Monday, January 9, 2017

New Year Knitting

It's nice to see that 2017 has already been more productive knitwise than 2016. One of my favorite knitters to follow on Facebook asked what our favorite FO was of 2016, and I didn't have one. I didn't finish many. The ones I did, were quick and acrylic-y.

I am proud to say I have already finished 2 items of knitted goodness, and I am working on my 3rd. And it's January 9th!  So that is Rockstar progress. To be completely transparent, both were test knits--so I had a deadline to get them done.  But I did it, by Good Golly!


The first one is on the way to Thora, so just in case she checks, I'm not going to post it here. But the second one was an awesome cowl from Jesseknits. I am not a cowl-wearing folk (I probably should be, but I feel like I'm being choked). I knit this one in Kraemer Perfection (the color is Peacock).

One thing that makes me sad in terms of my knitting life is that since I moved, I don't have access to my favorite LYS. I've gained closer access to Herrschners, which is not a bad thing, but it's not the same. I finally found an LYS--a bit of a drive, but not too bad. Knitwise Yarn and Fiber Arts Gallery is in Nekoosa, and is run by Jane, who is awesome. The only downside is that I love Cascade 220, and she is no longer carrying Cascade. I started a scarf for my piano teacher, and grabbed Naturespun instead (which is also one of my favorites) but it's hard to adjust.

So that's what I have so far today. Hoping with more fiber goodness and books and less Facebook I will be updating more. I am actually taking a painting class tomorrow night through Park&Rec, so wish me luck!