The Last Cast Ons of 2020

For the wise, learning never ends.

2020 is coming to a close. Hasn’t this year felt like a decade instead of a year? I’ve learned quite a bit this year both in knitting and in my day job. My knitting skills have definitely improved by leaps and bounds. I contemplated breaking from tradition and working on wips instead of casting on new projects this New Years Eve. The British Hubby surprised me with yarn to make some more adventurous patterns. Why break from tradition? I didn’t cast on just one project today. I cast on two!

One thing I learned this year, I really enjoy these yarn surprise kals. It’s sort of like I have a surprise gift every day. I know what the pattern looks like already so it’s not a complete mystery. And there’s no pressure to have my rows completed before the next pattern rows are released. I can do it at my own pace. I’m a process knitter after all. At one end of year yarn sale, I acquired the 12 Days Cowl set. I decided to turn mine into a scarf. Above is the start of my Chevrons of Christmas.

I’m really very excited for my last official cast on of 2020. I’ve done some very basic color work. It always brings a smile to my face to watch the yarn motif come to life. In 2021, I’m bringing my color work skills up a level. Here’s the start of Damselfly Beanie 2020. This will be the first time I’ve done color work with more than two colors. This knit will probably be a bit too ambitious as the day marches on, and the British Hubby and I open a bottle of bubbles to celebrate the end of 2020.

We’re off to make some keto snacks, snuggle the kitties and watch some movies as we welcome in the New Year. I managed to elevate my amazing keto lamb melt by adding two types of cheese. Boursin adds another level to this amazing sarnie.

May 2021 bring you peace, love and compassion.

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