Finishing helps

It’s the closing of the year, my knitting blog friends, and it turns out (unsurprisingly) that a few days of food and indulgences and a bit of unscheduled time are pretty good for whatever knitting ennui may be ailing you. Add in finishing a few projects and we are golden.

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Since I last posted I finished not one but two pairs of gift socks, and then set out on Christmas Day to gift myself with a hat project to cast on for me. I’ve had a short list of fun cabley hat patterns to consider and in the end I pulled some Ultra Alpaca skeins from the stash and went for the Favorki slouch (Ravelry link), which was a completely delightful knit.

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It’s got a single repeat of a long cable pattern as the focus, which means paying attention to what’s happening on each row, but in a hat pattern that means that once you get to the end of the cable chart, you’re done. And since I think my other knitted hat may have been left behind over Christmas, this got finished just in the nick of time.

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I’ve already cast on for a pair of gloves to match, which I may have time to fit in before it gets truly chilly around here. In Southern Ontario we’ve had a remarkably mild winter so far, which means that my tardiness in getting some accessories on the needles hasn’t been so bad after all. Here’s to squeaking in some finished objects just at the end of the year.

I hope you’ve had some great knitting accomplishments to look back on and celebrate in 2015, and have some fun plans in mind for the next year ahead. Who knows what kind of a knitter you’ll be in 2016? It’s nice to have the chance to find out.

I’m going to start by rifling through my stash. Knitting dreams, they are so necessary.

Happy New Year!

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Pattern: Nice Ribbed Sock (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: Online Linie sock, unknown colourway

Pattern: Favorki hat
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca, ‘oceanic mix’ colourway

 

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16 comments

  1. Beautiful finishes!

  2. I love that hat pattern and have added it to my library. I think I have some yarn that would work beautifully and it’s time I made myself a hat. Thanks so much for sharing all of your beautiful work 🙂 Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Glenna, Nice hat – and you get your cable fix to boot! Take a selfie when you’ve got the hat/glove ensemble completed? Your blog has been such a pleasure to read. Thanks for another good year.

  4. Beautiful! I’ve enjoyed following you throughout 2015. Happy New Year!

  5. Beautiful knitting! Happy New Year Glenna

  6. Looks Amazing. Happy New Year

  7. GeniaKnitz · ·

    Love the hat and have downloaded the pattern. I was looking at the projects shown on Ravelry, and realized it’s a wonderful example of what a difference blocking makes. You sure can tell with this pattern which have been and which haven’t! ;o)

  8. Gorgeous! I think I see some cabling in my future 😉

  9. That hat is so pretty. It is hard to wrong with cables. I dumped out all my knitting bags, organized three extra notion pouches, and went through the stash on the 31st. It felt great. I made some notes about possible projects from stash so I am set for winter knitting. Happy New Year! May everyone’s knitting be full of joy.

  10. anastasia · ·

    Happy New Year Glenna!! It’s been great following you for another year. Can’t wait to see what you put out next.
    In 2016 I hope to be the kind of person who knits sweaters. It’s been a while since I finished one (yes, even my Rhinebeck sweater). That’s why I got into this whole knitting gig so I had better make it worth it.

  11. But what happened to your other hat?! Now I am anxious on its behalf.

  12. They’re pretty. I especially love the blues!

  13. That is a beautiful hat. Happy New Year

  14. Knitting dreams are definitely necessary!
    Happy New Year and look forward to seeing more of your projects.

  15. […] I had 3 skeins of this turquoise Ultra Alpaca in my stash and only used about 1.2 of them on the hat so there’s enough yarn to work with. Plus, it’s feels good to have a matched set of […]

  16. wow!that cuff and cable pattern is my most loved jumper (Aus term for sweater) from 10 years ago. Still my favourite!

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