Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Knitting Progress and Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Yesterday was Family Day for us in Ontario, Canada and it was nice to have the day off to get a few more things done towards my knitting, reading, and blogging. I will be starting a three week work contract today through the employment agency I am working for. I am excited for this new job to start and I am happy to be getting back out there working again. I also had a couple assignments last week which I enjoyed.

I have been been knitting the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top and have made some progress on it. I am close to being finished knitting one half of the front piece and just have the other side of the neckline and strap to knit. I decided to just keep knitting it the length it asks for.I had been concerned about the length, but now I am thinking it will be fine and if it is too short, I can wear another tank top underneath it.

I have finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This book got mixed reviews, some people liked it and some did not. I did like it, but felt like it was a bit long and repetitive at times. What drew me to the book was that I love reading books where the protagonist sets out on a journey and reflects on their past and their new journey changes them and allows them to approach life differently. I feel like Cheryl's hike on the PCT did affect her and change for the better and encourage her to reflect on her life. I have now started reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and I am really enjoying it so far.



I would like to start knitting a new project soon and have held off for awhile on starting something new because I wanted to make more progress on the Wool and the Gang top and also had to finish off some work on some gifts and a I was working on for someone. I have been thinking a colorful shawl would be a fun next project. I will be searching for patterns for my next project this week and brainstorming ideas.

What are you working on and reading this week?

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday tomorrow.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and reading about what I am knitting and reading this week! Now I am off to see what others are working on.

Have a great day!

5 comments:

  1. I admire anyone who can knit tops! It is looking good :) Ames

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  2. Your sweater is looking good! I just started The Orphan's Tale. I think it is going to be pretty good. Have a great week (shawls are always fun!) blessings ~ tanna

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  3. wish we had a family day :) I want to read that book, hopefully soon when I get it in my hands by library, kindle or bookshop. beautiful knitting!

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  4. Good luck for your job search !
    Reading "The red tent" from Anita Diamant.
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  5. All the best with your job Lisa. I've just finished reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be discussing it in the book club soon.
    This link has some questions to ponder and a recipe for Eleanor's frequently ordered cheese scone. Enjoy -https://owlcation.com/humanities/Eleanor-Oliphant-is-Completely-Fine-Book-Discussion-and-Recipe
    Cathy x

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