Looks like I’m off to a great start on my new blog, you can hand me a lame blogger award any time. Not much has been happening around here, my hand thankfully seems to be completely healed again. I haven’t felt any pain from knitting and I’ve gone a bit overboard a few times, still doing my best to avoid that though.
I managed to finish the socks I had started when I last posted, I love the finished pair. I adore the Hermione’s sock pattern, it will be one I will definitely knit again in the future. I was able to gift the socks to my sister for her birthday. I’m so happy that I was able to finish them in time for her, she’s probably the most knit-worthy person in my life. Besides my kids of course, who also all ask me for socks but I think socks will wait until their feet finish growing.
My reading goal that I set for myself this year has been going well, I’m already up to 7 books this year. I started reading a new book series in the last couple weeks, new to me, it’s actually been out awhile, book #8 was just released. I’m reading the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, I’m pretty sure I can’t fit in anywhere in my reading challenge. I’ll get over that though I’m sure, it’s very unputdownable so far.
I started using my library’s app to read ebooks last year some time to save myself some money and for the most part I’ve loved it, although holds have frustrated me at times. For instance, holds with this new series I’m reading. I managed to snag the first book with no problem but the second was on hold. When I really get into a series, it is hard for me to just stop and wait for the next book, I held out for not even two days before I ran down to the library to see if they had it, they did. I ran into the same issue again when I was ready to read the fourth, I finally managed to get real copies from the library, I now have three of the books in hand.
Funny thing about all of that frustration is that my mother has all of the books from the series… All the frustration was truly for nothing. I normally do ask if she has a book I’m interested in reading before I go buy anything because most of the time, she owns it. I don’t know why I didn’t think to ask her in the first place!
One last thing, Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