Sunday, December 30, 2007

Another year... more FOs

Knitting has become a pretty important part of my life. I realize that when I'm busy and stressed, I don't take time to knit and consequently I feel more stressed and crazy. When I make a little time every day to knit, we'll let's just say I stay a bit more centered.

Last year I resolved to take on the challenge of knitting socks and sweaters. I'm pleased to say that I accomplished both of those goals. In fact, looking back over my knitting this year, I'm pretty amazed by what I accomplished. This year really has helped me to feel much more competent at knitting. There are still lots of things for me to learn (steeks; how do you really fit a sweater to your dimensions?), but I don't feel intimidated by much at this point. I'm looking forward to another great year of knitting next year.

Here's a recap of projects finished over the past year.


One row scarf
Manos del Uruguay Handcrafted Kettle Dyed Pure Wool

Garter Rib Socks -- my first pair of socks ever!
Moda Dea Sassy Stripes


Picovoli -- my first sweater ever!
Frog Tree Pima Silk


Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl -- my first finished shawl!
Koigu KPM

Bold and Bulky Mini Cardi
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Cropped Cardigan with leaf ties
Lion Brand Cotton Ease


Drop-Stitch Lace Tank
Cascade Pima Tencel


Bubby and improvised sweaters
just bits of Red Heart Soft Yarn

Retro Redux Shrug
just under 2 hanks of Malabrigo

Toe-up Socks with Peasant Heel
less than 2 balls of Cascade Fixation


Yankee Knitter Designs' Easy Bulky Sweater (Patterns #30)
3 balls of Steinbach Wolle Sport

Anthropology inspired capelet
3 skeins of Knit Picks Sierra/Cadena


Baby Bolero
2 skeins of Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton


4 skeins of Rowan Calmer

Baby Bolero
2 skeins of Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton

Fingerless Gloves
a little over 1 skein of Alpaca with a Twist Highlander


Mini Mittens
from left over yarns


Lion Suede in Spice (less than 1 ball)

less than 1 ball of Dark Horse Yarns Fantasy

5 balls of 100% alpaca from Village Farm Alpacas

Garter stitch scarf
2 balls of Bernat Max (100% acrylic)

I hope everyone else has had a wonderful knitty year as well!

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