**Links to the patterns on Ravelry
-- Pittsburgh Penguins Crackerjack Cowl, a visual reminder of the 2014-2015 season
--2015 Felted Clogs, I wore out my first pair and I love them they are ugly but comfortable
--Socks That Rock Pebble Beach Jaywalker socks, I love the pattern and the colorway.
--First pair of socks without a pattern which is crazy because I've been knitting socks forever and I've never tried to knit a pair without a pattern until this year.
--Mystic Spiral socks, I wanted to try a new technique.
2. Favorite Yarn
This has been my favorite yarn forever it seems. I try all kinds of sock yarn but these colorways and this yarn always seems to be my favorite go to :)
3. Favorite Inspirations
Book: The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I didn't read a lot this year and I got inspired to read these after I saw the first movie. Of course the books are always better than the movie!
Magazine: HGTV and People are the only two magazines I read with any regularity anymore.
App: Pittsburgh Penguins App, I could not live without it during hockey season!
Website: DietBet, Etsy, and, of course Ravelry
4. 5 Inspirations
--My daughter! She is growing into an amazing young lady. I love how she seems so secure in herself and her decisions. It's bittersweet seeing my baby girl grow up but I can see the beginnings of an amazing life for her.
--My son! He became a teenager this month. He has faced a lot of challenges and he never gives up. I'm excited to see him start to find himself.
--Ravelry--as far as my knitting goes this is where I find so much inspiration and so many like minded people.
--My sisters. They both manage to juggle families and careers. The older I get the more I realize that family really is most important. I wish we all lived closer.
--My husband! He goes above and beyond for our family. The fact that he has put up with me for so long is a credit to what an amazing man he is.
5. Random Favorites
--Disney World trip in June 2015 with my daughter, my sister and her family!
--Blythe dolls. . .I was never really a doll person but a I have a small collection of these. I love knitting and sewing for them. I love taking pictures of them. It's just a small thing I do purely for my own enjoyment :)
--21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme. These were my primary workouts this past year. I love them and I love the food plan, I just wish I was able to stick to it better ;)
--Simply Sock Yarn. . . my favorite online sock yarn store!!
--Heaven and Earth Designs. . .although I have had zero time to stitch this past year. It is so inspiring to see the new patterns and to see everyone's WIPs
6. Challenges for 2016
--Blog as least once per month. Seriously, I had better be able to do at least that.
--Knit from Stash. I am going to try very, very hard to knit from my stash during 2016
--Stitch! I am going to set some monthly goals for myself and see if I can make progress on my stitching pieces
--Find more time to sew
--Read more, screen surf less