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2020: A (knitting) year in review

So here, listed by type and in order of completion date, are the knitting projects I finished this year. Each one is linked to either my Ravelry project page or to a blog post about that project. Either will include more photos and details about each project. Adult accessories: blue align mitts for my mom for her birthday grey align mitts, knit for my MIL for mother's day align mitts, unblogged and I never took a picture of these, but they were knit for my grandma in a beautiful green tweed yarn leftover from my second pair of Cyril socks...

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2020: A year in review

As I wrote in my 2019 year in review post, "Once this is done, I can look forward, with clearer eyes, a lighter heart. I so often feel lighter from observing the heavy pieces one last time before putting them to the side, emptying my hands in order to take up the next year in our life." I still resonate with that statement. Knowing that some things are meant to be set aside before proceeding and some might need to be carried on a bit longer...

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Atmen shawl, finished

This project is special and a long time coming. I wanted to knit this pattern when it first came out, in May 2017. But the timing was never right, we lived in Texas (rarely shawl weather), didn't have a clear idea of what yarn to use. And then, my brother, while traveling in Iceland, asked me if I wanted some yarn (of course!) and I chose these colors, thinking I could successfully use this sportweight yarn, rather than the specified DK-weight yarn, after a little planning...

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Creativity check, fall 2020

Everything I'm working on requires little thought while I knit, which has been precisely the best type of knitting at the moment. Finished ObjectsI cast them on a few days before we learned of the miscarriage, thinking they would be the perfect moving project. Then after my appointment, I almost set them aside, considering not finishing them. But they ended up being engaging enough of a knit (with colorplay and sizing testing) to be distracting when that was helpful and straightforward enough to be comforting when that was therapeutic...

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Cabled cardigan test knit, finished

Before I mailed it off, Nicholas took a few photos for posterity, and Cestari said I could share them here, as a teaser. I'll update with post with pattern links in the future, once the pattern is published!DetailsFor more details, see my ravelry project pageSize: 38Needles: US 5 for all pieces, except for button bands (US 4). Recommended needles size all around, which is unusual for me, since I'm typically a very loose knitter and nearly always need to size down a needle size.Overall thoughts: Notes on the yarn...

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