In my continuing effort to wrap up 2015, let's talk about the knitting today.
Here's a little screen shot of 2015's knitting, thanks to Ravelry. Ten projects. Seven shawls, two sweaters (one good, one bad), and a pair of mitts. I'm pleased with all of these projects (well. . . except for that linen sweater).
The knitting has definitely slowed here - but that's okay. While I may not be turning out as many projects as I have in years past, I still knit a few rows most every day. My "production" has slowed for two main reasons: (1) I'm knitting more challenging projects (lace shawls) -- and that just takes longer, and (2) I'm filling my time with other creative pursuits. I made an Alabama Chanin t-shirt during 2015, and I started taking art classes. And then, of course, I have the garden in the summer. So the knitting is an ever-present pastime in my life, but not my only creative outlet.
There were some "fails," of course (because there always are). There was this fine start - but not enough yarn. And I signed up for the March Through Time Cowl, but never got "marching" (on the cowl, that is). I also cast on for a pair of socks, but found the yarn too pool-y, which made me grumpy. (So no socks this year.)
Other knitting highlights for 2015:
- Rhinebeck. That's been on my knit-bucket-list for . . . ever.
- KonMari-ing my stash. Although I've never blogged it (not sure why, exactly), but I sliced-and-diced my stash last summer in a pretty drastic way. And then I organized my "keepers" on Ravelry. (No worries. I still have plenty of yarn.)
- By-passing the Christmas-knitting Crazy Train. (And that was wonderful.)
I'm looking forward to a creative 2016 -- starting with a new "Knit Night" (for me; I'm joining a group already in progress) tonight, and a little project that's nearly ready for cast off. (Stay tuned!)