Merry Christmas, Unravelers!
Today, you get an update on some top-secret Christmas knitting and my Year in Knitting review!
First up, I knit Steve a pair of Simply Skyp Socks. The yarn I used was a bit heavier than sport weight, but I love how they turned out!
I also made Steve a pair of those Woodland Loafer’s slippers – even with figuring out gauge to knit a men’s size 14 slipper, they went much quicker than that first pair did! If you are interested in the gauge for a much bigger slipper, you can read my notes here.
2019 was a very productive year for knitting! I set a goal to make 18 projects on Ravelry this year, and I blew past that goal with
27 28 completed projects! (somehow one pair of socks for Steve never got entered!)
It was a year for “repeat knitting” though! You know I made 2 pairs of those Woodland Loafers but there were many more multiples of things made! There were two Beneath the Rocks Headbands, two Velvet-y Cowls (and one mini Velvet-y Cowl so Vivi can match her momma!) There were two Screen Doors as well! And there was a pair of Bunnies for Genevieve!
A good pattern is one that you want to knit over and over and over again!
There were six sweaters knit in 2019 – a number I am most happy with! I have some plans for at least one sweater repeat in 2020 – I absolutely love my Regan Sweater and I wear it almost every day! I think a second one would be perfect (especially this mod!) and I have some yarn that I think might work for it. I have not swatched yet – but I will be as soon as I have finished my Evening Dew Cardigan which I think this can be finished easily in January and that leaves lots of winter left to knit another sweater! As you can see, I have roughly 2 inches of the body knit – just 12-ish more inches to go!
No book updates this week – next week I will share my Year of Reading!
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I am so thankful for all your participation over the year and I hope that your day is full of the joy of Christmas, the love of friends and family, and LOTS of knitting time! XO
I love all of this knitting!! You’ve had such a great year!
Merry Christmas, Kay! You finished so many beautiful projects this year, and I’m especially inspired by all those sweaters! I’ve decided that 2020 is going to be my year of sweaters because I’m getting really bored with most of the sweaters in my drawer (and many of them are a little too big now, anyway).
I hope you had a Merry Christmas, Kat! It was certainly a gorgeous knitting year for you. I can’t stop browsing your photo grid!!
Wow – you had an amazing knitting year. Happy Christmas!
Merry Christmas! What a wonderful knitting year with all of those sweaters. Wow. Those little bunnies are on my list.
What an inspiring year of knitting! Wow!
I’m impressed with all that you knit!
What a great year you have had in knitting, Kat! All of your projects look wonderful, and I’m glad to see that someone else agrees with my own philosophy of “a good pattern is one that you want to knit over and over and over again”!
I’m thankful for your hosting of Unraveled Wednesday all year, and for your knitting knowledge and inspiration!
My goodness, you have been productive this year! Great stuff.
Looks like a great year of knitting! I love those bunnies. I’m thinking there will be more toys in my FO bin for 2020.
both the socks and the slippers look wonderful!! Merry Christmas!!
oh, Steve is a lucky guy 🙂 and what a great year of knitting!!
Some really great projects came off your needles this year! Thanks so much for the “big foot” mods… my SIL needs a new pair of slippers, I’m told (and I’ll patch his old ones, too).