There's been a bit of progress on my knitting in the last fortnight mostly on my sock, I'm almost done with the heel flap. The mystery yarn was identified by Dawn and Nicola as King Cole Zigzag.
There is progress on Deco but as it's knit in the round so I'm knitting the fronts and back all at once, the long rows mean that it's rare I get more than one or two rows done when I pick it up. Apologies for the terrible photo, there's not enough of it yet to hang straight and the dark wool makes it difficult to see the detail.
I'm not going to set any hard and fast goals with my knitting this year, it would be nice to finish Deco this year but that's as far as it goes. Knitting is what I do when I have a few free minutes round the children as it's easier to just grab than my stitching.
Now for reading - I am going to set myself a goal here: I want to read at least 36 books this year.
Since the children came along I've really struggled to find the time to read for myself - I read a lot everyday but it's out loud and to the children. For the last few years I've managed to average about 2 books a month so this year I would really like to boost that to 3 per month. Like most bibliophiles I have an ever increasing overflowing to-read pile (currently heading toward 350 books!) so I do need to making even a small dent in it.
This is what I have currently on the go:
Gore Vidal - The City and the Pillar, this is for my bookclub
Monica Dickens - Mariana, I loved her Follyfoot and Worlds End books when I was in my early teens but I've not read many of her adult novels
Ian Rankin - A Question of Blood, I started this a while back but as the plot centres around a school shooting I had to put it down after Sandyhook. I will go back to it once I've finished one of the others.
I'm also listening to Jane Eyre via the excellent Craftlit podcast. I've lost count of the number of times I've read Jane and I'm enjoying listening to the book this time round.