MelsNattyKnits 2015 in review

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your 2016 is filled with health, happiness, good fortune plus lots of fun and fibre!

I received this email from WordPress so thought I’d build onto it and give you my year in mosaics.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

I have also made some monthly mosaics so you can see what I got up to each month 🙂

January 2015 –  I found this lovely ‘Revenge’ spinning chair which I absolutely adore; it is so comfortable; spun this lovely merino/silk blend; bought another toy sheep or in this case a doorstop sheep; made two Leftie scarves; wrote a blog post about my love of the colour orange 🙂 ; picked up a nifty CD set of drawers and now use it as a craft bit and pieces storage unit and of course, bought my beautiful Techno Orange Kia Sportage 🙂

January 2015February 2015 – a scarf and hat knitted with my handspun; a quick Ruffles Cowl; spinning on my Brian Vincent Nancy wheel; Lealt socks; plus a review of some of my favourite yarn suppliers.

February 2015March 2015 – a blog post about my love of Autumn shades (I had fun putting this one together); some cute little sewing kits; how I discovered Earth & Stones Creations’ pottery yarn bowls (made here in Brisbane!); an easy knitted drawstring bag and some more yarn purchases.

March 2015April 2015 – my wonderful cruise to New Zealand where I met Mary Knox and spent the day with her and the Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers; visited the Agrodome; and bought lots of New Zealand wool!

April 2015May 2015 – was gifted this Ashford Traditional double drive spinning wheel and some carded wool; brought this lazy kate back to life; another handspun scarf finished; Miss Winkle scarf for my sister; a beautiful green scarf bought in New Zealand and a book purchase.

May 2015June 2015 – The Redlands Spinners & Weavers Open Day and a small selection of the goodies I bought! My Happy Feet socks made with wool I bought in New Zealand.

June 2015July 2015 – my annual sojourn to Noosaville where I bought this cute little sheep; spent lots of time sitting on the banks of the Noosa River knitting; visited Sheep Thrills yarn shop (which unfortunately has now closed); finally finished my Wavy Leaves and Butterflies shawl; knitted a Misti Alpaca Chunky scarf; made Baxter the Bear and featured in the Wynnum Herald!

July 2015August 2015 – Two more Miss Winkles done; absolutely love this Margarita hat (I am definitely going to make another one); went mad at the Spotlight sales; also went mad knitting Croc-a-tail scarves 🙂

August 2015September 2015 – discovered the delights of owning an Addi Kingsize knitting machine – made lots of beanies which I intend to give to the homeless/needy this winter; made these gorgeous Bark Socks; attended the Redlands Spinners & Weavers September camp and had the most enjoyable time; another sheep mug 🙂

September 2015October 2015 – my first ever Ravelry pattern test knit – Promovendus socks with beads; made a few Melissa scarves; spun this lovely orange and white merino and plied it together; made two In Threes cardigans

October 2015November 2015 – did lots of sorting in my stash room and renovated this table and stool; picked up more toy sheep and sheep mugs; bought these lovely sheep earrings; picked up this Schacht Inkle Loom; finished two C2C blankets; started buying Ixchel Bunny Fibres on the Friday night blog release; knitted a couple of baby hats

November 2015December 2015 – a review of some of my Zen Yarn Garden purchases; more toy sheep; another pattern test knit – Down the Hourglass Socks; March Hare shawl knitted from my own handspun yarn; my custom made tool for my Addi knitting machine made by the Lair of the Bearded Dragon; my first attempt at inkle weaving

December 20152015 was certainly a busy year for me in terms of spinning, knitting and buying more stash as well as adding to my collection of sheep mugs and toy sheep. I wonder what 2016 will bring???

Until next time…