If you think I haven’t been blogging at all in the past six months, well, you’d be half right. I have done a lot of writing but I haven’t been able to finish a post. I actually started this post a month ago and am just getting around now to putting in the finishing touches and hitting publish.
Even though I haven’t done much blogging, as the year was wrapping up I kept thinking about my 2014 year in review post. I loved the story it told and I knew I wanted to do another review, so here is a brief look at 2015!
- Total: 20 finished projects!
- 12 gifts: new babies, rav swaps, and parents. (Although my mom might still be waiting for me to sew buttons on that cardigan, yikes.)
- 4 for me! Including two amazing sweaters that I love.
- 3 for Winnie
- 1 for Mr. Disco
My main goal was to knit more for me, which I would say I accomplished. I don’t think I will ever stop knitting baby gifts as long as there are new babies in my life, and I’m ok with that, because knitting for other people really does bring me joy. As long as it is balanced with some selfish knitting too!
As I think about 2016, I want to take it slow. Last year I felt an urgency to knit all the things! but this year, between work, classes, family, and friends; I know that won’t be possible. So I want to focus on all the projects I have already bought yarn for, because I have a tendency to find a new project or test that I just have to knit right away, while my stash just sits there waiting patiently in my closet.
So what’s on board for 2016?
Last December I started a mini mitten advent garland. I’ve only knit 2 mittens so far, but am planning on finishing the garland for advent 2016. I am hoping this will be a great summer knitting project when it is too hot to hold anything larger.
Also last year, I spent about 6 months trawling Ravelry just waiting for people to post madelinetosh dk/dk twist partial skeins for sale. All of a sudden I had 40+ balls and no real plans. After mulling over a few different blanket patterns, I finally decided on Vivid. I have 5 squares knit already. I am sure it will get old fast but I hope to finish it by the end of the year.
I also have some Valley Superwash DK for a sweater for Mr. Disco, and the yarn for Epistrophy and On the Grass for me. And all those mini skeins I posted about last summer? I started a scarf and abandoned it quickly, I would love to finish that too!