2014 End of the Year Recap...

...mostly spinning and knitting projects. For the first time in a long time, I didn't complete any quilting or sewing projects. I need to work on that for 2015!

(If you are not on Ravelry, you can see pictures of these items in my Flickr photostream and sets: Knitting, Spinning, Quilting/Sewing, Needlework, and Weaving. )


Finished:
Christmas Baking, etc.
  • Bark and fudge: 13.75 pounds
  • Biscotti: 747
  • Breads and fruitcakes: 22 mini-loaves and 15 medium loaves 
  • Cookies: 805
  • Spicy nuts: 1.75 pounds
  • Sugared nuts: 12.9 pounds
Knitting
  1. Alcea Cowl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Basic Chocolate Hat [Ravelry]
  3. Carbonized Zombie Socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Flock (knitting) [Ravelry]; set of 3 knitted birds
  5. Jack's Cousteau Hat  [Ravelry]
  6. Lacy Blue Hat [Ravelry]
  7. Loopy Mittens (knitting)  [Ravelry]
  8. Red No-Noro Hat [Ravelry]
  9. Sparkly Boot Toppers (knitting) [Ravelry]
  10. Stealth knitting square for a collaborative gift
  11. Teal No-Noro Hat [Ravelry]
  12. Wurm Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]
Quilting/Sewing/Beading/Other
  • None completed
Reading
  • Read 104 books (list at the end of the post)
Spinning
  1. Amazonia from Lisa Souza; 219.6 yds chain-ply; 15 WPI [Ravelry]
  2. Ancient Breeds Sampler from Tactile: A Fiber Arts Studio; 5 skeins, 199 yards total; 10-13 WPI range Ravelry]
  3. Bejeweled from the Yarn Wench;  184.25 yds chain-ply, 12 WPI [Ravelry]
  4. Belvedere Bird of Paradise from Royale Hare; 247.5 yds. chain-ply, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  5. Bloomfield Blues from Royal Hare; 437.4 yds 2-ply, 20 WPI [Ravelry]
  6. Cazadero Mist from Royale Hare; 160 yds. chain ply. 12 WPI [Ravelry]
  7. Cinder from the Yarn Wench; 180.5 yds chain-ply; 11 WPI [Ravelry]
  8. Creampuff from Knitifacts; 2 ply from plying ball; 65.1 yds, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  9. Deep Teal Dream from Wonderland Dyeworks; 294.1 yds. chain-plied, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  10. Denim from Ranch of the Oaks; 275.4 yds. chain-ply; 11 WPI [Ravelry]
  11. Ember Indigo from the Yarn Wench; 258.7 2-ply, 12 WPI [Ravelry]
  12. Holly Berries from Wonderland Dyeworks; 219.6 yds chain-ply, 11 WPI  [Ravelry]
  13. Monarch from the Yarn Wench; 214.3 yds chain-ply; 11 WPI [Ravelry]
  14. Natural from Royale Hare; 2 skeins:  20 yds, core-spun and autowrapped; 10 yds single  [Ravelry]
  15. Passion Fruit from Greenwood Fiberworks; 214 yds chain-ply, 13 WPI [Ravelry]
  16. Plum Honey light from the Yarn Wench;199.1 yds chain-ply, 11 WPI  [Ravelry]
  17. Red Sunshine from Twisted Sunshine; 126.6 yds, 11 WPI [Ravelry]
  18. Renewal from the Yarn Wench; 294.1 yds chain-ply, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  19. Rose of Sharon from Miss Babs; 318.25 2-ply, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  20. Seaglass from Greenwood Fiberworks; 230.7 yds. chain-ply, 14 WPI [Ravelry]
  21. Stormy Waters from Schafenfreude Fibers; 120.9 yd chain-ply, 13 WPI [Ravelry]
  22. Sweetwater Spring from Royale Hare; 160.1 yd chain-ply, WPI TBD [Ravelry
  23. Toulouse handspun  from the Yarn Wench; 379.7 yds chain-ply, 16 WPI [Ravelry]
  24. Tribe from The Yarn Wench; 46.5 yards, bulky [Ravelry
  25. Tropical Fish from the Yarn Wench; 120.9 yds thread-plied and autowrapped; bulky [Ravelry]
  26. Twilight from Greenwood Fiberworks; 178.7 yds chain-py; 10 WPI [Ravelry]
  27. Violets in the Grass from Miss Babs; 279.2 yds. chain ply; 13 WPI [Ravelry]
Stitching
  1. Anasazi by Susan Portra (needlepoint)
  2. Hive by Shepherd's Bush (cross stitch)
  3. Sunny Summer, Happy Garden pillow--AKA: stealth project (cross stitch)
  4. Mediterranean Mermaid by Mirabilia (cross stitch) 
Weaving
  1. Stitches West Class Project: Lace Scarf [Ravelry]
  2. Stitches West Class Sampler [Ravelry
  3. Striped Inkle Strap (weaving) [Ravelry]
  4. Stuck in Neutral wall hanging (weaving) [Ravelry
Other Crafts
  • None completed

IDJ (It's Dead, Jim):
Reading
  • Conquistadora, Esmeralda Santiago
  • Inamorata, Megan Chance
Crafts
  • Rockefeller Moon shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  • Seaweed Cardigan (knitting) [Ravelry
  • Stormy Affection (knitting) [Ravelry]

