New blog and much to share

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!  Scoreboard 2.0 KAL Carolina 6-10

And MYSTERY KALs like this one…

Ambigious Cowl MKAL
Ambigious Cowl-Knitpurl Hunter

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?

Mothed
Mothed – Mags Kandis

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.

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