It’s 2017, and I’m sure I meant to blog last month, but December got away from me. I was working right up to the 23rd, leaving town on the 24th for a family visit, and knitting away on a deadline project. Although I didn’t blog, I managed to keep my sanity and get all the presents wrapped in time, so I’m calling it a win.
(c) Fanny Lafontaine-Jacob
It helps that I did much of the swatching & design for some of the projects in the previous year. I don’t quite know what 2017 holds for me, but I know I’ll be knitting. I’m already working on a some ideas for my annual Tour de France KAL in July. I’ve also got an idea for a set of related designs, but I haven’t even begun sketching them yet. I also have a few patterns in the works that got left behind last year, so I’ll finish them up soon.
Something new I’ll be doing is crochet. I’ve tried to learn a few times, but what really did the trick for me was taking a class at my local yarn store. My friend Anja’s been teaching there for years, but finally the stars aligned and I was able to make time to take the course. After just over a month I’ve made a few pot holders, a granny square, and I’ve tackled a couple of random patterns from the internet. I’m a beginner, but I’m finally feeling like I understand the basics. This is what I tackled on New Year’s Eve:
What are you going to knit/learn/do this year?