I have been knitting quite a lot though 2016 - and it has been great fun!
Originally I gave up knitting some years back. My arms were hurting badly, but with new needles and a new exercise regime, I can knit again. If not daily, enough to bring me joy.
I have knitted mostly dishcloths and socks, which are small enough to not weigh much on my arms and quick enough to get done.
I just went through my yarn - I do not want to build a stash or a knitting Ufo collection.
So for now, I have 3 projects going - the jacket above, with the crazy happy colour arms. It is in the final stages, and I cut the front and the armholes open yesterday.
A pair of purple and white mittens.
A dishcloth started yesterday evening.
I gave away a huge stack of dishcloths for Christmas and 3 pair of socks - and I am replenishing my gift box with more dishcloths - nice to knit, nice to give and nice to get.
May Britt mentioned the sock book below yesterday, and I found it in a store today. I had to visit a few shops to find it, and it is filled with nice sock patterns of all kinds.
I have shopped Ravelry for several cool patterns through the last year too - so much creativity going on amongst different designers world wide!
It is great to be able to download a pattern right away.
If you want to take a look at what I knitted in 2016, you can look in on my Instagram account. I have decided to not try to do any catch up here on the blog, it will just make my head spin ;-)
This is my favourite nearly-no-brain pattern for dishcloths.
It is a free pattern from Bittami's Facebook group called Bird Cherry.
It goes with all kinds of cotton yarn, and always looks good.
Maybe I can cast off number 5 for 2017 tonight?
It is relaxing to watch TV and knit at the same time, and dear husband likes the company.
Wishing you a lovely day,
wherever you are