It's been a very productive knitting year, I've finished four shawls, two pairs of socks and several blanket squares.
First the shawls, three of them are designs by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. The first finish was the Snowmelt Mystery Knit Along that Helen hosted around the start of the year.
I used Kettle Yarn Co Islington 4ply in the Blighty, Siren Call and l'Heure bleue colourways.
The next one finished was the Whispering Island shawl. I had a quantity of Rowanspun DK in deep stash that wasn't enough for a sweater but more than the pattern called for so I knit a couple of extra pattern repeats to use the yarn up. The result is a lovely large shawl to wrap myself up in.
The final design of Helen's that I knit was the Spindrift Shawl, she offers this design as a free online class through her website. I knit this in Shingle Oak Sock in the Pansy colourway from Yarn Garden.
After I finished Whispering Island I felt that I needed to knit a shawl by a different designer so I cast on a Fuss Free Festival Shawl by Louise Tilbrook in a skein of Old Maiden Aunt sock yarn in the K1 colourway.
The socks were both knit in Discworld inspired colourways from The Knitting Goddess using my regular plain vanilla sock pattern, the first are in Salamander Flash from the 2016 Back to the Discworld yarn club.
And Mathematical Camel Spit, I don't have a photo of the finished socks but here is a progress shot that will give you an idea of the colour
I also knit some blanket squares for a communal blanket project that was a wedding gift for a mutual friend. All yarn was left over 4ply from my stash and the pattern is the Barn Raising Quilt Square.
There you have it a wrap up of my 2017 knitting. I'm hoping to get back soon in the New Year with my goals for the year but in the meantime I hope you all have had a good Christmas (if you celebrate it) and I wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year.