The blogging all went downhill when my laptop crashed last summer. I may have stopped blogging for a while but I never stopped knitting.
Last fall was filled with Christmas knitting. There were hats and mitts for the fellas and so many mittens, that when I cast off the last mitten three days before Christmas, I declared I was DONE with mitten knitting for the rest of the year!
Every year, I say I’m going to knit more for myself and I never do. But this year I have knit mostly for myself and I have to say, I have certainly enjoyed the journey. Here are just a few things I've knit this year. I knit this fabulous pair of Lumberjack housesocks in Liberty Wool. I love ‘em so much that I want at least seven more pairs!
The summer has been the Summer of Shawls. I’ve knit three - Chance of Flurries, Meet Me at the Ryman, and Sandness. I think that knitting three shawls is pretty good, considering that I knit Flurries twice and almost lost my mind trying to knit Ryman on a deadline (I made the deadline with time to spare but it was iffy there for a while).
There were two trips to Nashville this year. I went to Stitches South back in the Spring and brought home a big bag of knitterly loot and I'm slowly knitting my way through the yarn I bought.
And there was the trip in the summer to the Conference for the Community Concert Series where my Meet Me at the Ryman shawl met the Ryman. And a nice visit to Haus of Yarn.
Fall is taking her time arriving here in the South, but the cooler evenings are the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with a nice cup of coffee or tea and my knitting.