Hello and welcome to the first Monthly Digest of 2022! This month was VERY chaotic personally with work, getting sick, and just a lot of stuff that needed my attention. Somehow I managed to find time to read, make, and do some other fun things.
My reading mojo is back! I was able to finish 9 books, which is a shock because I only read 1 last month. I really was afraid that trend was going to continue. I found some winners this month and unfortunately not so great ones, but I am glad I read them.
- Read My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones, 4 Stars
- Read Beg, Steal and Borrow by Robert Shore, 3 Stars
- Read Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw, 2 Stars
- Read Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present by Peter Vronsky, 4 Stars
- Read Inferno by Dante Alighieri, 4 Stars
- Read Horns by Joe Hill, 2 Stars
- Read Irish Folk Tales by Henry Glassie, 4 Stars
- Read Overlord, Vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama, so-bin (Illustrator), 4 Stars
- Read Ms. Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
Crochet, Knitting and Crafting
The first project I finished this year was the Apiarist Cowl by Claire Borchardt. This was my first time needing a cable needle and I was very intimidated at first. As I worked through it, it became easier. Funny how that happens! lol. I really loved how this came out because I have been using it every day since. It is cute, warm, and soft as can be.
The second item I finished was also a winter accessory, a Musselburgh by Ysolda Teague. This was an impulse make through and through. I had to put working on socks aside because I was unable to see the person I was making them for so I needed something else to work on. I ended up using fingering scraps from an old project. I love how this hat ended up coming out. I have not used it yet because I still need to block the hat, but I am waiting to have to block a few more things.
This month was a really weird one to say the least. But, with that being said, I managed to make some pretty great memories. I went to a paint class with my friend and had a blast! I have not painted in a very long time so it was great to do something different and have some great conversation. I also somehow was able to order a new graphics card for my computer so once that arrives I can install it and hopefully finally finish my play through of Resident Evil Village and actually see what is going on. So, while January was really chaotic, some great things came out of it.