The last post by Cosmicknitter was November 2015! A lot of stitches over the needles in the past year-almost year and a half!
Well, for starters, I have moved my blog over to WordPress. I like the functionality so far, but this is my first post. I was so pleased to learn that my previous Blogger posts could be imported. This blog will have three distinct areas of content: knitting posts, all things Razzle, and stuff that makes me happy.
So, without further delay, here is a summary of what I have been up to!
I discovered podcasts, lots and lots of podcasts. Podcasts like The Knitting Pipeline, Susan B Anderson, Curious Handmade Knitting and the Cottage Notebook. I fell in love with The Grocery Girls, and out of love with Facebook.
I discovered new knitwear designers, football and became addicted to KALs – especially football themed KALs like Michelle Hunter’s Scoreboard 2.0. I had so much fun knitting this cowl!
And MYSTERY KALs like this one…
From finding the ‘inspiration’ to the final product, this was such a great and challenging project that really boosted my confidence and taught me new skills. Thanks, Michelle!
I also embraced the swatch. That’s right! I have fully accepted the swatch as my knitting sherpa. I knit a Timber Bay for my sister, currently residing in Tokyo, and it fit her BEAUTIFULLY. I measured her head once, and after that, I was completely dependent on my gauge swatch and the pattern. Another confidence builder.
I knit myself a sweater-the second one ever. I chose to knit Mothed by Mags Kandis again. Just love this sweater. This time, I used Miss Babs Yowza in Aubergine and the finished product was perfect. Can you see the pretty details on the sleeves?
Finally, I overcame the fear/guilt/panic of having multiple projects in the works. Presently, I am working on two pairs of socks, one sweater and a shawl KAL. I recently spent a snow day browsing Ravelry and websites while listening to podcasts and purchased 3 patterns for no particular reason other than I loved them and wanted to knit them. In most cases (actually, in all cases) I had yarn in my stash all ready to be knit. This may sound silly, but it is not something I have ever done before. It feels good.
I look forward to spending more time here, sharing my days with you. I look forward to making more knitting friends.