Knitting out the old, knitting in the new

It’s been a pretty good holiday around these parts, and I’m lucky enough to have carved out just a couple more days of it for myself, with some quiet time to knit and work on pattern notes and projects at whatever pace I feel like. We got a Christmas-card-worthy white Christmas last week and now the temperatures have dropped several degrees below freezing once more, meaning that hibernating inside with knitting for just a bit longer is, in my estimation, quite an acceptable way to finish out 2013.

There will be a bit of final merriment to be sure, but in general I’m very glad to have gotten some good project time in. I let myself cast on a new project on Christmas day as a present to myself, and for a few days just alternated between knitting projects that I felt like working on at the time. This week it’s back to design work again but it’s nice to get a few new things in the mix.




From top to bottom, these are: Joist Pullover in Cascade 220 Heathers, an upcoming cabled Aran design of my own in Harrisville Highland, and another Pi Shawl started back in September in Malabrigo Sock (eggplant), all in various stages of progress!

(Related: considering making pale eggplant and rustic red my colours for 2014. Well OK, leafy green, you can come too.)


I also took some time to sort out my closets (yarn stash included) to tidy out some clutter, and will be glad to start the new year with a bit more order in it. I might even sweep out a couple of dusty corners for good measure.

I hope you get some nice knitting time in what remains of 2013, and that your 2014 knitting plans have some new and fun things! Thanks for hanging out here with me for another year, and I wish you many good projects to come in the new year.




  1. Love the colors!

  2. That rust cable work is gorgeous. I need to do some cables again soon!

  3. Happy new year, Glenna! Looks like a perfectly lovely way to close out the year.

  4. I think it always best not to go too overboard. I would suggest leaving the dusty corners alone.

  5. so glad you have time to knit what you want! Love the cables, just perfect for this time of year! I too, cast on a cabled sweater this week, and hate leaving it for things like work….

  6. Glenna, I like your “color wheel” of candle holders at your desk. Great inspiration! (Along with the beautiful knitting, of course.) Your blog is, without a doubt, my most favorite to read. Here’s wishing you a terrific 2014.

  7. I do love me some cables. Jealous of your white Christmas too! Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Year! Your knitting looks warm and cozy. I will look forward to the cabled pattern design in progress. Beautiful color. Cheers.

  9. Megan-Anne · ·

    I’m a sucker for cables and those are some gorgeous ones!

  10. I can only echo everyone’s sentiments…beautiful cables in gorgeous colors!!

  11. Some lovely WIPs there. I love cables. I always have a few different things on the go too.

  12. I love the idea of casting on a project on Christmas Day. I shall definitely try and make time for that next year! Wishing you a very happy and successful New Year.

  13. I adore your blog! I like all your projects. I wish you a happy New Year from Galicia, Spain.

  14. Love the colours and cables! ♥ I think I have some closets that could do with sorting, too… Well that’s a project for next year. 🙂 Happy New Year to you!

  15. I love the look of the Joist pullover. Reading this, you have prompted me to sort out my stash and start something new! Thanks.

  16. Happy New Year! I love the eggplant 🙂

  17. Traci Gendron · ·

    I really enjoy your blog. I feel inspired today to do some knitting for myself! I have so many projects that I want to make. I need to learn to knit faster!! By the way…the eggplant is gorgeous!

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