2015 End of the Year Recap...

...fewer spinning and knitting projects, but more quilting and stitching projects. I read fewer books, but many were huge!

(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. )

Christmas Baking, etc.
  1. Bark and fudge: 12 pounds
  2. Biscotti: 666
  3. Breads and fruitcakes: 26 mini-loaves and 14 medium loaves
  4. Cookies: 772
  5. Spicy nuts: 2 pounds
  6. Sugared nuts: 10.75 pounds
  1. Beaded Knitting Sampler
  2. Beyond Antares
  3. Blue No-Noro Hat for Halos of Hope
  4. Gray Ribbed Hat
  5. Irisa Cowl/Scarf (knitting for Loopy Academy)
  6. Parritch Bonnet
  7. Serpiente
  8. Snow Queen Hat
  1. Backstitching on some nearly completed ornaments (cross stitch)
  2. Ghouls, ghosts, and witches...oh, my! (cross stitch)
  3. Happy Wishes scissor fob (cross stitch)
  4. Sail (cross stitch)
  5. Santa Fe #5 (needlepoint)
  6. Scaredy Sheep scissor fob (cross stitch)
  7. Sheep Scissor Companion (cross stitch)
  8. Shepherd's Bush Christmas Ornament from Just CrossStitch ornament Issue 2004 (cross stitch)
  9. Summer 9-Patch (cross stitch)
  10. Sweet Summer (cross stitch)
  1. ...And Your Little Dog, Too doggie pillow (quilting and sewing)
    AKA Stealth Commission project #2
  2. Additional Christmas stockings for Jane (sewing)
  3. Going Snow Global quilt (quilting)
  4. I'm Just Mad About Citron quilt (quilting)
  5. The Hawaiian Shirt Off Your Back quilt (quilting)
    AKA Stealth Commission project
  • Read 86 books (list at the end of the post)
  1. Clear Skies from the Yarn Wench; 55.8 yds, auto-plied with rayon thread; bulky
  2. Crazy Turquoise handspun from Faerie Mountain; 87.5 yds, worsted weight
  3. Drake's Bay handspun from Royale Hare; 168.4 yds. chain ply, 13 WPI
  4. Faerie Purple handspun from Faerie Mountain; 117.25 yds. 2-ply, 14 WPI
  5. Goat Rock handspun from Royale Hare; 204.7 yds., 12 WPI
  6. Gradient Violet handspun from the Yarn Wench; 102.4 yds, chain-plied; 10 WPI
  7. Gypsy handspun from the Yarn Wench; 48.4 yards auto-plied with copper thread, 7 WPI
  8. Halloween Phat Fiber samples from multiple vendors; singles, two-ply, and chain plied, worsted weight
  9. Lemon Lime handspun from Faerie Mountain; 139.6 yds, thread-plied with green and yellow threads; 10 WPI
  10. Lilac handspun from Miss Babs; 124.5 yards, 13 WPI
  11. Mermaid Bling art yarn from the Yarn Wench; 106.1 yards thread-plied plus 4.5 yards beaded; bulky weight
  12. Meteor Shower handspun from Greenwood Fiberworks; 268 yds. chain-ply, 15 WPI
  13. Rust Verde handspun from the Yarn Wench; 24.2 yds, thread-plied with copper poly threads; bulky weight
  14. Sochi handspun from Greenwood Fiberworks; 176.8 yds, 14 WPI
  15. Sunrise handspun from the Yarn Wench; 104.2 yds, thread-plied with copper and gold threads; bulky weight
  16. Walking on the Sun handspun from Dragonfly Fibers; 204.7 yds chain-ply, 13 WPI
  17. Wild Nile handspun from the Yarn Wench; 215.9 yds, plied with rayon thread and green sequins; 12 WPI
  18. Wild Shell handspun from the Yarn Wench; 95 yds, thread-plied with metallic silver thread; 9 WPI
  19. Wild Turquoise handspun from the Yarn Wench; 188 yds auto-plied with turquoise thread, 10 WPI
  1. Dreams of Amethyst shawl
IDJ (It's Dead, Jim):
  • Reading: So, Anyway by John Cleese
Works in Progress:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Calypso handspun (spinning) [Ravelry]
  3. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Empress handspun [Ravelry]

