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.
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.
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.
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!