With less than 48 hours of 2014 left, I thought I would write a roundup post for the year, scraping in under the deadline one last time.
This year has been an exciting one. I finally pursued the type of knitting I love and I’ve learnt so much my brain very nearly imploded with the effort. Pattern writing is a tremendous skill, and now I have all kinds of appreciation for those who do it well. While I’ve really only scratched the surface, I’m confident I can continually improve. Ditto with this blogging thing. Ditto with all that social media stuff. Maybe that is the resolution for next year–like this year, but with added competence. (HA!) It doesn’t exactly catch the imagination with its literary flair, but, you know, it may just work.
My personal accomplishment this year was to have patterns published in some wonderful places: Knit Now, Amirisu, Twist Collective and Knitty, as well as independently publishing a pattern per month. This is the first year I have achieved New Year’s resolution completion. Ever. So I feel entitled to brag a little, however modest the accomplishment. So here it is, Merry Christmas, and please enjoy the lovely little fruits of my labour with me!
January’s pattern: Sea Scales Cowl
February’s pattern: Asterisks Shawl
March’s pattern: Sea Moss Headband
April’s pattern: Antiprism
May’s pattern: The Veil of Leithen
June’s pattern: Blackberries on Brioche Hat
July’s pattern: Naloa
August’s pattern: Learn to Knit Kit
September’s pattern: Frost & Flame Shawl
October’s pattern: Christmas Eve Baubles
November’s pattern: Rhombolution Scarf
December’s pattern: Beetlebum Shawl
As a tiny celebration, all the patterns in my Ravelry store are buy one, get one free with the code ELKin2014 until 15 January 2015.
p.s. Thanks so much to everyone who was patient with me and helped me so much. I am really grateful Mr. B, Linda, Dani & Deb!