2016 End of the Year Recap...

...fewer quilting and stitching projects; same number of spinning projects; and almost the same number of knitting projects. I also read fewer books and IDJ'd a bunch that I didn't want to waste any more time on.

(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.
  1. Bark and fudge: 8 pounds
  2. Biscotti: 468
  3. Breads and fruitcakes: 9 mini-loaves and 12 cup-size loaves
  4. Cookies: 537
  5. Spicy nuts: 1.3 pounds
  6. Sugared nuts: 15.25 pounds
Knitting
  1. 3/29 Citrus Hat
  2. 7/24 Costa del Mar shawl
  3. 8/8 Pine Hat
  4. 12/30 Woodland Animals
  5. 12/27 Snowy Owl
  6. 12/31 Icelandic Halos of Hope hat
Stitching
  1. 2/7 Be Happy by Shepherd's Bush (cross stitch)
  2. 3/13 Leaf Monthly Musing by Shepherd's Bush (cross stitch)
  3. 4/3 Linda's Dream (needlepoint)
  4. 5/30 Friendship Star (needlepoint)
Quilting/Sewing/Beading
  1. 5/22 Quilt hanger for The Hawaiian Shirt Off Your Back quilt (sewing)
  2. 5/30 Appliance covers (sewing)
Other
  1. 12/16 Christmas goodie cookbook PDF (desktop publishing)
  2. 12/16 Christmas goodie recipe cards and gift cards (desktop publishing)
  3. 12/23 Christmas goodie cookbook hard-copy for the Daughter (desktop publishing)
Reading
  • Read 79 books (list at the end of the post)
Spinning
  1. 01/03 Calypso handspun from Greenwood Fiberworks; Yardage and WPI TBD
  2. 01/23 Sandpiper handspun from Greenwood Fiberworks; 223.3 yds.; WPI TBD
  3. 03/20 Sweet Heat handspun from the Yarn Wench; 234.5 yds. chain-plied; 13 WPI
  4. 04/30 Empress handspun from Purlescence Yarns; 148.9 yds. chain-plied; 13 WPI
  5. 07/10 Turquoise and Coral from The Yarn Wench; 102.4 yds chain-ply, 8 WPI
  6. 07/14 Oxidized Purple from The Yarn Wench; 163.8 yds. two-ply, 11 WPI
  7. 07/16 King Tut from the Yarn Wench; 91.2 yds thread-plie, bulky
  8. 07/18 Taos from The Yarn Wench; 122.8 yds. chain-ply, 10 WPI 
  9. 07/20 Surprise Box; from Greenwood Fiberworks; 228.9 yds. chain-ply, 14 WPI 
  10. 07/21 Geode from the Yarn Wench|; 46.5 yds. plied ; Super-bulky
  11. 07/23 Dawn from The Yarn Wench; 167.5 yds. chain-ply, 11 WPI
  12. 07/24 Rose Copper from the Yarn Wench; 72.6 yds. thread-plied, bulky  
  13. 07/04 Arachne (spinning) from Mosaic Moon; 214 yds chain-plied, 13 WPI
  14. 07/05 Surf and Sun (spinning) from The Yarn Wench; 80 yds. thread-plied; Bulky
  15. 08/14 Bad Wolf (spinning) from Mosaic Moon; 186.1 yds. 2-ply, 12 WPI
  16. 08/21 Gradient Violet from Yarn Wench; 113.5 yds. chain-plied, 10 WPI 
  17. 09/17 Afternoon of the Faun handspun from Mosaic Moon; 268 yds. chain-ply, 15 WPI
  18. 10/23 SW Blue art yarn from Woodlake Woolies; 20.1 yds., bulky weight 
  19. 10/29 Multi-Llama handspun from Tall Tail Ranch; 249.4 yds 2-ply; 18 WPI
Weaving
  • Dreams of Amethyst shawl
IDJ (It's Dead, Jim):
  • Spiral Striped Hat (knitting) 
  • Reading:
    1. Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell
    2. Three Sisters, Three Queens, Philippa Gregory
    3. The Thief's Daughter, Jeff Wheeler
    4. Enemy, K. Eason
    5. Jilo, JD Horn
    6. The Atlantis Gene, AG Riddle
    7. Feverborn, Karen Marie MoningReading: So, Anyway by John Cleese
Works in Progress:
  1. 4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]
  2. All That Glitters Christmas quilt (quilting)
  3. Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)
  4. Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry]
  5. Sea of Dreams baby quilt (quilting)
  6. St. Charles (needlepoint)
  7. Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)
UFOs/Hibernation:
  1. Be My Baby for My Baby (knitting) [Ravelry]
  2. Canto de Sirena shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  3. Celaeno Shawl (knitting) [Ravelry]
  4. Finishing work
  5. Mermaid of the Pearls (cross stitch)
  6. Peacock Pomatomus socks (knitting) [Ravelry]
  7. Peacock Majesty by Just Nan (cross stitch)
  8. Tucson Twilight (needlepoint)

