Knitting Resolutions (2017): The Moment of Truth

What a strange, strange year.  I’m relieved it’s coming to a close.  I don’t know how to write about it other than to say that most things will never be the same again.

Knitting was difficult, not to mention blogging about it.  I often had my knitting on hand.  I just didn’t have the where-with-all to focus on much of anything.

Many projects were started and left unfinished.  Others got scrapped entirely.  But there were a few survivors.

I accomplished no big or complicated projects aside from these socks for me and a fox for Chickadee:

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The sock pattern is called Hyperspace.  You might remember I started them last Fall.  They were finally cast off this Spring with much rejoicing.  I really, really love them and have worn them quite often.  I might write more about them later as they helped ground me spiritually this year.

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The girl fox in a flowery frock is designed by none other than the talented Julie Williams (Little Cotton Rabbits).  Chickadee had been asking for a fox over the summer, so on our summer vacation I brought her with me to the Yarn and More shop to pick out her colors.

When she realized she was only allowed two colors for the fox’s stockings (a modification she requested — the pattern is for frilly socks), she threw a fit in the middle of the store.  “But I want all the yarn!”  I couldn’t help but chuckle, “Me, too.  Me, too.”

I was able to knit the fox quickly, though the dress came a few months later.  The little fox has been loved in the most precious way, and family members (young and old) have started to request one for themselves.

I still desire to carry this list forward.  You may recognize it from a few years ago.

  • Capped, Fingerless Mittens for my husband (in progress)
  • A Shawl for me (in progress)
  • Hats for family members (in progress)
  • Coordinating Sweaters for the girls (ideas abound)
  • TKGA MHK L1 Coursework (on hold)

*deep breath*

I’m excited for the new year.  Are you?

 

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