Knits Completed in 2015:
Project listed in their columns, from top to bottom.
Column 1: Sleep Sack for Baby James, Lisette the Lion, Lavender Firefly, Hyperballad (single skein version). Column 2: Xanadu Snowflake Cowl, Fergus Mitts, Rainy Day Turtle. Column 3: Grey Leaves, First Baby Booties, Chromatic Rainbow Cowl, Zippy Zebra. Column 4: Trailblazer scarf, Seaward Hat, Hyperballad XL (2 Skeins). Column 5: Grey Mist, Pacific Sweater, Josie Mitts, Berkshires Headband.
2015’s knitting projects! I actually knit a couple of other things that I haven’t taken photos of yet… which is a tad embarrassing. I just grabbed a quick snap of the Berkshires Headband yesterday so that I could include it in the round up. I also knit another toddler honey cowl for Lila in a different yarn that has long since lost the ball band, but am woefully behind on getting a photo of it. The other is a holiday gift that has yet to be gifted, so there are no photos yet.
2015 was a pretty good year, and saw us expand froma family of 3 to a family of 4 with the arrival of baby James! Blogwise, there were a lot of firsts- first time doing a reader survey, first time doing an instagram challenge, first time doing pattern collection reviews, first time trying Periscope, and my first time writing a longer essay on a book review/ thoughts on crafting lifestyle.
Goals for 2016
Some of 2016 is already structured for me, in that I’ll be on maternity leave giving little James full time care most of the year, and I’ll be putting the finishing edits on my second book of poetry, and we will be travelling to the UK at some point to introduce baby James to Guy’s family. But I do have a few goals I’d like to achieve around those important things!
Book Challenge: I haven’t talked much of my love of books here on the blog, but will be looking to do that a bit more in 2016. I’m also participating in the Mrs. Darcy 2016 Book Challenge, and will actually be tracking the books I read this year, something I never normally do.
Newsletter: Some people have asked me if I have a newsletter, and currently I do not. As soon as I figure out how to get it started, I’ll get that out there. I’m thinking it will give some sneak peeks, discounts, bonus entries for giveaways, requests for recommendations/advice, and general bloggy goodness on an occasional basis.
Knitted Sock Advent calendar: I have loved these mini christmas stockings for so long, and recently got a great mini sock yarn skeins from Tanis Fiber Arts that is going to be perfect for them. I want to knit 24, as an advent calendar for Lila and James. I imagine putting in little chocolates or lego or something, and I’m excited to start a new tradition for my little family. My plan is to knit two of these mini stockings each month- then I’ll have all 24 by Christmas this year.
What about you guys? Any plans (large or small) that you would like to work on this year?