New Year New Start

Another year closes and everyone starts their new year resolutions. Mine are more or less the same as last, to reduce my fabric and yarn stash. To make more memories with the grandchildren and enjoy life. I would also like to be tidier- but don’t tell any one.

Last year I managed to donate/sell/gift over half of my yarn stash. I also donated/gifted 50 metres of fabric so that is going well. In 2017 I managed to knit 22 items which equated to 7543 metres of yarn, Thats 7 hats, 6 shawls/scarves, 3 items of clothing and a few cowls.

Stephen West has been knitted a lot the latter half of the year with the  Disastrous Bandwidth Hat that will teach me to check my tension.  the gorgeous Mudmilk hat of which I ended up making 2. In the same Rowan Felted Tweed Chunky I knitted Modish Cowl a really nice quickish easy knit.

The other designer I knitted more than one item from this year was Jo Storie. I finally finished my Cove Cardigan which if I was to make again I would make a little shorter. I also knitted a Cove Snood and another Suffolk Hat making this the third one.  I need to knit another Cove Snood in the same yarn as my cardigan and I may knit the hat this year too.

As usual the year has been one of ups and downs, I prefer to focus on the ups as all in all it’s been a great 2017.  I was lucky enough to spend lots of time and days out with Harry and Evalyn and 2018 I plan to do the same again.

Happy New year everyone, remember, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

 

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