Knitting: my Kaleidoscope Socks (Broken Seed Sitch socks). These were originally my December pair for the challenge, but a pair of Christmas socks got in the way.
Reading: Ergens waar je niet wil zijn (The Wrong Place) by Brecht Evens. Evens is a Belgian, (even from my city!) cartoonist and he had his great breakthrough with this comic in 2009. 'The Wrong Place' tells the story of Robbie and Gary, two opposite characters. It begins with Gary inviting people to his birthday party at his flat, as some sort of a highschool reunion. Everybody is interested if Robbie is coming too. Robbie was very popular in highschool and everybody is still talking about him. The book illustrates these social relations in a vivid and easy to read way. Evens uses very bright colors for his drawings and the panels aren't limited by borders or outlines which contributes to a self-evident and logical point of view. I think this is the best comic Evens had made so far and I've read it several times since its release in 2009. It's so drawn from life and down to earth. The book is available in U.S.A. and Canada too.