December 18, 2016



I am probably the last to know about this, but if you have an Instagram account you can use this handy link, and your best nine Instagram photos of the year are automatically generated.  It is no surprise to me that most of my best photos from 2016  are about knitting.  Not only did I post pictures of these items on my Instagram account I also wrote about them on my blog.   The sweaters above are the items I am most proud of knitting this year.  

If you missed reading about any of these items I have included the links below, starting with the green sweater in upper left corner and working clockwise:

Aibrean by Isabell Kraemer
My trip to Seattle (part of Knitted Bliss' #CraftyBlissChallenge)
Vitsippa by Joji Locatelli
The Girl In Me from the O-Wool booth at Rhinebeck
Clarke Pullover by Jane Richmond
Madewell by Joji Locatelli
Clarke Pullover in progress
Looking up at Rhinebeck (part of Knitted Bliss' #CraftyBlissChallenge)

I am furiously knitting away on Thunderstorm by Alicia Plummer in the most gorgeous yarn: Sweet Georgia's Cashluxe Spark in the Shoreline Colourway. This yarn consists of 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere and 10% silver stellina. 

I was worried that the stellina would make the yarn feel scratchy but it is incredibly soft and I highly recommend it.  I would love to have this sparkly shawl finished by Christmas but I know that it is not possible.  However, I will enjoy knitting on it through the holidays and hopefully finish it by New Year's.

Imagine this shawl with a lot of sparkle...I wish I could capture it properly

And, finally, if you would like something to watch while you steal away some knitting time, I found an enjoyable new podcast.  The owners of Espace Tricot, a Montreal based yarn shop have started their own podcast.  I love how the friendship between these two women is so evident.  On the podcast they share such an interesting story about how they got started in this industry.  There are two episodes available so far.  Espace Tricot is a yarn store that I have had on my list to visit for so long.  Maybe 2017 will be the year!  I recommend taking a knitting break and watching this podcast, while sipping on a hot beverage. You won't be sorry.

Espace Tricot Podcast


  1. Your knitting is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Btw, I found that podcast yesterday. it reminded me of my trip to Montreal. Wish I could go back soon. Happy Holidays Christine! xoxo

  2. what great projects, you knit some stunning things this year! I still need to do my best nine, I think I'll get it together right after Christmas.