As I mentioned yesterday, I spent the last week in Las Vegas *grins* Perhaps unsurprisingly, I didn't do a whole lot of knitting while I was there. In fact, I didn't pick up my needles at all (although I did buy some yarn) ;)
So this post is not a whole lot different to last week, although I did remember to take a picture this time!
So, the 2 socks on the needles - boyfriend's sock is still halfway through the cuff, and brother's is halfway through the toe (which would be more impressive if they were both cuff down, but his is toe up, so not much done!)
As I mentioned last week "I also cast on for a vest to go over a shirt, in my lovely 100% alpaca yarn that has been waiting patiently in stash for a while." - that's the purple in the middle. I'm cobbling together a variety of patterns for this one, as nothing fit quite what I wanted, so I'll make sure to write down what I do in case it works out well *smiles*
Shalom is at the waist shaping stage, so not too much more to do on the body:
Then I'm adding sleeves, and it will be done. I think this one should get some attention next, as it shouldn't take too much longer.
As for the book - I quite like Jodi Picoult books, although after reading one I can't pick up another of hers for at least 6 months or they all seem to blur into one. This one is pretty good so far. Last week I was reading the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy and a few people asked what I thought... The concept is seriously similar to the film Series 7: The Contenders, and clearly inspired by Battle Royale, so it's not quite as revolutionary as the author would have you believe (based on the interview in the back of the book!)
Having said that, I quite enjoyed it. The main character was somewhat annoying, and I would have liked more history of the world they were all living in - the premise of the games was a little weak to me. But overall, I still enjoyed it enough to read the next book (although I've heard that book 3 is pretty bad).
As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles* Also, I'm linked up at Keep Calm Crafting On again this week