Hello everyone! I took a couple week break from blogging there for the holidays. I hope everyone had a nice relaxing time and was able to find some moments of joy at the end of this challenging year. I’ve actually got a lot to catch up on, but I guess I’ll start by doing a December wrap up. Since it’s Sunday, I’ll include it as part of my Year of Projects (Rav link) posts.
WIPs/UFOs on December 1: 8
Projects cast on in December: 2
Projects cast off in December: 3
WIPs/ UFOs on November 30: 7
Blanket squares completed: 1
New blanket square count/ %: 84 – 17%
Total Stitches in December: 95,829
Lots of great progress in December, especially getting Slipstravaganza off the needles! I also made a ton of progress on my Druid circle sweater (hoping to maybe get that cast off this week?) and enough progress on my Caspain to ensure that I won’t frog it per the rule I gave myself. I will frog the Danzig shawl this week, I didn’t make any progress on it and I want to hold myself to what I said in May. After finishing Slipstravaganza, I tried to work on multiple things at once, but honestly I found that a bit difficult. While I love the actual act of knitting, I also really like seeing significant progress, so this usually just means I’ll knit on one thing until it’s done.
Since this is a Year of Projects post, I will say that I did a good amount of sewing in December as well! The big project was an apron I gave my sister for Christmas, and I have a post planned for that tomorrow :). I’ve also got more sewing projects in the works so I’m looking forward to continue sharing my sewing journey.
I had a lovely few weeks around the holidays. My family Zoomed a lot on Chriustmas Eve and Christmas, and I was able to do some nice cooking – my quiche for Christmas morning and scalloped potatoes to supplement my aunt’s take out lasagana were both delicious. I missed seeing family in person, but also cherished some nice alone time with my sweater and basketball games. I was able to see some friends outside the past few days, and I loved getting to do that (though I still don’t quite think I’ve warmed up from our four hour open door garage chat last night).
Happy New Year!