  1. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  3. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  5. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)

Reading (Too long to put under Finished):

  1. 1st to Die, James Patterson
  2. 2nd Chance, James Patterson
  3. 3rd Degree, James Patterson
  4. 4th of July, James Patterson
  5. 5th Horseman, James Patterson
  6. 6th Target, James Patterson
  7. 7th Heaven, James Patterson
  8. 8th Confession, James Patterson
  9. 9th Judgment, James Patterson
  10. 10th Anniversary, James Patterson
  11. 11th Hour, James Patterson
  12. 12th of Never, James Patterson
  13. Unlucky 13, James Patterson
  14. 14th Deadly Sin, James Patterson
  15. After I'm Gone, Laura Lippman
  16. After Midnight, Teresa Madeiros
  17. Archangel's Enigma, Nalini Singh
  18. Baltimore Blues, Laura Lippman
  19. Billy Joel, Fred Schruers
  20. Blackberry Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke
  21. Breakwater, Shannon Mayer
  22. Burn For Me, Ilona Andrews
  23. Candy Cane Murder, Joanne Fluke
  24. Choose Your Own Biography, Neil Patrick Harris
  25. Dark Debt, Chloe Neill
  26. Dark Fae, Shannon Mayer
  27. Dark Heir, Faith Hunter
  28. Darned If You Do, Monica Ferris
  29. Daughter of Sand and Stone, Libbie Hawker
  30. Dead Heat, Patricia Briggs
  31. Devoted in Death, JD Robb
  32. Die Again, Tess Gerritsen
  33. Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon
  34. Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon
  35. Eyes Only, Fern Michaels
  36. Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon
  37. Firestorm, Shannon Mayer
  38. Infinity Lost, S. Harrison,
  39. Last One Home, Debbie Macomber
  40. Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel, Debbie Macomber
  41. Maeve's Times, Maeve Binchy
  42. Magic Shifts, Ilona Andrews
  43. Mending Heartstrings, Aria Glazki
  44. Moonstone Beach, Linda Seed
  45. NYPD Red 3, James Patterson
  46. Obsession in Death, JD Robb
  47. Pale Queen Rising, AR Kahler
  48. Paradise of Glass, Petra Durst-Benning
  49. Playing with Fire, Tess Gerritsen
  50. Prey, Linda Howard
  51. Prince Lestat, Anne Rice
  52. Purl Up and Die, Maggie Sefton
  53. Raintree: Haunted, Linda Winstead Jones
  54. Raintree: Inferno, Linda Howard
  55. Rebel Queen, Michelle Moran
  56. Recurve, Shannon Mayer
  57. Red-Rose Chain, Seanan McGuire
  58. Rising Darkness, Shannon Mayer
  59. Shadowstorm, Skye Knizley
  60. Sisters of Heart and Snow, Margaret Dilloway
  61. Small Magics, Ilona Andrews
  62. Spider's Trap, Jennifer Estep
  63. Stars of Fortune, Nora Roberts
  64. Stormrage, Skye Knizley
  65. Stormrise, Skye Knizley
  66. The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff
  67. The American Lady, Petra Durst-Benning
  68. The Astronaut Wives Club, Lily Koppel
  69. The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
  70. The Drafter, Kim Harrison
  71. The Glassblower, Petra Durst-Benning
  72. The Line, JD Horn
  73. The Murder House, James Patterson
  74. The Royal We, Heather Cocks
  75. The Source, JD Horn
  76. The Veil, Chloe Neill
  77. The Void, JD Horn
  78. The Witch's Daughter, Laken Cane
  79. Vengeance of the Demon, Diana Rowland
  80. Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography, Victoria Price
  81. Voyager, Diana Gabaldon
  82. Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts
  83. White Trash Zombie Gone Wild, Diana Rowland
  84. Wishes for Christmas, Fern Michaels
  85. Wonderful Tonight, Pattie Boyd
  86. Wormwood Echoes, Laken Cane