So in that time I have :
Learnt to knit socks - something I always said I'd never do. I always said 'why would I make socks when I can buy them from a shop?' Boy, I didn't know what I was missing out on!!
Each year I like to set myself a challenge and in 2015 my challenge was to learn to knit socks. Almost 70 pairs of socks later - not all of them for me mind you - I LOVE knitting socks 💜💜💜
It's so nice to have something on your feet that you know you made! And, because I usually only buy 1 skein of sock yarn in the same colourway, each pair is a one of a kind!! If you'd like your very own pair of one of a kind handknit socks, I'm always open for custom orders.
I've been to several knitting retreats and yarnie related events in that time, including
- Knit August Nights in Napier, New Zealand (and planning on attending again this year)
- Unwind Fibercraft Retreat in Dunedin last year.
- The Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo.
- Sheep & Woolcraft Field Day in Packenham, Victoria, which I also combined with trip to the Dior Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and to watch the Broncos and Melbourne Storm semi-final.
Upcoming yarnie related trips this year include WoolGathering in May - I'm so excited for this one. I've heard and seen so many wonderful pics of Tarndie that I can't wait to check it out!!
And as I mentioned earlier, I'm also planning on attenting Knit August Nights - or KAN as it's affectionately know - in Napier, New Zealand on the last weekend of August. I missed going last year so it will be good to catch up with friends again then.
I've also managed to knit myself, not 1, but 2!! actual cardigans for myself! OK, one was a short sleeved one that one had been sitting, languishing for a couple of years (for whatever reason 😉) that I pulled out and finished after working on a similar cardigan for a custom knit - but in a childs size.
The other was my Timely cardigan by Libby Johnson of Truly Myrtle that I just LOVE and can't wait for this winter to be able to wear it.💜 I'm quite proud of myself for actually finishing a full sized adult garment - so much so that I have another cardigan for myself on the needles - a Lizzie by Tikki that I'm hoping to have finished in time to take to WoolGathering, and another Timely planned.
Well, that's about it for now. If you've made it this far, thanks for reading! I won't make any promises as to when I'll post again but I will try to do it more regularly.