FO – Ashley’s Hat and 2015 Year in Review

Hi All and Happy New Year! I’m taking a moment to look back on 2015 and the progress I’ve made. I’ve been a crocheter since I was a child; however really took a long time on projects…mostly baby blankets and lapghans. I started knitting in February of this year and am totally gobsmacked by how much I’ve accomplished! Here’s the rundown of how the projects I’ve completed this year:

Crochet: 4 blankets / afghans of varying sizes

Knitting: 1 Scarf, 1 Dishcloth, 3 Ear Warmers, 25 Hats, 5 Cowls, 1 Pair of Socks, 1 Sweater Christmas Ornament, and 5 Shawls (4 of them lace)

I’ve learned a lot and cannot wait to learn more. I’m no longer afraid of dropping stitches, missing stitches and knitting socks. I know I can do it all if I take it one stitch at a time!  My yarn stash is ever growing and I learned which needles suit me the best. I now have three sets of interchangeable needles, as well as every size in the 16 inch bamboos and DPN’s. I can put a hank on a swift and use a ball winder to wind up into a cake without getting the yarn all tangled up. Thank goodness for youtube videos and my knitting group 🙂 All in all, it was a very productive year. I love knitting and can’t wait to see what I make in 2016!

My last and final hat for my grief knitting series is the one I started with. I made this for my sister’s birthday the day before she passed away. I gifted it to my oldest niece, Ashley. I learned how to knit cables and have put my new skills to good use with another hat and a shawlette I’m currently working on.

Ravelled Here: Cabled Hat #L32325

Started and Finished 10/24/15

Needles: US 13 – 9.0 mm 16 inch circulars and DPNs

Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma in the color Dark Purple

Made For: Originally my sister Veronica; now my oldest niece Ashley

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! Let make 2016 another awesome year!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. You are going to rock 2016, Paula. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I know you will too!

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  2. Hannah says:

    You achieved so much this year, Well done! Your going to eat 2016 for breakfast!

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I can’t wait to rock some more socks for 2016 🙂

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  3. Such a positive post! Thank you. Sending all good wishes for 2016 x

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    1. Thank you and the same to you!

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  4. Paula, the story of the hat is touching – and it is lovely. (((hugs)))

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