Goodbye 2016!

I don’t know if a lot of people feel the same way, but 2016 was cursed. My family was hit pretty hard, there’s been death, terminal illness and long term ill health. I won’t go into detail on those.

One I will speak of however is Salem, he died in Engels arms on the 21st of December.

(Picking a photo of him just now brought the tears back)

Despite the rest of the menagerie (2 more cats, 2 tarantulas, 1 snake, 3 fish, small child) the house feels a little empty. Explaining death to a 3 year old, whilst an important lesson, was not a delightful experience. I’d have rather gone over where babies come from with her again! (Yep, had that talk a few months ago as well)

So here’s to 2017 being a better year. Fingers crossed.

In knitting news, just one complete project to show:

It’s the last knitted thing for my neice to be, over in America. It’s based on the pattern Little Daisy Cardigan by Sublime Yarns – I made the garter at the bottom deeper and used two colours. Also knit numerous prices together rather than separately to be sewn together afterwards.

Got a more fun, but giant, project on the needles at the moment – more on that when it’s finished!

Lastly, as it’s a new year, I get to reset my wool count and start again – hopefully I’ll have a bit more restraint this year and not buy so much!

Starting total – 650

Wool used – 6
Wool bought – 0
Wool given – 0

Total – 644

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4 comments on “Goodbye 2016!
  1. Rachel says:

    Poor Salem. Its amazing how much of a presence an animal adds to a home, and how the strangest things can bring back all the pain of saying goodbye.

    On a cheerier note, I look forward to this years projects – you produced some great stuff last year so you’ve set the bar high for yourself!

    • Roxy says:

      Strange indeed it is.

      As for this year’s projects, no promises as there’s a lot going on this year! That said, my current one is looking pretty awesome…

  2. Jen says:

    How can I please get the pattern for this cardigan . Thanks Jen

    • Roxy says:

      If you click on the link provided it will tell you the name of the book (Sublime #612, The Third Little Sublime Hand Knit Book) and supplement (Knitting Magazine 053, August 2008, Beautiful Baby Knits) you can find it in – then it’s a case of buying whichever one you can find I’m afraid!

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