End of 2017: Stuff I Knitted, Yarn I Bought

I kept a bullet journal for 2017, and in one section I kept track of all the projects I knitted or crocheted. The grand total for the year came to 35. I managed to slide this baby under the wire just one hour before midnight on December 31.

It's yet another Jagged Little Cowl. I know I keep making this pattern over and over but it's endlessly fascinating. You never know exactly what it will look like depending on how many yarns you use. I made it using three balls of leftover silk yarn. The colors are unusual but I think they work together.

I also finished my 2017 temperature scarf. It is very, very long. I can wrap it around my neck 3 times and still have pretty long tails.

I honestly don't know how much I'll wear it, but I'm glad I made it. It was an interesting exercise, if nothing else. I'm using the leftover yarn to make more prayer shawls for church.

I spent all of last week in the Buffalo, NY, area with family. I decided to check out a local yarn store, Have Ewe Any Wool. I really did need a new project bag because my old one was falling apart. I bought 3 from Della Q.

And of course I came out with some yarn, two skeins of Berroco Nebula. I don't know what I'll do with it, but it's so pretty I couldn't resist.

While I was there, I took my nephew to visit the Burchfield Penney Art Center on the campus of Buffalo State University. We go there every year. There were two fiber pieces in particular that I really liked. These balls are made of yarn or twine (I couldn't tell exactly what they are).

This spectacular piece is knitted and felted math equations. Isn't that amazing?

I'm really glad I kept better track of my craft projects this year. I don't judge my worth by how much I produce, but it is nice to have some solid numbers instead of vaguely saying, "A lot...." when people ask me how much I knit.