I knit a lot of things this year, completing 38 pieces.
Among them, quite a few pieces with eyes.
Only 11 hats. 2018 will definitely include more hats!
A variety of neck things, including shawls, cowls and scarves.
Four adult sized sweaters. Not a bad number but in 2018 I’m going to focus on general wearability. Turns out Bill Murray & even cat sweaters are sort of specialty items. I need daily wear in 2018.
Some things didn’t work out. I practiced my frogging frequently.
Of course, there was new stash acquisition. And these are only the skeins I shared. There’s quite a few that snuck into the house unnoticed by anyone else!
The 2017 Knit of the Year is a tough choice. The most worn piece has been this Stephen West shawl mash-up. It includes elements of Dotted Rays, Doodler and Esjan. It’s been my favorite all year.
The Bill Murray sweater is pretty awesome though. Perhaps an honorable mention for Bill. He deserves to be acknowledged.
I visited new bay area yarn shops The Royal Bee in Pacifica and Black Squirrel Yarns in the East Bay. Both get the FogKnits seal of approval! I also visited Knitterly in Petaluma, love it up there too! The California National Wool Show and Stitches West also made it into my schedule with great success!
I even got carried away with a bit of cross stitch.
There were many nights (and even a few days) of knitting at my local…
And, I managed all that craftiness while waking up at 6 am and going to work.
It’s been a year of creativity! Thanks for joining me through it all! The likes and kind words of appreciation are always so lovely. I look forward to crafting even more in 2018. I’ll be looking to you for inspiration and knowledge. It’s the least we can do to keep things sane and grounded in the new year.
Happy New Year! Hope you all have a festive (and safe) calendar flip! See you in 2018!