Knitting

Well let’s see, for 2010, I officially catalogued and finished 8 projects. For 2011. I finished and catalogued 23. I consider that a rather impressive jump in productivity. This year I’ve completed four pairs of socks, a pair of fiddlehead mittens, my first baby sweater and several wonderfully warm and wintery hats. There are several wips still on the needles that will be finished in the coming year, including a sweater I’m knitting for myself, and some mitts that just never got finished. My favourite project I can’t wait to pick up again is Catkin, I had to put it away to finish christmas knitting but I plan to bring it out again and soon.

 

Challenges for this year:

52 projects in 52 weeks
Self-Imposed Sock Club  – 12 pairs of socks in one year
12 Mitts in 2012

Reading

This year I managed to reach my goal of 25 books. In fact, I’ve actually read 26, not counting novel length fanfiction I ingested over the summer.

Ryan’s read book montage

The Looking Glass WarsKnitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting TricksBloodsucking FiendsPaingod and Other Delusions
All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a SpinHogfatherThe Birth HouseEqual Rites
Another Fine MythTerry Pratchett's MortThe Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas TerrorThe Black CompanyA Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
Supernatural Role Playing GameThe Fair FolkThe Midwife of VeniceCircus of the DamnedThe Color of Magic
FairestMort


So, fantasy won this year. But that’s really no surprise. It’s my go-to genre. Knitting books snuck in there along with a gaming book and a few anthologies. Next year I have a few plans. I’m starting a book-club with a few friends of mine. We start officially tomorrow I believe. We need to set some ground rules on meetings but we’re a close knit group so the fluidity of the club is key.

 
The first book for the club is :
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
 

January seems like a good month to start off with Dystopian future fics. From what I’ve heard of the novel it sounds interesting and I’m looking forward to starting it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges for 2012

So far it’s just the book club and my general idea of beating last year’s total. I plan on reading a few hefty novels including Under the Dome By Stephen King, and I recently started Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. I’m just under 200 pages in and I’m hooked; emotionally trapped, and stuck waiting to find out what happens next. I’ve watched the miniseries already so I know what’s coming. I think that helps in this case. This book is so deep I know I would probably have bailed early on if I didn’t know what was coming. Sometimes it’s like a trainwreck and I want to scream at the characters and other times I’m cheering the comeupance I know to be around the corner.

 

There are a few challenges on goodreads I might take part in. I’ll update the 2012 challenge page tomorrow when I have a better clue.

 

Life

So I have two jobs, and I bought a dog.

IMG088 April 2011: Buffy 5.5 weeks

 

December 2011: Buffy 10 Months

Who knew huh? She’s evil by the way. Completely and utterly evil to the core, and god do I love her.

 

Happy new year everyone.

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