Many people make big plans about what they want to knit in the new year. I prefer to let myself be inspired as I go. I think it's really fun to take part in knit-alongs organized by the various knitting podcasts on You Tube. I think I will mostly be knitting smaller projects this year, such as socks, mittens, hats, that's what I like best. The first completed project was started in December. It was an Advent mystery knit-along that went on throughout December until Christmas. It was a mystery shawl from Gro Tveitstøl, which is in the podcast "Bare en mask til". I didn't finish it in December, but had it finished on January 3rd. The pattern has now been named Tirilskjerf. I knitted mine in Nordlysgarn from Viking yarn.
Mitt neste prosjekt var et par sokker. Det er Diagon Ally sokker fra Lori Wagner. De er januar mønsteret i samstrikk hos Fjellrosa design. Jeg har strikket dem i Paintbox Yarn Socks, et garn jeg vant i en knit along for flere år siden. My nest project was a pair of socks. It is Diagon Ally socks by Lori Wagner. They are the January pattern of a knit-along at Fjellrosa Design. I have knitted them in Paintbox Yarns Socks, it is a yarn I won in a knit along some years ago.
The next pair finished are felted mittens. Bitta Mikkelborg has a knitalong in her Facebook group, "Bittami's design for strikkelystne". You can knit three projects from her newest knitting book Bittas Gavestrikk. I have knitted the mittens "Good and warm mittens". They are knitted in Vams wool yarn from Rauma. I felted them in the washing machine. It's always exciting how it will turn out, but the result was good this time :)