This is the first week of Shawlography the Westknits 2021 MKAL. The clues come out Friday night Melbourne time, and I've only just finished the first clue on Wednesday afternoon. I didn't get as much knitting done on the weekend as I expected.
The first clue is odd and fun. I love those i-cord loops, and am very much looking forward to the next clue. I don't love how dark it looks, but I think when I block it that grey will open up and show the beautiful colours underneath.
Meanwhile I'll go back to knitting Leon's socks until the next clue drops. Before the MKAL started I finished the first, and am up to the gusset on the the second sock.This was quite a good project to pick up and put down in between other things.
I've done daily work on my embroidery sampler and am loving working on a new skill:
As you can see, it's still early days.I'm reading a NetGalley review copy of Freckles, the new book by Celia Ahern. I thought she was a rom-com writer, but this is more a book about a personal journey. I'm really enjoying it - an awkward main character with various personal challenges, wonderful secondary characters and a great Irish setting.
I'm listening to Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. I've been wanting to read this for ages, but I wanted it as an audiobook. When it came out as such, I was quite excited. It's lived up to expectations, exploring the challenges of living under and ageing in late stage capitalism.