2016, Thank You!

//2016, Thank You!

2016, Thank You!

Reindeer From The Woods cardigan; La Flor sweater pattern; Gallery sweater; Ocean dress; Green Snowflakes cowl; Bamboo Drape sweater; Sand sweater; Gesture sweater; Journey sweater pattern; The Choice cardigan pattern; Wall sweater; YOTH cardigan pattern.

2016… A year of challenge and hard work; great fears and doubts; endless hope, love and gratitude. My cozy little blog that I love so much is like a notebook filled with memories… I look at each finished project and can distinctively remember how and why I started it, what inspired me; I remember the joy of wearing the finished knit piece for the first time and excitement of sharing it with you; I remember the movies watched, songs played, road trips taken while working on each of them! Definitely better than a photo album!

Crafty Score of 2016 – 14 FOs (10 sweaters, 2 cowls, 1 dress, 1 shawl); 7 photo tutorials; 3 patterns.

I guess I could make more, but it’s not about numbers, right? 🙂 I wanted to thank you for your support this year. It means so much to me – this place got me through some rough days and I am beyond grateful for it. I also hope that you’ve found something useful and inspiring here!

I have way too many plans for 2017 and I hope I’ll have enough time to bring them to life and to share with you. One of the first things I’ll do in the new year is to update the website. I want to start 2017 new and fresh!

I wish you happy and peaceful holidays! Sending you and your families lots of love!

I’ll see you in 2017! ♥

Joining the last Yarn Along of the year! It’s been amazing to see so many wonderful projects throughout the year!


By | 2017-01-01T20:42:25+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Knitting|24 Comments


  1. karen December 28, 2016 at 7:13 am - Reply

    happy maintenance week 🙂 lovely year end summary of an awesome year!!

    • Alina December 28, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Karen! I hope to be done in the first two days of January 🙂 Wish you all the best in 2017!

  2. Angela December 28, 2016 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Such lovely work! Looking forward to seeing the new look in 2017!

    • Alina December 28, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Thank you, Angela! I am also excited to update the website a little bit to make it more user friendly.

  3. Leah Wheatley December 28, 2016 at 8:23 am - Reply

    What a wonderful montage of swooney knitting. Looking forward to seeing what your 2017 creative crafting brings. Xxx

    • Alina December 28, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Leah! It was so much fun to experiment this year with different fibers and constructions!

  4. CathieJ December 28, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    You say that you could have knit more, but I think that what you accomplished is quite impressive. Wow! Your knits are so incredibly beautiful.

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Cathie! I have so many ideas and so little time to actually knit that I always think I could make more 🙂

  5. Andrea @ This Knitted Life December 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I love your site…you are going to update?!?! I bet it will be FABULOUS as you obviously have good taste.

    It was such a treat to keep up with your knitting mojo this year. I am VERY MUCH looking forward to what you drum up in 2017. xoxo

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Andrea! I am going to make a couple of changes to start fresh 2017 🙂 I am so looking forward to your knitting and writing!

  6. Zeta December 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    This wonderful corner of fabulous knits and inspiration is going to be even pretier?! 🙂
    I love your taste and I’m sure you will do the best you can 😉

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you, dear Zeta! I will try to live up to your expectations!

  7. autumngeisha December 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    You are always such an inspiration! Your 2016 projects are all so beautiful, made even more so by your kind and thoughtful personality. It’s been so wonderful to see your collaborations and designs come to fruition this year. Can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring 😄

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Tien! You are definitely my color inspiration – so looking forward to seeing your stripey socks, colorful shawls and fun sweaters in new year!

  8. Corinne December 28, 2016 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Dear Alina. I wish you all the best for 2017. It was a pleasure to follow your adventures in 2016 and I am looking forward to reading more about you and your projects.

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Corinne! Always such a pleasure to see you here!!

  9. Tahnee December 29, 2016 at 2:55 am - Reply

    So much fantastic and beautiful work this year, I cannot wait to see what you creative mind will be making in 2017! 🙂

    • Alina December 31, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Tahnee! Looking forward to your beautiful work in 2017!

  10. Christine January 1, 2017 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Congratulations on so many beautiful pieces. Your work is impressive! Happy New Year Alina!

    • Alina January 4, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine, for your kind words! Happy New Year!

  11. Melissa January 3, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

    gorgeous work for the year–quite a tally! I hope you are proud and fulfilled by all of your crafting and making. Well done and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the new year 🙂 all the best!

    • Alina January 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I am so happy we “met” in blogosphere 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!

  12. Monica January 11, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    You’ve really accomplished an amazing amount of work in 2016, and it sounds like you are being even more ambitious for 2017! Wishing you all the best!! Cannot wait to see what you give us this year! I myself also have some knitting-related goals this year….hoping for the best! 🙂

    • Alina January 12, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Wish all your plans, craft and life related, will come to life!

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