New Year Knits

Happy belated holidays! I hope you got what you needed from the holidays. Me, it was quiet, relaxing, filled with virtual gatherings with family and lots of knitting.

I was down to the wire with my holiday knitting, but I got everything finished before Christmas. Actually, I might have been weaving in the ends of my dad’s socks on Christmas morning, and he got them officially a few days later after washing and blocking. I’ll write about these socks, more specifically, the pattern I used, in another post.

By Boxing Day, I turned my attention to some selfish knitting! One of the many sweaters I made last year was Very V Neck Raglan (RAV LINK) by Jessie Maed Designs, but it needed to be one size smaller for a better fit. I frogged, I re-cast on, and I was able to revisit it after sitting untouched, getting quite a bit of it knit.

Another project I’ve been working on is Blurry Cowl (RAV LINK) by Joji Locatelli. My love of bandana cowls has been well professed in the past, so when she released this pattern as part of her new Interpretations collection, I had to buy it. I had the perfect yarn in mind – a teal and black speckled yarn I bought in Montreal in 2019, and a skein of teal yarn I hand dyed a few years ago. As described by Joji, “Born during a night of boredom, and of the desire to just feel the rhythm of the stitches in my hands, this cowl is both easy to make and easy to wear.” I couldn’t describe it better if I tried. This cowl has been such a relaxing project, with enough variating stitches in the pattern so far to stay interesting but very simple.

Happy New Year and happy knitting!

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