Every year WordPress sends you a handy dandy list of stats about your blog so I thought it would be fun to share my most viewed posts of the year! My top viewed post was my version of a baa-ble hat, the 2015 official Wool Week pattern by Donna Smith
Next was my few new yokes post, I am continuously knitting yokes and these are two of my favourites!
Then there was another yoke, my Cockatoo Brae! I was very proud of this collaboration I worked on with Kate, the original that I made the body and sleeves for made it onto the cover of Yokes so I had to make myself one of course!
Some of my most viewed posts aren’t from 2015 and the last two are both from previous years, this one is from 2014 and its my Fair Isle yoke. This was very much a trial and error project when I was beginnng to refine my machine/hand knitting combanations skills for knitting my own yokes
And the last post is one of my most viewed of all time, the 2013 post about my Spencer Dresses, there may be some action with this at J&S soon so keep an eye out for that..!
This year I feel a made some good steps in my knitting skills and made a lot of things I am really happy with, I feel I’m getting better at making more things that fit into my wardrobe, like my Lila Winter which has been getting a lot of wear the past few months..
My Riddari, which gave me my first chance at using Quince & Co yarns
I also did some more traditional Shetland knitting with my Half Hansel, my first hap!
I feel I made time to make things I really wanted this year, like my third (!) puffin jumper, this time in the original colours
One of my favourite projects of the year was probably my Crofthouse Vest which although it sparked some varied opinions in the comments I am pretty pleased with it.
My fastest and probably another favourite project of the year was my Icelandic Jumper I knit in four days!
Speaking of Iceland of course in May I went there! (there are a few posts about it – of course! see them here, here,here and here)
And in October we had another brilliant Shetland Wool Week
In which I had two patterns in the annual and gave a talk with Kate about our Vintage knitwear collections
Of course I’ve been knitting away at my crofthouses and had another successful Craft Fair, I am taking a bit of a break from them at the moment but I’ll be back at them soon!
phewf! a busy 2015! each year somehow more of you are finding me and saying lovely things. Quite often I go back and read some of my posts and so many of you leave lovely and kind comments, I don’t reply back to many because I don’t want to reply to some and not all so I find it easier to not reply, but know I read them all and greatly appreciate them. They help to make me feel better a lot, so thank you for reading here! So for 2016 I would like to know about the kind of things you would like me to post about here? please leave me a comment and let me know, its back to work next week, this break has flown by but for now I hope you have a good Hogmanay and a Happy New Year when it comes!
Speak soon, Ella xx