I am joining Kat and others today for Unraveled Wednesday, but doing something a bit different. Instead of telling you what I am knitting and reading right now, I'm going to use this post to wrap up my knitting and reading for 2020.
Here's everything that I knit during 2020:
I will say first and foremost, that I have the Covid-19 lockdown for having so much knitting to show for one year. I have never ever had 24 total projects for one year before, and on top of that, I not only filled my Box-o-Socks, but instead of 12 pairs, I knit 13 pairs of socks - a record for me, that's for sure!
I have to say that for the most part, these were all fun, enjoyable, and rewarding knits - I learned new techniques, tried new challenges, and sometimes just enjoyed knitting with fun yarn. My Social Distancing Sweater (bottom right) is probably the one thing I least enjoyed knitting. I have to say the short rows really ruined it for me, and though I will wear it, it may not stay in my wardrobe for long. Even though I finished it in the spring and put it away until cooler weather, the couple of times I've worn it, I have not really enjoying wearing it. I'll give it a few more chances. But everything else I knit for myself makes me very happy, and I'm pleased that I also was able to make so many gifts (though except for the ones I gave to The Tim, the others are still sitting in Florida somewhere waiting to be delivered).
Reading-wise, I read 81 books in 2020. If you want to see the details, here is the link to the page on Goodreads where you can dig into them. I don't know about you, but I always enjoy seeing this, and also being reminded of books I read and enjoyed, but forgot that I'd read earlier in the year. Again, the pandemic helped with these numbers too - let's just say that a lot of my time this past year was spent knitting and reading. I regret nothing. 😏
I can recommend a book I just finished, which is this one: