Whew! This year has been one full of change for me personally. We got married, we went on an overseas honeymoon, and upon our return we both started new jobs within weeks of each other. Also, I have been learning to knit, play the ukulele, and I am still trying to fit in some sewing and blogging.
My best nine from 2017 (top to bottom, left to right): Vogue 8615, Kwik Sew3980 for my grandmother, Style Arc Adeline, Simplicity 8379, my first knitting piece, MARRIED!, self drafted tiki dress, Christmas 2017, the women’s march.
I haven’t gotten to do any sewing in the last few months, with the exception of some alterations. My little cousin asked for a long bright colored scarf for Christmas so I decided this would be a good time to put my knitting lessons to the test. I used this Sapphire Scarf pattern off of Ravelry.com. It was a really great easy pattern with a lot of great texture.
It is just really nice to work on something with your hands while you are listening to a podcast or watching Netflix. And, it did not require the same amount of focus of sewing. I ended up with a 4.5 foot scarf with only a few mistakes! :)
I have mixed feelings about this year. A lot of great things happened for me personally, but it has been a turbulent year, to say the very least. I’m grateful for such a loving and supportive family and an amazingly considerate partner. I always have someone to turn to for support, and I know that is not the case for everyone. I don’t take that for granted.
For next year I am looking forward to more sewing, blogging, knitting, and ukulele-ing! Take care and happy new year! XOXO