2022 Summary

The last four year’s I have done an end of year summary, not just crafting items, but holidays and events. This is mostly for my own records.

The year in numbers

  • 123 creative projects:
    • 59 felted
      • 25 lampshades
      • 14 fairies
      • 9 Tomte/gnomes
      • 8 baubles
      • 1 jubilee pouch
      • 1 jubilee mat
      • 1 wastepaper bin
    • 13 finished knitted projects
      • 5 sock pairs
      • 3 jumpers
      • 2 shawls
      • 2 cowls
      • 2 hats
    • 16 baubles filled
    • 12 fibres (or blends) spun (over 1 mile of finished yarns)
    • 6 Dorset buttons made (or maybe more I lost count lol)
    • 5 crocheted projects
    • 4 dyed yarns or fibres
    • 3 sewn projects
    • 2 weaving projects producing 4 woven items
    • 2 pastel drawings
    • 1 wood turned fruit bowl
  • 41 books:
    • 11 read (paper or kindle)
    • 30 audiobooks
  • 7 cinema visits
  • 4 days out on Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
  • 3 music concerts/festivals
  • 3 countries visited
  • 3 cottage/glampod breaks
  • 1 Covid infection and 1 booster vaccination
  • 1 hair cut
  • 1 afternoon tea

Like the last couple of years, I have included at the bottom a yarn incoming -v- outgoing summary. You may wish to skip down to that section, as the monthly summary is really for my own records. I share it on here because it’s lovely (for me) to have to look back on, it helps remind me which year things happened and I may inspire others to do the same . (I draft this post during the year and add the totals at the end of the year.)

Edit: Now the December sales have been received I can now record total sales during the year: Lampshades 21 (13 x 20cm, 6 x 25cm, 1 x 35cm and 1 x 40cm), Fairies 17 (12 normal, 5 sparkly), 9 Tomte and 7 baubles. Sales are lower because I made less to begin with. All fairies were sold, all but 1 bauble and 1 tomte were sold. 8 lampshades remain in stock at the shop.

Bullet Keys

📚 Reading (📖 book 🎧 audiobook),  🧶 knitting (unless crochet specified), 🕸 weaving, 🌀 spinning, 🗡 needle felting, 🧼 wet felting,🧵 sewing, 👩‍🔬dyeing, 🎨 drawing/painting, 🌳wood turning, 🧹 decluttering,  🦠 Covid-19 continues, 🧘‍♀️ yoga, 👩‍🎓 course or workshop, 🛠 DIY, 👩‍⚕️ medical related, 🏠 house related, 🏄‍♀️ SUP/kayak, 🎭 theatre, 🎟 cinema, 🎫 concert, 🏡 holiday rental, 🗺 holiday, ✈️ international holiday


📚📖 Fiction:  (1) Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson, (2) The Visitors by Miranda Rijks.  Non-Fiction: (3) Making a Life: Working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live by Melanie Falick, (4) Narcissistic Mothers and covert emotional abuse by Diana Macey

📚🎧 Fiction: (1) The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse, (2) The Murderer’s Son by Joy Ellis, (3) Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis.  Biographies: (4) This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes, (5) Windswept and Interesting: My autobiography by Billy Connolly, (6) Who Do I Think I Am? by Mark Steel

🧶 Blue socks for husband

🌀 25g Wensleydale, 25g Teeswater, 25g Shetland, 25g Bluefaced Leicester, some baby camel & silk

👩‍🔬 Dyed polwarth, superfine merino, merino/silk/flax and corriedale.

🏠 kitchen/dining room renovation, painted kitchen/dining/sunroom, reorganised craft room with new Kallax unit and other changes


📚📖 Fiction: (5) The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson

📚🎧 Non-Fiction: (7) The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. Fiction: (8) The Fourth Friend by Joy Ellis, (9) The Guilty Ones by Joy Ellis, (10) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, (11) A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, (12) The Stolen Boys by Joy Ellis, (13) The Comfort Book by Matt Haig.

🧶 Gothic rainbow socks.  Fisker cowl.  Frogged Cabriolet brioche scarf.

🌀 Baby camel and silk #4

🗡 finished 5 fairies plus 7 fairy bodies to ‘dress’

🧼 Jubilee bag and placemat made at felting group

🌳 birch fruit bowl

🏠 kitchen and utility room renovation finished

🎟 Cyrano


📚🎧 Fiction: (14) The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, (15) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, (16) The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Biographies: (17) Watching Neighbours Twice a Day: How ’90s TV (Almost) prepared me for life by Josh Widdicombe, (18) Apparently There Were Complaints: A Memoir by Sharon Gless.

🧶 Midtown Magic shawl. Crocheted cotton make up pads x 2.

🎨 pastel drawings of Ylva and seascape

🎟 The Batman

🦠 Caught Covid at the cinema.

🏡 Liosbeag cottage on Isle of Lewis (this booking had to be changed 4 times!). Also visited Isle of Harris and Great Bernera.


📚🎧 Biography: (19) Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

🧶 Handspun Nightshift shawl.

🌀 100g hand-dyed Suri alpaca and superfine merino (Aran/chunky 3 ply), 100g hand-dyed Polwarth

🕸 Diamond Stripe towels (green and white), finished watching Kelly Casanova’s weaving school videos

🧼 2 x 20cm landscape lampshades, 3 x 20cm seascape shades.

