2017 Year in Review

Whoosh! 2017 went by in a blur. The year was filled with sewing, knitting, chasing a toddler, trips, and many other fun adventures. We added another engineer at the end of the year when Ryan got his B.S. In Mechanical Engineering. I am really proud of him. It had been a long journey for all of us.

Knitting Recap

According to Ravelry my totals for 2017 are as follows:

15 Completed Projects

  • 3 pairs of adult socks finished (1 pair was a WIP from 2016)
  • 2 pairs of toddler socks (and she loves them!)
  • 2 hats
  • 2 pairs of finglerless mitts
  • 12 ornaments
  • 1 pair toddler mittens
  • 1 finished sweater for me (in FINGERING WEIGHT)

I have a few WIPs to carry over to 2018 including 2 sweaters for Evie, 2 pairs of socks for me, and a shawl (that I may or may not finish).

Knitting in 2017 because more about quality and less about quantity. I think that is how knitting will be for the time being. I enjoy the few minutes here or there and the finished objects are enjoyed a lot more.

Sewing Recap

2017 might not have been super heavy on knitting, but it definitely made up for it in the sewing arena.

  • 9 Dresses for myself (including my Belle Costume)
  • 11 Tops for myself
  • 3 pairs of leggings for myself
  • 5 skirts for me
  • 7 pairs of pants/leggings/shorts for Evie
  • 4 dresses for Evie (including her Belle Dress)
  • 2 Shirts for Evie
  • 1 Poncho for Evie

That’s a lot of sewing. And I learned so much from it. I love how I’m able to make clothes that fit well and are comfortable. The hard part with all of the sewing is finding the time. Unlike knitting it’s difficult to stop halfway thought a project. Cutting is usually done on one day or in one sitting. The sewing might be done in parts over the next few days. 42 things sewn! That is an achievement.

2018 I’m looking at expanding into more woven fabrics and being more precise in my finishing. I’m looking to get a serger to make some aspects a little quicker (hello leggings!). My sewing area needs cleaned, organized, and better lighting. It’s all a work in progress.

I’m hoping I can create knitted item that compliment my sewn items and vice versa.

Welcome 2018!

-AMU

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