I'm off to a bit of a later start this morning thanks to a check up (very good) with my doctor this morning. Hopefully I can squeeze in a quick post now.
Both Jane and Juliann recently had posts about their knitting journals, so I thought I would talk about mine too. Nothing fancy, and no major details...just really a record for me. Along with a picture of what I've knit, I include a little snippet of yarn and the pattern name. Sometimes I record needle size; more often I don't. If the item is for someone else, I mention that. I use the same journal to record books that I have read (and ones that Fletch and I have read together). Again, nothing fancy - the title, author, my rating (out of 5 stars). Because I don't complete all that many projects or read all that many books in a year, 2020 will be the third year for this particular journal (and I believe the last year) (but I have another one waiting to be used!!).
Sweet little (not so much on the little side) Tyg in the background. And here is a sampling of pages from both ends of the book (knitting in the front moving towards the middle and reading at the back, also moving toward the middle).
So that's it - simple and it works for me. So, what did I knit and read last year?
- 12 pairs of socks (8 for others, 4 for myself)
- 2 shawls (both Hitchhikers - one for moi and one for Mailing)
- 2 cowls (a Sockhead cowl for me and my own design for Fletch)
- 1 hat (for me)
Total 17 - which is one more item than 2018.
A total of 26 books (down from 48 in 2018, but we all know I've been experiencing a reading slump for quite some time). 20 were fiction and 6 were non-fiction.
- 4 were 5 stars
- 2 were 4.5 stars
- 15 were 4 stars
- 4 were 3.5 stars
- 1 was 3 stars
I had fewer 5 stars this year, but overall my ratings were higher. My 3 favorite books for 2019 were:
- Fox 8
- Late Migrations
- Tom Sawyer
I don't set reading (or any) goals in the new year, but I'm curious to see how my reading goes this year. My tastes are definitely changing. One thing I do plan to do is concentrate on reading books on my shelves that have been neglected for far too long. There are so many.....
OK - I need to buckle down and get to work now! Hope your week is going well.