Works in Progress:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Ghouls, ghosts, and witches...oh, my! (cross stitch)
  3. Halloween Phat Fiber samples (spinning) [Ravelry]
  4. I'm Just Mad About Citron Quilt (quilting)
  5. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  6. Tuscon Twilight (needlepoint)

UFOs:
  1. Beyond Antares, aka Equatorial Nights (knitting) [Ravelry
  2. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  3. Going Snow Global quilt (quilting)
  4. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  5. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)

Reading (Too long to put under Finished):
  1. A Shift in Water, Patricia Eddy
  2. A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  3. Apple Turnover Murder, Joanne Fluke
  4. Archangel's Shadow, Nalini Singh
  5. Art Forger, The, Barbara Shapiro
  6. Bed of Roses, Nora Roberts
  7. Beloved, Bertrice Small
  8. Black Arts, Faith Hunter
  9. Black Widow, Jennifer Estep
  10. Blind Salvage, Shannon Mayer
  11. Blindsided, Fern Michaels
  12. Blood and Bite, Laken Cane
  13. Blood Faerie, India Drummond
  14. Blood Games, Chloe Neill
  15. Blood Magick, Nora Roberts
  16. Blossom Street Brides, Debbie Macomber
  17. Breaking the Rules, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  18. Broken Soul, Faith Hunter
  19. Carnal Innocence, Nora Roberts
  20. Cherry Cheesecake Murder, Joanne Fluke
  21. Chestnut Street, Maeve Binchy
  22. Chicano, Richard Vasquez
  23. Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews
  24. Collector, The, Nora Roberts
  25. Concealed in Death, JD Robb
  26. Countdown, Fern Michaels
  27. Dark Waters, Shannon Mayer
  28. Drowning Spool, The, Monica Ferris
  29. Emma's Secret, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  30. Escaped, Lizzy Ford
  31. Exiled (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
  32. Festive in Death, JD Robb
  33. Forged, Jacquelyn Frank
  34. Forsaken, Jacquelyn Frank
  35. Fury of the Demon, Diana Rowland
  36. Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, Hugh Brewster
  37. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  38. Happily Ever After, Nora Roberts
  39. Heartsong, Debbie Macomber
  40. Hold the Dream, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  41. Home, a Memoir of my Early Years, Julie Andrews
  42. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, Diana Rowland
  43. Iced, Karen Marie Moning
  44. Immune, Shannon Mayer
  45. Invisible, James Patterson
  46. Just Rewards, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  47. Kadin, The, Bertrice Small
  48. Key Lime Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke
  49. Kiss and Tell, Fern Michaels
  50. Last Boyfriend, The, Nora Roberts
  51. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke
  52. Lost Symbol, The, Dan Brown
  53. Magic Breaks, Ilona Andrews
  54. New Regime, Laken Cane
  55. Night Broken, Patricia Briggs
  56. NYPD Red 2, James Patterson
  57. NYPD Red, James Patterson
  58. Obsidian Wings, Laken Cane
  59. Our House in the Last World, Oscar Hijuelos
  60. Perfect Hope, The, Nora Roberts
  61. Plum Pudding Murder, Joanne Fluke
  62. Poison Promise, Jennifer Estep
  63. Priceless, Shannon Mayer
  64. Private #1 Suspect, James Patterson
  65. Private Games, James Patterson
  66. Private London, James Patterson
  67. Private, James Patterson
  68. Race to Splendor, Ciji Ware
  69. Rain Girl, Gabi Kreslehner
  70. Raising Innocence, Shannon Mayer
  71. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, Joanne Fluke
  72. Revealed (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
  73. Ripper, Isabel Allende
  74. Rose Harbor in Bloom, Debbie Macomber
  75. Savour the Moment, Nora Roberts
  76. Severed (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
  77. Shadow Spell, Nora Roberts
  78. Shadowed Threads, Shannon Mayer
  79. Shiv Crew, Laken Cane
  80. Strange Trouble, Laken Cane
  81. Take Down, Fern Michaels
  82. Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen, Judith Newton
  83. This Time Together, Carol Burnett
  84. To Be The Best, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  85. Tracker, Shannon Mayer
  86. Trapped (Starwalkers Serial), Lizzy Ford & Julia Crane
  87. Tuesday's Child, Fern Michaels
  88. Undead Pool, The, Kim Harrison
  89. Unexpected Blessings, Barbara Taylor Bradford
  90. Unlucky 13, James Patterson
  91. Up from the Grave, Jeaniene Frost
  92. Upside Down, Fern Michaels
  93. Veiled Threat, Shannon Mayer
  94. Video Kill, Joanne Fluke
  95. Vision in White, Nora Roberts
  96. Whole Enchilada, The, Diane Mott Davidson
  97. Wild Things, Chloe Neill
  98. Winter Long, The, Seanan McGuire
  99. Winter Sea, The, Susana Kearsley
  100. Witch With No Name, The, Kim Harrison
  101. Wounded, Shannon Mayer
  102. Written in My Own Heart's Blood, Diana Gabaldon
  103. Yarn Over Murder, Maggie Sefton
  104. Yes, Chef, Marcus Sameulsson

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