Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hello 2016!

Hello 2016, you sure showed up fast.  Just when I was getting used to 2015, you had to go and come along!  But I guess I'm not really complaining, for you have already brought me great bliss, and we're only 10 days in!

2016 is going to be the year of designing. I have already completed three hat swatches for submissions. And if they don't get into the magazine I sent them to, well then, they will be self published. 

2016 will also be another great year for art, I finally got a home studio set up the way I want it and I have a solo show confirmed for September. 

Something is already off the needles for 2016.  Started in December, my reversible double knit cowl is officially done, and just in time for the cold spot we have been having here in Texas. 

Off with one, on with another.  I decided to cast on some socks last week, using Crazy Zauberball (in the second color on their photos) I am going to stripe this pair even more by switching between skeins every five rows. 

It's a good year for inspiration also! I went down to Houston on Friday and found some galleries with art that truly inspires me, including this huge wall drawing by Andrea Bianconi (hard to tell but it's all arrows!)

Weekly Inspirations:
Art: Besides the arrow drawings, I was able to see some very cool paintings by Garland Fielder at Anya Tish Gallery.  I was talking to him and it turns out he works from white models like me!

Knitting: Last week I picked up KnitScene Winter 2015 and Spring 2016.  Both are loaded with patterns I want to make, but the first will probably be the Trapunto Vest

Food: 2016 is also going to be a year of food! I am trying to get back into whole food eating as well as blogging about recipes.  Why not check out my other blog and try my mini pie bites

Life:  Life is getting crazy here. I am now the merchandise officer for Mic Check Poetry as well as the admin partner/blogger for  I am really excited about both, especially Art979, because I think it will be a good stepping stone for my career goals.

How is 2016 treating you so far? Any goals? Any thing amazing happen yet?  Feel free to share.


PS - before I go, do you all think I need to change my URL from Wickedlyartsy.blogspot to Knittingartist.blogspot? I know I SHOULD but I don't want people to get lost if they type in the old one and it's not there anymore.  Thoughts?


  1. Love your 2016 goals! I would change the URL to the blog name, if it is something that you think describes your blog better. Your readers will find you!

  2. I agree with Alina! Wow, you've been so productive already!

  3. Congratulations on your confirmed show. So exciting!
    I think you should change. Yes, some of us will get confused, but you have to look at the long term effects.

  4. I think if you leave a link to your new blog on this blog, people will catch on to the change. I visit all my blogs through Bloglovin' so I'd just have to add your new one to that feed to see it.


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