I thought it would be fun to look back over some of my favorite projects from the last year. It was pretty amazing to look back through Ravelry and see everything I made in 2014. Some of those things, like my Amherst dress, kind of surprised me. For some reason, it feels it’s been more than a year since I made that. Thank goodness for Ravelry to help us keep track off all of this, right? I do love that dress. It’s a regular in my wardrobe rotation.
This year, I put out two personal patterns, Logan, and The Most Autumnal Socks Recipe. You can download them both for free here. I also knitted two garments that were made without a pattern, that I’m pretty proud of. In the warmer months, both my Spring Top, and my Sorbet Cardigan got a lot of wear. I’d still like to write up a basic recipe for the Spring Top, but other than that I don’t plan on doing any pattern writing for either of these. One of my all time favorite knits this year (and maybe ever) was my Heirloom Doily Rug. I will have to admit though, it no longer sits on the floor, thanks to the kitties. I hadn’t put anything on the bottom to grip it, so they would run into the room, jump on the rug and slide across the floor – a cat slip and slide, if you will. I enjoyed making something other than clothing, and would like to knit more for our house in 2015. Jake bought me this book for Christmas, so I think it’s safe to say he enjoys knits for the home, too! The Aidez I knit for my mom has been my favorite of the three that I’ve knit. I loved the fit of it, and am finding myself dreaming of another one (I know, I know…) for me, maybe in Cascade Eco wool. My Antrorse is still hanging in there as a super cozy and warm sweater, although it seems to have stretched out some over time. I’m thinking it may just need a re-blocking, and maybe 5 minutes in the dryer to help it come back to shape. But, overall I think my favorite knit of the year was my New Girl Skirt. Not only because it’s flattering and fashionable, and I love wearing it, but because of a casual KAL with my Ravelry friend Jesse, a true, caring friendship has been born, and I’m so thankful for that. I really love the fiber community. It’s such a warm, welcome place, full of genuine, caring people, and I’m so fortunate to be a part of it, and can’t wait to enter 2015 with all of you!