Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 wrap up: love your library challenge

I did it! One last love your library project finished! (and that's one more WIP I can cross off the list, too!) This one took awhile, as I cast on for this, my fourth time knitting the Riverbank cowl, way back in May. Oops! This last version is the first one for me. I can highly vouch for it being a great gift knitting pattern!

Pattern: Riverbank (link to my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 7 Addi turbo's
Yarn: Madtosh Merino DK in the Mandala colorway (used 1.67 skeins)
Mods: at this point I use the pattern for the cast on number and from there knit my favorite combinations of textures.

It's the last Tuesday of 2015 so it's time I did a year-end wrap up for my 2015 Love your Library challenge!  The grand total ... 22 projects knit from patterns in my current library! Woohoo! That's a major improvement over last year's performance--last year I only knit six projects from my pattern library. To be fair, a lot of this year's progress included "repeaters" ... patterns I love so much that I've knit them multiple times now. The Riverbank cowl, pioneer peak hat, sidewinder hat, luuk hat, garter stitch mitts, lullington hat, fine tune, and undersized unicorn are all patterns I have knit more than once now. See what I mean?

So on one hand I'm really happy with this year's progress. I'll just ignore the fact that I started 2015 planning to knit from several specific books and completely failed to do that .... and what's up for next year? A new year means that the challenge continues! Come back on January 1st for this year's challenge details and to link up with the other participants!

Show off on how well your challenge went for you this year! Add your link below!


  1. This so fell by the wayside for me this year, but I'm up for trying again in 2016.

  2. Wow that's impressive! Your projects all turned out so great, as usual of course. Happy knitting in 2016!