This is a time of year to be out of the house and away from the computer, so pardon the silence. I hope that you are all out in the world as well - spending time with family and friends and that you are enjoying your holidays - if, like me, you are already on night 7! If not, I hope you are having a great time preparing for a fun week ahead.
As for a yearly recap -- in 2014, I managed to reach a few of my goals - mixing in new construction methods - such as continguous, EZ, bottom up, and seamed -- teaching classes, doing the amazing Lantern Moon retreat, and working more accessories in the mix.
In 2015, I have a few more things in mind - including a bit of European travel and more new techniques. The teaching will still be very limited as my kiddos have many things to do and I want to be here while they do them - however.... Squam!!! and Slater Mill!!! (still room in that one class....), plus a class at WEBS this March, and a little trip to the Pacific Northwest are on the books. Time with my knitting friends, exploring new yarns, and a sweater for a little boy are also in my head.
Already, a few things are almost set to go once January arrives:
Like Shirley Temple...
And Zacapa, my first men's sweater design - which will be photographed properly in Quebec next week!
There's a Tiki-themed accessory collection getting knit up, and some gorgeous colorwork with Jill Draper's Rockwell, a project with Julie Asselin, and of course, more Plucky in my stash that must get knit. Plus, my first magazine submission will be published soon. So stay tuned!
Again, Thank You so much for all the beautiful knitting you did in 2014. I do try to see and comment when I catch your Ravelry projects and I appreciate every single one of them!! You guys make me look good and let me continue doing this thing that I just love.
Thanks for choosing to spend your time and yarn on my designs. :)
I hope to be seeing more of all you and your needles in 2015..... Happy Everything!!