Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!
I hope everyone had a great night and are excited about this new year and what it will bring, i know i sure am, in fact i'm a little bit giddy!
So I thought i would do a bit of a knitting round up, Knitting has been a huge part of my life this year. I think 2010 was the year i really got into it, and with all the lovely babies that have made an appearance i have been kept busy.
So here is a little look back, i have named everything by what it is named on ravelry, as well as a little note of what i have learnt and my favourite project.
So this is from Jan to Spring time
*Tudora which was my first go at cables, *Collo which i made and have never worn (frogging perhaps) *another Tudora but floppy wool*Emerald green handwarmers,First pair of mitts *Shroom my very first*Annas Wedding Bolero this is a bit small and i need help getting it on *Emerald green mitts but longer *Baggy Bolero this took ages *Floppy Bunny Hat debating starting more of these now *Spring Beret, this was far too small doh!
Im quite pleased with this lot, i tackled cables, double moss, a big project and lace work.
I think my favourite out of this lot is my Shroom as i have gone on to make loads and i love it.
Hmm about April till July here
*Starting making bows for my shop *Slip side Cloche, still one of my favourite hats * Started making Brooches *Bitty Boy bump cardigans, cute fast pattern* Elefante, cute but turned out to be fiddly*Knitted cupcake, cute easy pattern * Neat Ripple Pattern, think i have done 4 now and im still not great at it * baggy bolero
This section, i learnt to crochet, knit properly in the round, pick up stitches.
Tough lot to pick a favourite, i am proud i kinda tackled Crochet and was great that people were so happy with them. But i think my favourite is the 20s hat coz its cute cute cute!
September till october
*Shroom/ Biggie Rib hat*Clapotis took forever but worth it*Montana Beret turned out far too big * Really warm hat *Fetchings *Shroom*Ishbel*just enough veggies*Rib knit baby hat
Turns out i like knitting hats, i learn here to do lace, not on a chart but still, to drop stitches on purpose with the clapotis and add thumbs in the fetchings.
Ohh tough choice, clapotis, Ishbel and Fetchings, i think its my Claptotis, it took the longest amount of time it cost the most money but i love it.
September till December
*Just enough Ruffles, cute but be nicer in a nicer yarn, *Daphne and Delilah, love this pattern too cute *Temporary Measure bunny, nightmare to knit but cute *Fetchings again*From Norway with love, one of my favourite patterns, * Fetchings *Shroom *Shroom*Fetchings *Fetchings
What i learnt was, i will go mad if i just repeat the same patterns over and over.
Favourite has to be my fair isle hat which was a bit small but im proud i mastered basic fair isle.
December ish with others thrown in.
*From Norway with love, added extra stitches on rib which helped, *Boneyard shawl, this is one of my favourite but it was 3ply and took ages, *Garter stitch cardi, looked easy but easy the most difficult thing i have knit and super proud i stuck it out and finished it*Holly Monster, was supposed to be quick and easy and was so fiddly *From Norway with love, added a extra heart repeat on width which seems to have sorted sizing out *Boneyard Shawl, knit in record time for xmas *Eat your veggies hat *ditto
So using 3ply was certainly a challenge although i love the yarn im not sure i would rush into that again, i learnt i can finish a project super quick if i put my mind to it.
My favourite has to be my boneyard shawl.
So thats it!
And now I have completely lost my mojo, the only thing i have on my needles thats been snoozing for a long time is it OWLS jumper and i think it might be too small so i dont really wanna continue.
I am struggling to know what to knit, I think december was really hard work in the end, but it feels strange not to have anything on the go. I know i want to knit a few things i havent before, as december was a tad repetitive lol. I also want patterns where i learn something new every time.
I like the look of these
This was next on my list but i have my lush dotty scarf and the lovely one my sis got me so im a bit unsure but i do still really like it, and it has a new stitch i havent done before.
I think this might be the next one, I havent made mitts where your fingers are covered too, and if i do it right it will match my scarf.
These have been on my list forever!, they look easy but fiddly, but i think if they were knit bigger they could be super cute.
So there you have it, Im pretty proud of all the things i have made, although a little mad at myself that my scrapping has taken such a nose drive but never mind.
I have made some great new friends with knitting and very happy i can make things especially when i have made things for my friends babies thats super special.
I plan to do a scrapbook review tomorrow if anyone is interested.
Im off now to bake some cookies and pack a few boxes and maybe even pick my needles up later one.
I hope you have enjoyed my little review.