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2022: A knitting year in review

It's that time of year where I catalog and review all the projects I've knit in the course of the last year. I find it interesting to note trends in my making, and to look back on how my creativity has served me in that time.

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December happenings

I blinked and realized it's been two weeks since my last blog post. I spent a good portion of November doing Christmas prep – making lists, ordering Christmas cards, Christmas shopping, and the like. Having learned from previous years, where my December fills to the brim, and I nearly miss Christmas because of the frenzy of it, I tried to do as much ahead of time as possible, so as to preserve a slower pace in December. I don't want my anticipation of what is arguably my favorite holiday to cause my heart to feel hurried, impatient, and stressed out.

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Fall adventures with littles

At the very onset of fall, I set a little intention to visit as many local, beautiful places as we could to fully enjoy the fall colors. We managed to visit several new-to-us trails and parks, and visited some other year-round favorites too!

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Towns sweater, finished

It's finally done! It has been for a few weeks, actually, but we needed the weather to cooperate for some photos. After being together for twelve years (married more than nine) I finally knit a sweater for Nicholas.

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Apple picking and apple baking

This time of year is arguably one of my very favorite seasons: the fall colors, the quintessential "fall" activities, and the move toward warmth and coziness, bundling up, and retreating to warm homes after time outside. Since I love knitting, and knitwear is certainly more wearable this time of year, that plays into my fondness for this season as well.

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Finished cozy, improv cowl

This particular project has been on my needles since March of this year. At the very start, it felt like a mindless, but very uphill project. I knit it on size 2 needles, and at first, I had to look down a lot as I knit, and it just felt slow. But bit by bit, I picked it up and worked on it.

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