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Creative goals for 2020 and finished Christmas socks

General plans/ambitions: Christmas socks! I received this yarn from my parents at our early Christmas celebration, and decided to cast them on right away, even if they wouldn't be finished by Christmas 2019. For these socks, I used the heel and gusset shaping from the Cyril socks pattern, since that produces the best fit for my high arches. I knit these just as a vanilla sock with my preferred numbers. The basic info is listed below, but for even more details, you can see my ravelry project page...

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In between

As we transitioned into the new year, here are some favorite little things:I've been on solo naptime walks (while Nicholas stayed home with Cooper) on a very cold, tiny-bit-snowy day. We bought a new mirror for our bedroom. It's round, and I love the visually soft edges in contrast to a lot of right angles. I spent some time (maybe too much time) looking at photos on Facebook from a decade ago...

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2019: A year in review

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. Knitting: Creatively, the start of the year felt a little slow, since morning sickness derailed any interest in much of anything. I did regain my knitting mojo, but then life circumstances were hectic with a cross-country move, etc...

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2019: A (knitting) year in review

Each year, I enjoy writing up a little summary of completed projects. It's fun for me to notice trends in my creativity from year-to-year, considering life events etc. And I do enjoy looking at a year-long collection of work, so to speak.So here, listed by type and in order of completion date, are the knitting projects I finished this year...

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Our Christmas 2019

This year, Christmas was simple and lovely. It can feel natural to rush past it, once December 25th has come and gone. But I want to linger a little, take note of some of my favorite tiny moments. 2020 will have it's own center stage for a full year, after all...

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