This past year was an interesting one for knitting. The Winterscape Bobble display took up most of my summer and autumn, but there were a few other projects I completed in the meantime.
Winterscape Bobbles- These strands are each 10 feet long and took a total of 240 hours to knit!
You know stripes are our favorite! This year I did a baby-sized one, a colorful size 5 for Kate's daughter, and an adult version for me! Measurements and math are coming a little easier as I learn more and more!
Aevyn was fun to knit for this year! Sometimes it's a specific need that we meet, like with the ballet wrap (her studio is freezing!); and sometimes it's just fun to knit with a chunky, bright yarn, like the little cape. The loop stitch sweater is a more artistic design that squeaked in with the years end. It was a really fun project that I'll write more about later!
Scarves are always an easy project to carry in the purse. I wear this seed stitch cowl every day, sometimes all day! Of course, the girls needed their own! We taught an arm knitting class at a local library, so I ended up with a demo scarf... quick and easy!
There were a few special little projects that I knit up in between the bigger ones. I did a fair isle Christmas ball for my mom to give a friend, some stripe-y hats for Kate's newborn twins, and the loopy bobble ornament. Kate and I knit bow ties for a summer wedding, and I also did a lapel rose and pocket square for my handsome husband.
I have no idea what this year will bring, but I hope 2015 is full of soft yarn and good friends to knit with!