Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Creative Recap

This year was surprising productive considering how unwell I was for most of it. I did notice that it took me far longer to finish a pair of socks than it has in the past, but I still got a few pairs knit up.

I knit 5 pairs of socks (one which was knee-high), 5 hats, 2 cowls, and 1 shawl. 5 of those knits were gifts, 2 were shop samples, 1 was a design sample, and all 5 pairs of socks were for meeeeeeee. Looking at all my new pairs of socks, it seems that my love for self-striping yarn isn't going to end any time soon. Also, it looks like I spread the love around: each self striped pair was from a different dyer.

I put out five designs this year: two pairs of socks: Whiskey and Rye and Prance Past The Poppies; a mini collection called A Midsummer's Night Knit that had the Oberon Mitts and Titania Cowl; a shawl called Kelp Forest, which had been in development for over two years before I called it perfect.

I also started to paint again. At the beginning of the year I was obsessed with gouache.
By the end of the year I much preferred to play with watercolors. 

I also drew my daily comic, well, daily.

This year has been a tough one, but I learned that just doing little bits of art each day, or even weekly, add up to a large body of work by the end. I might have felt like I wasn't doing anything artistic all year, but clearly that wasn't the case. I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish. I hope that I can remember that feeling as I move into the new year.


Monica said...

I love the comics! Thanks for the laugh. Wish that we live closer so we can knit together and perhaps show me a thing or two about watercolors :-) Happy New Year. May 2017 brings you health, peace and lots of time for your creative outlets. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Those are some great accomplishments this year! I've really been enjoying your drawings on instagram, and obviously I'm always in love with your knitting :)

Anonymous said...

A little bit everyday really does add up. I thought I hadn't accomplished much this year, but when I looked back I was really impressed!

Here's hoping 2017 is happier and healthier for you. I can't wait to see what you create!

SillyLittleLady said...

These are awesome! You're so multi-talented :D Those Whiskey & Rye socks are on my to-knit list for sure!

Zoe said...

Those comics are funny!

autumngeisha said...

What a wonderful roster of projects and designs! It's so cool that you have different outlets for your creativity. Finding even a little bit of time each day to create is so important for both body and spirit.

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