Last FOs of 2017

Hello lovely knitterly people. It’s been almost 2 months since I last reported here, which is unheard of! I swear my absence was with good reason. I have been non-stop writing and as a result my PhD thesis is now almost ready to be submitted. Besides writing I have also been on a job hunt, and I’m glad to say with success. As of May next year I will be working and living in Paris! It’s a bit stressful at the moment with all the thesis work and thinking I have to move country in mere months, but at the same time I AM SO EXCITED!

On the knitting front things have obviously been a lot slower. Which is not to say I haven’t been knitting at all, and I have two final FOs to show off for this year. The first is the Netherton Pullover, which was featured in the reissued version of the very first Pom Pom quarterly. With all the stress going on I was looking for a simple project with lots of stockinette and for once I didn’t feel like knitting socks (shocker!). This sweater was perfect for this purpose. As a bonus I knit this beauty up in only 2 weeks. So if you are looking for a quick gratification project, I can highly recommend this one. The yarn I used is from Debonnaire yarns (the Sprite DK base) in the pacific colourway.

And then there’s one more FO. I started this hat last February intending it as a gift. After finishing and washing it I realised it was way way too big and it was frogged, but never reknit. We had such a cold spell a couple of weeks ago that I was craving this hat badly, so the yarn got a second chance and was made into a pretty cable hat after all. The pattern is called Bough and I used Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the Long Johns colourway.

Now I know I have been MIA for awhile, but I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas period and better yet will have a wonderful NYE tonight. What are you looking forward to in 2018?

4 thoughts on “Last FOs of 2017

  1. All the best on finishing & submitting your thesis. And congrats, congrats on your new job. Paris, here you come, how exciting!! Love your FOs, don’t know you’ve found the time. It would take me years to do what you do in just a few weeks. In 2018 I look forward to concentrating more on growing my business and get back into spinning. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Congratulations on having your thesis ready to submit! That’s quite an accomplishment! And congratulations on the job in Paris! I can’t wait to see the adventures you have in France! Your new sweater is absolutely lovely – I’ve had this pattern queued for a while, but yours really has me itching to cast on!

  3. Paris? That sounds so exciting! I’m glad you found a job, but more importantly, there will be new yarn shops to explore.

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