Reading (Too long to put under Finished):

  1. 15th Affair, James Patterson
  2. Apple Orchard, Susan Wiggs
  3. Apprentice in Death, JD Robb
  4. Archangel's Heart, Nalini Singh
  5. Ash, Shannon Mayer
  6. Ashen Rayne, Skye Knizley
  7. Aspen, Skye Knizley
  8. Bare Bones, Debra Dunbar
  9. Bay of Sighs, Nora Roberts
  10. Becoming Marta, Lorea Canales
  11. Beekeeper's Ball, Susan Wiggs
  12. Bitter Bite, Jennifer Estep
  13. Blood of the Lost, Shannon Mayer
  14. Bourbon Kings, JR Ward
  15. Brotherhood in Death, JD Robb
  16. Champagne Queen, Petra Durst-Benning
  17. Charm School. Susan Wiggs
  18. Dead in the Water, Hailey Edwards
  19. Dead Rising, Debra Dunbar
  20. Dog with a Bone, Hailey Edwards
  21. Double Fudge Brownie, Joanne Fluke
  22. Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire
  23. Everything We Keep, Kerry Lonsdale
  24. Exhume, Danielle Girard
  25. Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs
  26. Fish Out of Water, Hailey Edwards
  27. Fresh Blood, Skye Knizley
  28. Ghost Gifts, Laura Spinella
  29. Girl's Guide to Moving On, Debbie Macomber
  30. Halfway to Heaven, Susan Wiggs
  31. Head Above Water, Hailey Edwards
  32. Heir of the Dog, Hailey Edwards
  33. Hell or High Water, Hailey Edwards
  34. Horsemaster's Daughter, Susan Wiggs
  35. Infinity Reborn, S. Harrison
  36. Infinity Rises, S. Harrison
  37. Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende
  38. Kill Switch, Laken Cane
  39. Killing Land, Laken Cane
  40. Knit to be Tied, Maggie Sefton
  41. Last Breath, Debra Dunbar
  42. Last Woman Standing, Thelma Adams
  43. Legacy of the Demon, Diana Rowland
  44. Leonard, William Shatner
  45. Liam, Shannon Mayer
  46. Lie Down with Dogs, Hailey Edwards
  47. Like That Endless Cambria Sky, Linda Seed
  48. Magic Binds, Ilona Andrews
  49. Midnight Marked, Chloe Neill
  50. Minus Hour, Skye Knizley
  51. Night Shift, Charlaine Harris
  52. Nightraven, Skye Knizely
  53. No Safe Secret, Fern Michaels
  54. NYPD Red 4, James Patterson
  55. Obsession, Nora Roberts
  56. Old Dog, New Tricks, Hailey Edwards
  57. Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire
  58. Private LA, James Patterson
  59. Private Paris, James Patterson
  60. Private Rio, James Patterson
  61. Promise the Moon, Hailey Edwards
  62. Queen's Poisoner, Jeff Wheeler
  63. Raven, Skye Knizley
  64. Recombinant, Shannon Mayer
  65. Reflections, Seanan McGuire
  66. Replica, Shannon Mayer
  67. Rosemary, Kate Clifford Larson
  68. Rylee, Shannon Mayer
  69. Shadow Rites, Faith Hunter
  70. Sight,Chloe Neill
  71. Silver Linings, DebbieMacomber
  72. Sisters One, Two, Three, Nancy Star
  73. Storm, Skye Knizley
  74. Taming of the Queen, Philippa Gregory
  75. Unraveled, Jennifer Estep
  76. Venom and Vanilla, Shannon Mayer
  77. While the World Is Asleep, Petra Durst-Benning
  78. Wildflower, Drew Barrymore
  79. Windburn, Shannon Mayer

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