Last post I discussed my monthly goals. So far, I have done at least 2 rows a day on the dreaded Ripple Afghan (apart from today; I think I've only done about a row and a half cause I spent naptime talking to NS). Here's a progress photo:
Another of my monthly goals was to finish one and a half socks by month's end, which at the time was only about 10 days away. It's about 5 days away now and I have one sock nearly finished. I just have to knit the afterthought heel. Here's a progress photo of that:
There were a few other goals I discussed in the last post, including the goal of reading 2 books by month's end. I finished Deep Secret by Diana Wynne Jones the night before last, then I started reading Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. Deep Secret was really good, though weird. It's the second book I've read by that author and I think the only thing that she's consistent about in her writing is that she drops you right in the middle of a story with no explanation for anything and you just sort of have to muddle through and figure it out on your own while everything's happening. It makes for an interesting story, but a more difficult read because you have to pay more attention to detail since you don't know anything about what could be important later. I'm only about 50 pages or so into Unearthly but so far it has that whole supernatural vibe going on, with the teen angst thing thrown in. Don't get me wrong, I love that sort of thing, but I also recognize that it isn't the height of literary achievement. Then again, I read for enjoyment, not because some literary professor tells me what's good. Unearthly is a quick read though, which is good because it will help me reach my goal of 2 books by month's end that much quicker. I'm realizing 5 days is a very short amount of time, especially when most of them will be spent at the daycare.
There was one goal that I've already broken, and that's the resolution about getting my homework done the night before the day it's due. I finished two assignments on their due dates this week. I'm getting better though. Both assignments were done hours early. One was done almost 9 hours early, and the other, a research paper I began on the due date, was done about 2 hours early. Like I said, I'm making progress.
I think next month I'll make a few more personal goals such as having a self-imposed bedtime and a resolution to do the dishes more often. I think knitting goals are easier for me to think about because they don't reflect poorly on my personality when I don't meet them. I can't say that I didn't do my knitting cause I'm lazy, but I can say that about doing the dishes (especially when I choose to knit instead).
Anyway, I'm gonna try and read a few pages of this book before bed and get the rest of that row done on the Ripple Afghan. Happy knitting!