Looking at the “Hobbies” podcast category in the iTunes store, I saw this:
I’m right next to the Three Patch Spoilercast there. Darn good company, I’d say.
Yarn, Tea, and Sherlock Holmes (Not Necessarily in that Order)
… and the stocking is done!
(Yes, I blurred K’s full name.)
Pattern: Candy Cane Santa Stocking by Donna Race
Source: Dimensions Gold Collection kit via Jo-Ann Fabric
Notes: This is the third (and final) family stocking, and it definitely took me the longest. It’s also the only one I actually did the final sewing on. (The first sewing I’ve done since I was 14!) Like the others, I lined the front with the white felt that came in the kit and used red felt to create the back of the stocking. It’s probably a good thing that Santa doesn’t stuff the grown-ups’ stockings in our house, since this one might be just a little bit fragile at the seams.
No, not that one.
It’s Reading Challenge (Planning) Time! I’ll do a wrap-up on my 2011 Challenges sometime later this month, but the time has already come to start planning those 2012 TBR lists.
First up, the challenge that started me down this merry path: The Story Siren‘s Debut Author Challenge!
I had a lot of fun with this one in 2011, and I’m looking forward to finding more great new MG/YA authors in 2012. My preliminary reading list:
Subject to change, of course.
Next up, the EBook Challenge, hosted this year at Workaday Reads. My poor little Nook has been underused of late, since my focus has been on the deluge of Cybils books. I’m going to shoot for the “DVD” level – 25 e-books. No reading list yet, though.
I’m going to take another crack at the Off the Shelf Challenge, hosted at Bookish Ardour. I was clearly too ambitious last year (or maybe distracted by all those shiny new e-books and debuts), so I’m just committing to the “Tempted” level. Five books. Just 5 of the many unread books on my shelves. I can do that, right?
My working list is really just a repeat of last year’s list. Don’t judge.
I couldn’t help but add one more this year, but it overlaps quite a bit with some of the other challenges. It’s the YA/MG Fantasy Reading Challenge, hosted at The Book Cellar.
My working list so far:
I’m thinking that quite a few of the titles will cross over into the e-book challenge. I can hardly wait!
But, for now, Cybils nominees are calling my name….
Little, teeny, tiny bit of progress:
Of course, it would help if I hadn’t been distracted by finding a nearly-forgotten sock project.
I started the first sock at Stitch ‘n’ Pitch back in August. It’s a vanilla sock, done without a pattern. Now, I’m just trying to remember what I did on the first one.