Goodbye 2014!

2014 is just about over, and to help me get my mind cleared & ready for 2015, I am reviewing what this year’s been all about. The biggest thing we did was move. In May we moved from a rental house to our built-for-us house. There was packing, cleaning, unpacking, and following up on things that needed fixing. It took up more than half of the year. We’re loving the new house. Here’s the great room all decked out for Christmas:

2014 Christmas Tree

Due to the move, I didn’t take on any outside IT contracts early in the year which meant some time to knit. Despite the move there was plenty of knitting going on!

I had the pleasure of designing two shawls for the Wooly Wonka shawl clubs. Morgaine came in January:

Morgaine Shawl by Natalie Servant

And I delivered Lucy the Valiant in December, so you’ll have to wait until March for that if you weren’t a club member:

Lucy the Valiant by Natalie Servant

I had my first pattern in a physical magazine. My Valerian Hat was in the 2014 Accessories edition of Knitscene:

Valerian Hat by Natalie Servant (Knitscene Accessories 2014)

© Knitscene/Harper Point

I created a simple triangular shawl with lace, texture & bead options. Khufu was fun:

Khufu Shawl by Natalie Servant

In July, for my 5th annual Tour de France KAL, I released Peloton. This semi-circular shawl was inspired by the cyclists in the Tour:

Peloton Shawl by Natalie Servant

A fun knitting break led to a simple pattern release: the Giftable Cowl is quick, reversible, and perfect for handspun yarn:

I released the Frond patterns – mittens & a hat. This was my first mitten pattern, but there are at least 2 more on the way in 2015:

Frond Hat & Mittens Set by Natalie Servant

And finally, I was thrilled to begin to share some work that’s been in progress for a couple of years. Here’s the initial “cover” of my Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book:

Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book

So far only the first design summary square is filled in, but 11 more are on the way! The patterns will be coming once a month in 2015. I released the January 2015 pattern a little early. My Cormier Grille Shawl is a reversible lace shawl – deceptively simple, and worked in yarn from a wonderful couple of Canadian indie yarnies:

Angel Lace (Lothlorien) from Turtlepurl Yarns:

Cormier Grille Shawl by Natalie Servant (Canadian Art Deco Knits)

Sock (Pewter) from Yvieknits Yarn:

Cormier Grille Shawl by Natalie Servant (Canadian Art Deco Knits) on Pewter Sock from Yvieknits Yarn

See you with a whole lot more Art Deco fun in 2015!

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