Looking back....2015 was an insanely productive knit-year. Over 90 completed 'things', but only 6 that I really love and am happy to own*. Many (actually---most) of the projects were gifted; several sold at the Christmas bazaar, but 6 truly loved projects is still a lousy rate of return on a whole lot of knitting time that was supposed to be spent this year on MINDFUL knitting. Mindful? And working towards a handmade wardrobe? Obviously THAT never really happened.
Me on Pinterest....
Oh! That looks like fun. (Grab the needles and some stash yarn and knit it.) HMMMMMM. Who would like this? Oh....look at this pattern! (Surely, I've got something kicking around that might work.) Wonder who would like this? Ahhhhhhhh. Cute baby things. Let's knit that up. Stash it for the next newborn in my life.
Does all this sound 'MiNdFuL' to you?
And those dozens and dozens of FOs----were all smalls. Not a sweater among them. Not even for hubby, who is overdue for a new one.
SO...just this morning...
this (which was Reine--front and back completed in 2012...just waiting for sleeves)
this (which necessitated sliding 481 stitches from this onto spare yarn to free up my long #3 needle) so I could immediately cast on!
Prickly poppy sweater got ripped out earlier in the week and acer is now the one waiting for sleeves. (Note: boxy and acer are both sort of the same colour????? eeeep!!!)
Yep. I really have to work on that 'mindful' thing this year.
Wheaten, a very wide scarf designed my Anne Hanson.
Tokyo Shawl, I think my favorite knit of all time
Axis Shawl, I love the length of this one, the colours, and most all the Swans Island yarn.
Laurel, by Jared Flood. I made this years ago in green. I wanted a brown one. One of the few planned (not impulsive!) knits this year.