Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last FO this year and some plans for next


My last finished object this year is a pair of socks for me. They are knitted in Opal Best Friends and I just love the colours. And I think I have another ball of this yarn, so there might be another pair in the future.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: 64 sts cuff down, short row heel
Yarn: 68 g Opal Best Friends #8863
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me


I have decided to knit down my stash next year and have already picked out a skein I have been saving since august 2009... Love the colours in it and it's time to knit it up! Not sure, but I think I'll use it for a cowl or a shawl. Just need to find the right pattern...


Other plans is to finish the Saga Eskimo kofte. I have half a buttonband and the neckband left, so it should just take a few hours. I have also bought yarn for a jacket for Endre. I have yarn for a jacket or kofte for me, but haven't decided which pattern yet. There is so many to choose from. But I know I'll knit a couple of sweaters or kofter for myself next year.
And of course there will be knitted socks ;) I'll try to keep up with the kals in the Sock Knitters Anonymous group. January starts with stranded knitted patterns, so I can dig out some leftovers and those single balls of yarn and make some socks. I also plan to knit more mittens. I got the mittenbook - Den Store Votteboka for christmas and there is coming a new norwegian mitten book - Votter out in January as well :) The mittens on the front page of Votter is so beautiful, I just know I'l have to cast them on the minut I get the book!

So, what have I made this year..

- 33 pairs of socks
- 11 pairs of mittens
- 5 hats
- 5 sweaters/jackets
- 3 thights
- 2 pairs of potholders
- 1 shawl
- Julekuler

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 In Books

My goal was to read 90 books this year and I managed that and a few more :)
96 books and 30683 pages.
You can find more info about the books in My year in books 2015

Countries visited for my Around the World in books project.
- Albania in The Fall of the Stone City
- Argentina in Perla
- Iran in Sommerfugl i lenker
- North Korea in The Orphan's Master's Son
- South Korea in This Burns My Heart
- Cambodia in In The Shadow of the Banyan
- Finland in The Healer
- Myanmar/Burma in The Piano Tuner
- Turkey in Gardens of Water
- Wales in The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals
- Sri Lanka in The Tea Planter's Wife

My favorites
The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry
The Book of Life
The Journal of Dora Damage
The Lonely Polygamist

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