How was your first weekend of 2021? Mine was nice. Saturday was on the warmer side - 40's. It did not get quite as warm as forecast and I did not walk (think WIND). But Fletch wanted to grill, so we had Shish Kabobs!
So freakin' good. We had some beef, chicken and pork on the skewers. Marinated baby bella mushrooms in the long closed basket and peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes in the round basket. We each had some of the sourdough bread that Mailing had made to go with it all.
Sunday morning wasn't quite as warm. In fact, we woke up to this:
The snow did not last long (it was finished by the time we had consumed our breakfast), but it sure was pretty coming down. Later we had a bit of sleet and then rain (like we really need more of that!). Anyway, it was a good day to stay inside and read, knit and nap. The knitting paid off and I have my first finished object of 2021: another Antler Hat.
I made the brim extra long so it can be rolled up. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light and it is VERY soft. I used size 8 needles and ideally I should have used smaller ones. The knit is pretty loose, but I think it will keep someone's head warm. Right now it is blocking in the downstairs bathroom (the heat is on and it is laying on a rack above the heater).
I'm not one to make resolutions and I don't spend much time reviewing the prior year. But, I do enjoy keeping a journal of knitting and reading. I think in 2021 I should add stitching as well. Over the weekend I did look at what I knit and read during 2020. On the knitting end of things I completed 20 items:
- 14 pairs of socks (7 were for others and 2 were shortie socks)
- 3 ear/headbands
- 1 blanket
- 1 hat
- 1 pair of fingerless gloves
My reading surprised me. I was in a reading slump for so long and there were so many books I started and then abandoned. In the end, though, I read 30 books.
- 20 were fiction
- 8 were non fiction
- 2 were books of poetry
- 8 were read out loud with Fletch after dinner
- 12 I rated at 3.5 stars or below
- 10 were 4 stars
- 5 were 4.5 stars
- And 3 were 5 stars