Happy Friday ! Can you believe we are already saying goodbye to January? I find it amazing how quickly this month flew and that next week is February. I really don’t feel like I’ve been too productive this month, but Januarys usually make me feel that way as I am often still pondering about what I want to do for my knitting, spinning, gardening and more.
I am quite happy that a finished a pair of socks and yesterday I finished sock one of my Christmas at Hogwarts socks. I am quite determined to finish the mate before February rolls around and hoping that my work day will be peaceful enough for me to sneak in a bit of knitting. Spinning this month has been hit and miss, but I am trying to spin at least 15 minutes a day to maintain consistency. I am currently finishing up my hand-blended BFL blend that I started spinning in December and will have it finished soon.
As far as reading goes, I finished Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and now have started reading the sequel, First Frost. These books are light reads and have been perfect for the month of January.
I have also revisited an old friend so to speak, CraftLit, which is hosted by author and knitter Heather Ordover. When we first moved to Arizona I was so excited to find not only yarn shops (many have since closed) but so many wonderful knitters through Ravelry. I met so many people at that time and often Heather’s podcast came up because they shared the love of reading too. When I first discovered Heather’s podcast, she and her family lived in Tucson and I couldn’t believe I found such a fun and great podcast that was produced in the state lived in. I loved listening to her thoughts about the book that was being currently read and discussed. As time went by though I stopped listening but just the other day I came across her podcast on iTunes and have started listening again. If you like classical literature, be sure to check out Heathers website and podcast.
I am looking forward to the weekend and relaxing. My hubby has had a hard week at work, so I don’t want to do too much as he needs to rest. This weekend simply might call for sitting out on our patio to enjoy the sun and read or take a trip to a favorite antique store.
How was January for you? Any fun plans for the weekend?