🏄‍♀️ Two SUP afternoons on Loch Achilty


📚📖 Fiction: (6) The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer.

🧼 3 x 20cm, 4 x 25cm and 1 x 35cm lampshade dropped off at gallery.

🗺 Portmeirion and Porthmadog with Elaine, lunch with Mike, school reunion, saw parents and stayed with Elaine and Susan.

🎟 The Lost City

🏄‍♀️ One SUP afternoon on Loch Farr

Deleted Discord, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit accounts


🧶 Ship Shape jumper

🌀 Started BFL/Shetland Parma Violet blend, baby camel and silk #4 progress.

🧵 Winnie the Pooh bag with external pockets and another with internal and external pockets.

🕸️ Inkle Loom for my birthday from dad

🗺 Stayed at Susan’s, dining out and in with friends. Afternoon tea at Gleneagles Hotel, Glasgow mini golf/museums/concert/dining out, Blair Drummond Safari Park.

🎭 The Play That Goes Wrong (Manchester)

🎫 Queen and Adam Lambert (Glasgow)

🏡 Elysium glamping cabin near Loch Lomond

🎟 Top Gun : Maverick and Pixar’s Lightyear


📚 🎧 Autobiography/ non-fiction: (20) And Away… by Bob Mortimer. (21) Dis-honesty is the second-best policy: and other rules to live by by David Mitchell

🧶 Sunday Sweater

🌀 Tour de Fleece: BFL/Shetland Parma Violet (2 ply Aran weight), Baby camel & silk #4 (2 ply DK weight), John Arbon Harvest Hues (3 ply Chunky), Merino/silk/flax

🕸 2 x Green handtowels

🎫 Andrea Bocelli with Nicola Benedetti

🎟 Minions: The Rise of Gru

🎫⛺️ Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

🏄‍♀️ SUP Loch Ussie (too windy rest of month)

🦠 Husband got Covid


📚📖 Fiction: (7) The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

🧶 Sweet & Tartan socks

🗡 purple fairy for Bonny

🧼 40cm shade and bin

✈️ 🇨🇦 Toronto 3 nights visiting Lucy (walked 10 miles in one day!)


📚🎧 Autobiography: (22) Mack the Life: The Autobiography by Lee Mack

🧶 Merino/silk socks and March hat

✈️ 🇺🇸 Michigan 7 nights visiting Annie and Michael

✈️ 🇺🇸 Wisconsin 4 nights visiting US blogging friends and Wisconsin Sheep and Wool festival.


📚🎧 Fiction: (23) The Key by Kathryn Hughes.

📚📖 Non-Fiction: (8) Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé.

✈️🇳🇴 Copenhagen 4 nights with Helen

🧶 Such a Winter’s Day #2

🌀 US Rambouillet #1 completed.

🌀👩‍🎓 Art yarn workshop

🧵 Juniper basket sewn

🗡 9 fairies and 2 Tomte


📚🎧 Non-Fiction: (24) Mindreader by Dr. David J. Lieberman. Fiction: (25) Geneva by Richard Armitage,

📚📖 Fiction: (9) Over my dead body by Jeffrey Archer.

🧶 The Shift Cowl, Sunday Sweater neck alteration

🗡 7 baubles, 7 gnomes

🧼 20cm lampshades x 7

🌀US Rambouillet #2 and finally finished last bit of John Arbon Harvest Hues Rosebay!

Husband away in London for long weekend.

🎟 The Banshees of Inisherin

👩‍⚕️ Smear and referral for U/S scans


📚📖 Fiction: (10) Her Last Breath by Hilary Davidson, (11) Let It Snow by Beth Moran.

📚🎧 Fiction: (26) The Coroner by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, (27) Rebecca’s Tale by Sally Beauman, (28) Christmas at the Edge of the World by Kate Hewitt. Non-Fiction: (29) Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Sarah Hendrickx, (30) Will I Ever Be Good Enough by Karyl McBride (2nd listen).

🏡 Pier Cottage on the Kingairloch Estate on Loch a’ Choire (West coast of Scotland)

🧼 25cm seascape lampshades x 4

🧶 Socks for husband (green and orange), Urth to Major Tom hat.

🧶 Crocheted a mat for trolley and a couple of dish scrubs using loom waste.

🕸 Dorset buttons…I lost count maybe 6

Baubles stuffed with sari silk and some pompoms with scrap bulky yarn.

🦠 Covid booster

🎄 Christmas at MIL

Yarn Usage Summary

Well its not great, I have more incoming than outgoing again. Although some of that is from projects I frogged and some is handspun. Next year I have no plans to visit any fibre festivals or yarn shops and I have projects planned that will be using stash. So I’m going to try to convince myself that next year I will use more and aim to buy less than one mile!

Figures in miles! TotalIncoming (miles)Outgoing (miles)Net usage/yearYear ending stash
Partially completed projects not included in current year
1.1 miles of 2022’s incoming yarn is handspun by me


  1. I just have to ask – what’s a “glampod”?? I’m familiar with glamping, but I’ve never seen a pod in which to do it! And that’s the closest I can come to guessing… I especially like seeing the presumably hand knit hats in your photo montage.

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