Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday the Thirty Fifth...

Sorry for not updating last week - I've been adjusting to my new schedule at work, and just didn't do a lot of knitting or crocheting. This week I managed to make some progress!

I'm currently only two yellow rows and two red rows away from finishing the scarf. At the same time I'm worried that it may be too short and look awkward. It's a long scarf, but it's also pretty wide so I feel like it should be longer. I guess I'll decide when I hit 10 red rows and go from there.

I've started the second repeat of the pattern on the baby blanket:

I really like how it's turning out.

I've also done a bit of writing:

I've realized I don't mind writing old school style - I just don't like doing it in pen because there's no way to edit except to cross out stuff... and then if you don't like a lot of what you've done, you end up with a page full of black swirls.

On other fronts I'm now flying solo at work. I'm still running to my coworkers for help when I have tough problems (which feels like 99.9% of the time) but they're really happy with how I'm doing, and they keep complimenting me on how professional I am - which is a big change from my former job. I love it.

I've also caught up on my reading. I finished Autumn: the City, which is a zombie-esque novel, yesterday. The premise is that most of the population is suddenly killed by an unknown virus within minutes while a select few aren't affected at all and watch as their friends and families die around them in horror. The survivors try to band together, but then the dead come back to life, and slowly, over time become more and more aggressive. The first Autumn book was about the survivors out in the countryside and small towns. This second one focused mostly on the survivors left in the city and their struggle to get to safety.

I also finished The Poison Diaries. I had seen this young adult book while the husband and I were visiting Alnwick, and was intrigued, but opted not to spend the money on it at the time. Over the weekend I was looking around on my nook and lo and behold, the ebook version was available for only a couple of dollars! It's set in Victorian era England, and starts off well, but the ending was a bit confusing. There's a second book in the series, but it's not as cheap as the first one yet, so I'll have to wait for awhile before I buy it.

I hope the rest of your projects are going well, and that you've also found some interesting books to read!

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  1. The scarf and blanket are looking great. I'm impressed that you fit in knitting, crocheting, reading and writing!

  2. I love that you include your writing with your wips. :) Love that mustard color you're knitting with too!