The interminable ‘to do’list

2019 version!

Reading challenge for this year:

Regular challenge
A book that was lent or given to you
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
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
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
A book by a local author
A book with a question in the title
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: 9 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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  1.  Te-Ara mittens: A2 shop from stash, C6 Twisted They’re definitely twisted! 2 points
  2. For Jane gloves & beret: A2 shop from stash, A6 embellishments, A9 matching item. 3 points

Ravelry plan list

Make baby clothes
Knit at least one decent toy
K3 blanket KAL
K3 KALs – at least:
Te Ara Fingerless Mitts KAL Done
Molecular Orbitals Socks KAL Done
One skein wonder KAL
Knit a cardigan, maybe
Reduce stash by more than I did in 2018!
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Not knitting:
Make a start on hexi quilt
Make a start on the green dutchman’s puzzle quilt
Make good progress on 12” block quilt
Finish re organising family tree, and make some definite progress
Complete K3 reading challenge
Eat more healthily and reduce weight
Continue with biographies for Carthaginian book