Happy New Year’s Eve, Already?

Well, that week flew by. I’ve been sick for almost my entire vacation. I’m trying not to have sour grapes about it, but instead be thankful I was off so I could rest and recuperate. Bob and I both tested negative for Covid, so I guess it’s a flu or cold.

I am glad I was able to spend some time getting organized this week. I knit several rows on my Arrowhead Cardigan, and realized I need to take my time with it. The all-over colorwork wears me out.

Arrowhead Cardigan Plan

My new and improved plan is to knit one row each day until I finish the body, then tackle the sleeves and finishing. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish the sweater by the first week of April. Maybe I’ll even get to wear it this spring a few times before it warms up.

Logan Shacket Pattern by Style Arc

I’ve decided to sew a couple of Logan Shackets: one in a cotton plaid flannel from my fabric stash, and the other in the navy wool flannel. Because I anticipate my sewing machine will struggle with buttonholes, I’m going to use big sew on snaps for them. If you would like to see some shackets in action, while also listening to some beautiful music, check out this link. I won’t make mine that long, though.

In other news, we have a new member of our family. A little black kitty found his way to us. He is sweet and very friendly. We posted around in case someone was looking for him, but we think he may have been dumped. He is adorable and has been adopted by our daughter Mackenzie. We will have to say farewell once she finds a new place, but I think this kitty was just what she needed. JoJo hasn’t met him yet as the vet told us to keep him quarantined for two weeks.

Bob jarred four quarts of apple cider vinegar yesterday made with apples from our apple trees. He’s also made sauerkraut for New Year’s Day, to have with collards, black eyed peas, and vegan bratwurst.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog, and like and comment this year. It means a lot to me. I appreciate the friendship, support, and encouragement. I’ve met so many wonderful people here! I hope you have a very Happy New Year’s Eve and a relaxing, peaceful New Year’s Day. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year in 2022!

11 thoughts on “Happy New Year’s Eve, Already?

  1. Love those Shackets. That would be perfect for our “winter” weather here. I like your idea of using song snaps too. Your new kitty is so cute and looks like a sweetheart. I hope you get to feeling better soon so you can enjoy your last few days of break. May you have a new year filled with joy, peace and blessings.

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  2. I have loved reading your blog and seeing all your projects. I have often tried to sew, made a few tops but that’s about it. What you make is amazing and love the Shacket pattern you are planning to make. Beautiful knitting, love those colors!! Such a sweet new family member, she knew that you would be a good family. Have a wonderful and blessed New Year !

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  3. Always love seeing what you are knitting and sewing Alissa. As well as what you are up to in the garden and kitchen! I have something like your Shacket that is made of white cotton canvas that I wear in the workroom. I had to add a button to the pocket to keep my cell phone from sliding out whenever I bent over to pick-up something up. A snap would be even better!
    Wishing you and Bob a Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year, Alissa! I’m looking forward to seeing your updates this year too. (I don’t know why but I keep deconstructing shacket = shawl + jacket, lol.) That kitty is adorable, and how sweet that he chose you.

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