Catching up on Two Years of knitting!

I have ignored my blog, but never stopped knitting, I am getting ready to retire so I want to start again, I am hoping to be much more prolific after July 1!

I decided that I like to make vests as sweaters with sleeve are:
 1. Too hot!  and
                2. Sleeves never fit well.

 I was extra happy with this aran well vest, the yarn was so bouncy (that's the only way I can describe it) and the pattern was so well written.

 I also found this tunic and loved the yarn and pattern.  I will slim it down the next time I decide to knit one, it is very comfortable, and perfect over slim pants, but makes me look bulky!
 One of my dearest friends went to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival with me, and ran back to buy this yarn bowl for me for Christmas.  I treasure it!
 I had a visitor for a few months, my little Elle, she was my knitting companion while LauraJean moved from one apartment to another.
 My spur of the moment purchase at Rhinebeck turned into this wonderful long sweater-jacket.  I am so happy with it, I am going to move the buttons over a tiny bit so the sweater closes better, I wore it all winter, as we had a very mild sinter overall in 2015-16.
 This winter was the year of the teddy bear hats.  My niece, Jackie is holding her precious baby Charlie wearing the pink teddy bear I made for her first birthday.

 Here is a detail of the sweater-jacket I made with bulky yarn from Rhinebeck.   The jacket is warm! and soft, I love this yarn, I want to score some more next time I go to Rhinebeck, not until October!

 My brother-in-law asked for FIVE teddy bear hats, I think each one has it's own funny expression!  I had to take a picture of them all together!I still love alpacas, they are so gentle and serene.  I feel some kinship with them not sure why!?

 Nathalie wanted mittens for her birthday (according to Michael)  I love the way these turned out!

 And Lindsay bought yarn and a pattern in Rhode island so I would knit her this hat!  I love it, and want to knit more of these.