It is a slower week now for us and I am enjoying catching up on a few tasks like finishing putting up some apples and tomatillos as well as relaxing bits of time with a jigsaw puzzle, extra handiwork, and a bit of reading.
I am knitting my Hitofude again now that my last minute Christmas knits are done! The main body is in process now and it is basically the same lace pattern until I cast off, I think. I am getting ready to cast on a a free Pickles hat pattern called "From Norway with Love" but I will need to swatch carefully because the pattern is written for a different weight of yarn than what I plan to use. Has anyone reading this knit that pattern before? If so I'd love to see pictures on ravelry of yours! I have wanted to make it for quite some time now! One of my 2016 knitting goals is to make at least three Fair Isle/color work projects so I'll jump right in on that soon.
I received the "Sweetiepie ABCs sampler" for cross-stitch from my parents for Christmas and I have already begun! I love Alicia's...everything (www.posiegetscozy.com)! So it is a treat to neatly stitch each little piece of this sampler. Cross-stitch is wonderful and provides something different for my soul than knitting, perhaps because it is purely ornamental!
I have finished my Christmas advent devotional and returned to The Wolf King and the Throne Warden by Andrew Peterson. I read Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch last week as well and enjoyed it as much as I enjoy her blog by the same title. Next week I hope to post my booklist plan for the new year, something new I'm trying! I finished 28 books this past year which is pretty good for me, more than two each month! I am proud of that number. Eight of those were audiobooks which is a good way I am finding to be able to get some more books into my life.
Happy pre-New Year my friends!!
Joining with Ginny (www.gsheller.com) for yarn along day