Sock-Ease in 133 Circus Peanut. This was my first time using this yarn and it’s a pretty average sock yarn. What I really loved about this skein was the colour! It’s so bright and cheery for spring, which was much needed today as we got the annual ‘I thought we were done with this’ April snowstorm.

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These are also my (very late) March socks for my 12 socks in 2014 challenge, since I never finished the socks I cast on in March. I’m hoping to finish another pair this month so I’ll be back on track!

I haven’t been doing a lot of reading this week outside of my coursework, but I have been sneaking in a few pages of House Girl by Tara Conklin when I have a spare moment. It’s a great novel, and I’m really liking how the historical and modern timelines play off each other.

Let me know in the comments what you’re currently knitting and reading! If any of you are also writing finals, good luck! Have an amazing 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.
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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.)