Happy New Year, everyone! Is anyone else having whiplash from the speed at which 2013 disappeared??
And my apologies for being a bit of an AWOL blogger of late. As we all know, the end of the year is always the most hectic, but I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and safe travel!
I’d like to show you what I’ve been up to over the last month or so, but whoops – I haven’t taken many pictures! (See the AWOL blogger bit above.) I can tell you, however, that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed knitting on a few “palate cleansing” projects lately. One project was a hat with a pocket for my sister (a bit of reverse engineering magic, if I do say so myself), while another project was a spur-of-the-moment chunky cowl with glittery yarn that also magically ended up in the hands of my sister. Luckily for both of us, it’s very flattering on her. I also knit up another Lakeview Hat for my sweet little niece, and on Xmas Day, I cast on for a very simple triangular scarf/shawl for myself with some domestically produced sportweight cashmere yarn. Note to self: start taking more pictures. Seriously.
In the weeks ahead, I’ll have another project on the needles, but that one will have to stay secret for a while longer. No matter – I’m in the home stretch on a pair of fingerless mitts that I’m eager to show you. There are buttons!
As with the beginning of all years, we tend to set resolutions or goals for ourselves. I’ll be mindful of that as another year of designing and blogging begins, and I hope to continue to challenge myself with new ideas and new milestones. I wish for each of you the same inspiration!
Let’s do this, 2014!
PS: Say it with me, folks. Three days until Downton Abbey.
PPS: Wait – I do have pictures! Behold the parade of processed sugar that I consumed since Thanksgiving (and this is just the tip of the iceberg)….