I know a lot of people find knitting to be dull but I find it to be therapeutic. Also it's supposed to be the hip craft of the moment. Either way I like it although I have yet to advance to anything beyond the scarf. In all the scarfs I have knitted so far I have used very basic stitches. I have wanted to learn to do lace knitting for a while as I love the beautiful shawls and scarfs you can create with it. I bought the Knitting Stitch Bible and chose the design lace wheels from it to knit this scarf. This is my first attempt at lace knitting and while it is yet another scarf I'm actually a little proud of it. I have put it away as part of my mum's Christmas. I am now taking part in a knitting supplies swap and am knitting a bag for it. This will be the first time in years I have sat and followed a pattern so I am hoping it will turn out and will encourage me to do something other than scarves from now on.Here is the sock monkey I made for Lili which she has now received. Her name is Madleen and she is a monkey of cheery disposition. She also loves nature. You can see here that while she was with me she did some chores for her keep.
Lili, I liked your question. Yes, I do sometimes read more than one book at a time. If I am reading a non fiction book I always have a fiction title on the go too. If I am reading a large book I will also read a smaller one at work. If I am not really enjoying a book but still want to finish it I also read another book along side it. At the moment I am getting into graphic novels which I have been reading alongside the book I am reading at the moment. I find they are good to read when I am tired but not tired enough to go to sleep. At the moment I have three books on the go. One by Stephen King, a graphic novel and The Island of Dr Moreau.