A little over a month ago if memory serves me right, I started on cardigan for my youngest. I made it large so she could not just wear it this year but next too. I’m not buying yarn this year (saving for a home), so I used what was in my stash and had just enough to make this one! I was literally down to 3/4 of the purple when I cast off and quite frankly that’s a little closer to running out than I typically like in a bigger project.
This year I decided to go dive into my cotton stash and learn new knitting stitches while doing so. Since May 2017 the book Loom Knit Dishcloths: Also includes Knook & needle instructions (Knit) by Kathy Norris has been on my shelf waiting for me to knit the items inside, among a few other books I’ll tackle too.
December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting! I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time. Continue reading