You could that 2017 was a rather knit-productive year for me. I took a headstrong dive into colorwork with the modern colorwork class and cowl, and then later with my glacier park cowl. I knit a lot of socks and slippers, as they became comfort knitting to me, and I realized just how much I actually love wearing them. I knit two sweaters, both cardigans, and at extremely different gauges. And I knit more Christmas gifts this year than ever before. I'm pleased (and a little bit surprised) at the amount of projects I completed, but also that I tried my hand at some new, somewhat scary-to-me skills, like colorwork and more sweater knitting.
So here, in order of completion date, are the projects I finished this year:
- Mount Gilead Cowl
- Kveta shawl
- Woodstack mittens
- Knitted hearts (I made maybe a dozen of these)
- Late Night Socks
- Arctic cardigan
- Sencilla Cowl
- Simple House Slippers
- Modern Colorwork Cowl
- Slipper socks for Nicholas
- May cardigan
- Junction brioche scarf
- Shortie socks
- Glacier Park cowl
- Baby socks
- Socks for Nicholas
And then there were the mostly super-secret Christmas knits, that I haven't talked about on the blog.
Sunday Morning socks for my mother-in-law
Another Sencilla cowl for my sister-in-law
Marlee socks for my mom
Navy Ribbed hat for my dad
Grey ribbed hat for Nicholas
and Christmas socks for me
Whew! I only have one in-progress project at the moment, which I'll talk about more when I post about my creative goals for 2018. But first, I need to think about those plans ;)
Since my last creativity check in, in late July, I've been rather prolific, in both knitting and sewing. As the weather gets cooler, I do find that I'm switching gears to more cool-weather projects. I'm eager to finish up some remaining warmer-weather works-in-progress. As ever, the seasonal change brings a fresh push of creativity and inspiration.
Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.
Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks: