Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Rounding Up Last Year

The final tally for last year turned out to be (drum roll please)

58 books read, 75 crafty finishes and 15 pairs of shoes.

No one got any of them spot on, but if you total all three items together you get 148, and via a slightly different combination of individual figures Wendy who blogs at The Crafter's Apprentice, also arrived at a total of 148, so I'm declaring her the winner. Wendy, if you send me your snail mail I'll pop a small prize in the post.
I've reset the counters so if anyone wants to make a guess for 2015 and win a mystery prize, just add a comment to this post (I'll accept entries up until the end of the month).

I'm shamefully late posting my Christmas thank yous (hangs head) but I did get some wonderful presents from on-line friends, including:-


A pretty notebook from Karan (matches the pen she sent for my birthday)


A diary, bath petals and chocolate from Clare


Cosy socks and a pair of  beautiful twinkly glass snowflakes (made by her DH) from Barb


A French style motif sampler and fabric in the Advent Exchange, which turned out to be from Polly


This gorgeous folded fabric tree decoration from Julie

Thank you all so much.
The other crafty gift I got was this hank of beautiful hand dyed sock wool from Eloise. 


The company is rather brilliantly named "Yorkshire's to Dye for" and can be found on Facebook here. It is already well on it's way to being a scarf. 
I don't DO socks. 
I knitted a sock once, 
One sock. 
Once. 
Enough said.

15 comments:

Gillie said...

Oh come on.....surely you're not going to give up with just one sock...
Am slightly blown away by the number of shoes as I seem to rotate between boots, we have snow, my lovely Keens, a slightly posher pair for church and walking around the house in my socks.....though was sent a pair of giraffe slippers yesterday......
Smashing gifts, will have to pick Miss Julie's brains on the tree.....

And that yarn.......!

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely gifts, the fabric tree is amazing! As for the guess, I'll go for 56 books, 73, finishes and 17 pairs of shoes! Happy new year

Preeti said...

58 books is great!! Congrats on your successful 2014!!

Julie said...

Nice gifts.
Love the sock wool ... err I mean scarf wool lol.
Socks are a doddle, if I can do them you would be a whizz at them.

Clare - Aimetu said...

You certainly achieved lots in 2014 - lovely gifts too

Emma/Itzy said...

Nice gifts!

My guess is...152!

chiara thegreytail said...

I'm giving you credit and say 215 :D
love all the gifts, lucky you :) can't wait to see that scarf now, happy knitting!
chiara

Mylene said...


What lovely gifts!

Happy New Year and all the best!

Wendy said...

oh wow, that's me! Thanks so much! I'll email you. You got some lovely presents, I'd have used the sock yarn for a scarf too, knitting socks sounds like too much effort to me.

Carol said...

What a productive year, Christine! I'm in awe at all the books you've read :)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely selection of gifts, Christine

Kate said...

Fab numbers Christine

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely presents and a great coloured wool. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out in a scarf.
Your numbers were very similar to the previous year (yes, I looked LOL). So I am guessing 59 books, 74 finishes and 16 shoes.

Ariadne said...

So many things you have accomplished! I am talking about the books and the finishes of course! Great gifts too!AriadnefromGreece!

Linda said...

An amazing year for reading, crafting, etc - let's hope 2015 is even better for you.