First I finished a pair of mittens to match Naomi’s hat and cowl. I used the basic pattern from a Craftsy class, but added the garter stitch and used a k2tog and ssl on the decreases at each end instead of k2tog even spaced around. I think they came out great.
I also designed a head wrap/ear warmers that I’m calling “Reversible Diamond Ear Warmers”. I know my names are so clever haha. This can be purchased on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.
Then I made another Oats Cowl for my daughter Hannah.
Still on my needles: Gillian’s Flax sweater, Hannah’s Reyna shawl, and my Light Rain Sweater. Between work and home I don’t have a lot of time to knit, but I am slowly and steadily making progress.
I taught myself how to knit in January of 2017. Once the calendar flips I’ll have been knitting for a year. Exciting stuff for me.
I didn’t knit as many things as I’d have liked, and not everything I knit came out the way I’d hoped, but I would have to say I think I did really well for my first year knitting. My largest project was a sweater for my 9 year old daughter. My smallest, a pair of mittens for my 3 year old daughter. The easiest project I completed was a hat. The hardest, a shawl for my aunt. I knit many pairs of socks, I completed some stranded colorwork. I knit a few toys. I even wrote my own pattern.
In 2017 I completed a total of 29 projects: 7 hats, 7 pairs of socks, 4 pairs of mittens, 3 dolls, 2 shawls, 2 cowls, 2 sweaters, 1 Christmas stocking, and 1 dishcloth.
I even managed to dye 11 skeins of yarn and sew 11 project bags.
In 2018 I’d like to:
Finish my Light Rain Sweater (by Joji Locatelli)
Finish Gillian’s Flax sweater
Knit Hannah the shawl she wants using the yarn she dyed herself
Knit a pair of fingering weight socks (all socks knit in 2017 were worsted weight)
Finish the Christmas Stockings I started (1 of 6 is completed)
Finish my Flax sweater
Knit myself the Exploration Station Shawl by Stephen West
I think that’s it. For now anyway!
I hope that everyone who reads this has a very happy new year!