Friends, please enjoy this chart for a 2023 dishcloth or blanket block! It’s also available on Ravelry. Happy New Year!
Protected: Happy Holidays Friends & Family!
It’s Nearly 2022!
So apparently this is going to be a yearly thing? Here’s your dishcloth for 2022. Enjoy!
I’m running a KAL on Facebook this year so January was a whirlwind of dishcloth designing. I created this one for February, in celebration of Purim, the Jewish holiday of costumes and gifts of food where we remember that one time someone tried to do a genocide against us and failed so miserably that he was executed. We’ll boo his name for the rest of time 🤣 “They tried to kill us, we lived, let’s eat!”
This pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for $1 or you can purchase it directly from me via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Shabbat y’all! I love Shabbat so much so I just had to create this Shabbat dishcloth chart. It makes a good sized cloth large enough to cover a small plump challah. You could also add rows between the upper and lower borders to add length if your challot are rather a bit bigger haha.
Available for purchase in my Ravelry shop here or I can send it to you directly with a minimum $1 donation via PayPal to email@example.com.
*looks around* Hey y’all, 2020 was WEIRD, wasn’t it? *laughs nervously*
Anyway, I’m back (today) and this time I brought knitting patterns! Dishcloths to be exact, one for every day of the week.
I tried to make every cloth the same size, but guys, some of these days just have TOO MANY LETTERS. Anyhow, you can download any day of the week from my Ravelry Store for just $1 each, OR you can get the entire set for $5 here! The 2021 dishcloth is a bonus pattern, available for free here. If you are not on Ravelry for whatever reason, you can purchase the patterns directly from me via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that this post finds you well, and safe. Hopefully we will be on the other side of this pandemic by the Fall. Cheers!
The Ravelry Project Challenge
Are you all participating in the Ravelry Project Challenge this year? I’m kinda bummed I missed it for 2018 since last year it was such a struggle to keep up my knitting mojo, but since I signed up for this year, I’m really looking forward to my knitting year.
I set my goal to complete 25 projects in 2019, which shouldn’t be too difficult since I am doing a dishcloth KAL on Facebook. I’d also like to finish at least one deep stash UFO (there are a couple) and at least one of the two blankets I’m working on. Plus, I finished 2 projects while I was in Tampa!
What are you planning to work on this year? How is your 2019 Knitting shaping up?
It Was An Adventure!
On Wednesday afternoon, my middle kid and I left for Tampa, FL where he was to rehearse and perform with the Middle School All-State Band for the 75th annual FMEA conference. This was a Pretty Big Deal, as he was only one of two students and the first 7th grader from his school, as well as one of only twelve trumpet players from the entire state of Florida to make it into the Band.
It was amazing. The FMEA conference brings something like 8,000 people to the city of Tampa and features performance ensembles from elementary, middle, and high school grades in all genres, including Choir, Orchestra, Jazz, and Guitar.
I’m kind of bummed I didn’t get to go to all of the concerts, tbh.
My kid’s group had about 17 hours of rehearsals over 3 days to put together their portion of the concert on Friday evening.
Trying out unusual/expensive instruments at the conference was a major highlight of the event.
The kids really learned a lot from their director and they were absolutely fantastic. What an amazing experience for these young musicians! I’m so proud of and happy for him, and, not gonna lie, more than a little jealous haha.
If you want to have a listen to the pieces they played, click here. (Not from my kid’s concert obviously, just collected from YouTube.)
Year in Knitting: 2018
The year-end tradition here has always been to review the things I finished knitting over the past year and maybe talk a little about my plans for the coming year. 2017 was a fantastic knitting year for me, but sadly that post went to Facebook instead of my blog. If you’d like to check those out, you can see everything on my Ravelry page (of course). Link here.
This year wasn’t as productive as last year, unfortunately. I’ve been working on one huge project and diligently avoiding three others. I didn’t even manage to finish a single pair of socks from my own KAL which I am running on Facebook! I did make a few hats, however, and a dog sweater. Mostly I knitted dishcloths. And many of those I gave away before I could take a photo or make a project page for them 🤣
All of the information for these projects can be found, of course, on my Ravelry page.
My hope for 2019, as I mentioned previously, is to spend more time knitting and less time scrolling. Maybe I’ll be able to finish my big projects! Maybe I will make more socks! Maybe, just maybe, I will actually make some knitted holiday gifts next year, instead of just saying fuck it and ordering pears for everyone lolol.
So, how was your knitting year?
*clears away cobwebs*
So, for 2019 I am going to try spending less time scrolling and refreshing my Facebook feed, helping to fill Zuckerberg’s pockets by creating content for free, and more time doing the things that I enjoy: knitting and writing and reading. I hate how Facebook has taken over and I hate that I feel trapped there because that is how we stay in touch with friends now, even though it is a TERRIBLE platform for staying in touch with friends. So here I am, back on the blog! Hopefully you’ll join me here too.
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