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This week…

Knitting :: Still working on my Springtime Boneyard (Rav link) and my Maeva Socks (Rav link). I’m much further into the shawl, and I’ve made it to the heel of the first sock. I’m struggling with the gusset decreases, though, so I need to set aside a bit of time to look carefully at the pattern and some of the notes on Ravelry.
Aren’t the little star stitch markers adorable? They’re from a set of stitch markers I won as a prize in the Ravellenics. The set is Doctor Who themed from Owl Print Panda on Etsy and I love them!

Reading :: Traplines by Eden Robinson. This is a rather sad short story collection that I’m reading for a Canadian Lit course. The writing in this is very good, it’s just a little darker than most of what I read.
Still making my way through The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I will eventually finish this and stop telling you about how much I’m enjoying it. I promise.

Drinking :: Coffee with homemade vanilla syrup. I love vanilla in coffee and tea, so I made up a batch of syrup like they use in coffee shops. It’s really simple… I can share the recipe later this week if there’s any interest?

Watching :: The Great British Sewing Bee. My friend G recommended this and even though I’ve only seen 2 episodes, I love it. It’s a show entirely about people making nice things. It makes me want to buy a sewing machine.

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Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual.





Knitting :: My Spring Boneyard Shawl. I loved this pattern the first time I made it, and this version is meant to be a lighter springtime version. I’m using Diamond Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace, which is a lovely cotton and linen blend. The colourways are Nile and Light Denim. I’ve been following the pattern as written except I’m switching colours every 2.5″ or so. I love how this is turning out, I can’t wait to finish it and wear it! The rows are getting pretty long, though, so I imagine it’ll be awhile. (Rav link).

Reading :: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (yes, still!). It’s a great book but this isn’t my copy, so I’ve just been reading it at home rather than carrying it with me, so it’s taking awhile to get through.
Dubliners by James Joyce. This is a book of short stories set in Dublin (as the title suggests!) in the early twentieth century. This collection gets referenced a lot in a Canadian literature course I’m taking, so I thought I might as well read it. It’s really interesting so far- the stories are all about typical working-class people going about their daily lives.

You can see more of what I’m knitting and reading throughout the week on Ravelry and Goodreads.

I hope you are all having an amazing week!

I’ll be linking up (late!) with KCCO and Yarn-Along.

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This week…

Knitting :: Maeva Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (colourway Navy Blue) for my second Ravellenics 2014 project. I’m 14 rounds into the second chart on the first sock, so I’ve got awhile to go on these. (Rav link)
Spring Boneyard Shawl… I’ve made a Boneyard Shawl before, but I’m making a lighter springtime version with laceweight cotton/linen, Diamond Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace. The colourways are Nile and Light Denim. I love how this is turning out so far but the longest rows are going to have a crazy number of stitches! (Rav link)

Reading :: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I’m not very far into this but it’s good so far. I also finished An Abundance of Katherines this week, which was pretty good. Definitely John Green’s worst book, but the most of the characters aren’t bad, the plot just isn’t very compelling. I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads but in reality it was more like a 3.5/5.

Watching :: Season 1 of Orphan Black (okay, so I started and finished this…). If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to stop reading this and go and watch it. Right now. It’s that good!
I also started Season 3 of New Girl… not loving this as much as season 1 or 2. The humour just seems slightly different somehow.

Let me know in the comments what you’re knitting, reading and watching… I love getting your recommendations for books and shows! I hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday!

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual!