As much as I complain about never completing knitting projects, I have a lot to cheer about this year. I completed 4 sweaters this year: 2 for me, 1 for the baby, and one for my teapot. An extra bonus? I didn’t buy a single hank of yarn this year — everything was knitted from my stash!
I started my Reagan cardigan in July 2018 and finished in July 2019. It’s knitted with Jamieson & Smith Shetland wool and is the coziest thing ever. I literally wear it every single day. I prefer wearing it upside down, so that the lace body creates a shawl collar which is so delicious!
My Retro Tea Cozy is another lovely little addition that I use nearly every day. I squeal a little bit every time I tie that string to keep my tea warm. I used some Lorna’s Laces worsted weight that I had leftover from a sweater that I knitted Baby Birdie before she was born. I love the greens and blues – obviously my favorite colors because look how well it coordinates in my kitchen!
I started my Old Romance cardigan in August and finished in November, which is super fast for me! I used stash yarn for this one too – leftover Hedgehog Fibres in Birthday Cake for the sleeve inserts and some stashed Malabrigo Sock Yarn for the body. I still have a ton of the Malabrigo left so I’m looking forward to adding that to some baby sweaters in 2020.
My last finish is my So Faded Pint Sized for the baby! I started this is November and finished just before the New Year! More stash yarns with this one that were all leftover from my Find Your Fade in 2017 – Hedgehog Fibres in Wish, Monet, Opalite, and Sorry Not Sorry.
This is just an update on the state of my Coziest Memory Blanket that I started in 2017. It’s made completely of fingering weight scraps. I hate wasting yarn and love that I found project that allows me to use literally every inch of it. This project will never be done and that’s okay. It’s not meant to be!
I plan to start 2020 by knitting the Birkin sweater. I love the delicate colorwork yoke and think it will be perfect for spring in New Hampshire. I can knit the whole project from my stash which is such a relief. There are other patterns that I’m eyeing, but I know that they would require yarn purchases which I’m still trying to avoid. So one project at a time will be the way to go!
What about you? Any crafty projects you’re looking forward to in the new year?