The interminable ‘to do’ list

2019 version!

Reading challenge for this year:

Regular challenge
A book that was lent or given to you: Cold Revenge, Lee Weeks
A book that’s been recommended to you: Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
A book with a month or day of the week in the title: Bloody January, Alan Parks
A book with a number in the title: The House of Four, Barbara Nadel
A book that has won an award: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
A book you meant to read in 2018: The Sewing Machine, Natalie Fergie
A book written by an author who is new to you: The Feathered Man, Jeremy de Quidt
A book with a colour in the title: Violet’s Children, Maureen Lee
A book by a female author: The Follower, Koelthi Zan
A book with a (mainly) green cover: The Girl in the Green Dress, Cath Staincliffe
A book with a one word title: Blindsighted, Karin Slaughter
A book set in another country: Arctic Chill, Arnaldur Indridason

Enthusiast’s list
A book with an ugly cover: The Dinner Guest, Gabriela Ybarra
A biography or autobiography: All Balls and Glitter, Craig Revel Horwood
A book set in a different time period: The Sapphire Widow, Dinah Jefferies
A book whose author’s names begin with the same letter: Dead Souls, Elesbeth Egholm
A book you’ve read before (and enjoyed)
A book with a two word title: Still Dark, Alex Grey
A book you can read in a day: Old before my time, Hayley Okines
A book by a local author
A book with a question in the title: Just what kind of mother are you? Paula Daly
A book you enjoyed as a child
A book by someone with the same initials as you: The Cheesemaker’s House, Jane Cable
A book with more than 500 pages:The Chemist, Stephenie Meyer

Obsessive’s list

Books alphabetically by author a-z:  A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Goodreads challenge – same as last year, 55 books.  Progress to date: 28 books

K3 Project Challenge

A project from your queue
A project from stash yarn: Molecular Orbital socks
A project that uses a cast on or bind off that is different to your usual method
Something for yourself: Stepped in moss socks
Something for somebody else: Te Ara Mittens (Fen)
A project using a technique or stitch that is new to you
A project that puts you out of your comfort zone a little
Something using a pattern that has been recommended to you
A project inspired by weather
A project inspired by a book

Fingerless gloves challenge – 19 points in 2019

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1st pair: A2 shop from stash, C6 Twisted They’re definitely twisted! 2 points Te-Ara mitts
2nd pair: A2 shop from stash, A6 embellishments, A9 matching item 3 points For Jane Beret and Mittens
3rd pair: A2 – Shopping from stash, B8 – different yarn. I changed needle size, added a couple of stitches to the thumb. 2 points. Warm waffle mitts
Added the Violet waffles beanie to keep the recipient properly warm.
4th pair: A2 shop from stash, A5 mitts for a man (one of the young men at the hostel), A8 pattern owned for over a year, C3 S-T-R-E-T-C-H – as well as being a very stretchy pattern,I really had to will the yarn to stretch to let me finish with what was available! 4 points Gravel
5th pair: (completed 9th March) Made for the March KAL – mythical creatures – I’m working on the principle that the horseshoe pattern looks very much like dragon scales….
A1 Complete a monthly KCAL (March) 1 point
A2 shop from stash (had the yarn 5years plus – no idea what it is!) 1 point
A8 A pattern I’ve had over a year (probably nearer 6 or 7 years!) 1 point
3 points Cranfords
6th pair A1 May KAL, A2 shopped from stash (yay!). 2 points Ionic fingerless mitts

Ravelry plan list

Make baby clothes
Knit at least one decent toy
K3 blanket KAL 1 set of 30 squares done so far, but has ground to a resounding halt
K3 KALs – at least:
Te Ara Fingerless Mitts KAL Done
Molecular Orbitals Socks KAL Done
One skein wonder KAL Done
Knit a cardigan, maybe
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Not knitting:
Make a start on hexi quilt: going great guns with this – unfortunately to the detriment of other things!
Make a start on the green dutchman’s puzzle quilt: Small start made
Make good progress on 12” block quilt
Finish re organising family tree, and make some definite progress: Getting there
Complete K3 reading challenge
Eat more healthily and reduce weight:  hmmmm
Continue with biographies for Carthaginian book