To start the knitting year propery, let’s start with a summary from last year achievements. I do not intend this to be a show off of what I did, knitting is not a competition, is a good way to meditate, relax, enjoy yourself AND try to produce something beautiful. By the way this something may be also useful, which is an added value, and what I really like is to give my knits away and have them used by somebody.
Most of the items below are already with somebody else, in use and (hopefully) loved.
So let’s start the summary of the 2010 knitting (this means projects finished in 2010, some of the earlier ones were cast on in 2009 or even before!).
I have divided it into three groups, just to have the photos up.
First group are the shawls knitted for the 10 shawls in 2010 group.
I think I have developed a love for shawls, and I have giftem many of them away, to spread the shawl habit. I’m thinking of participating in the 11 shawls in 2011, just for fun, and I will not feel compelled to finish it.
Second group is hats! This is my favourite item to knit, mos of them are WW designs (I do like to participate to the wonderful monthly KAL, where there are lots of ovely people to knit and chat with). Some are improvised hats. The total is 12 hats, an average of one a month. For next year Id like to knit at least 12 hats again, using nice yarns and learning new techniques.
Third group is all the rest: this year I knitted one sweater and two boleros, one in fine white lace yarn for a friend’s wedding! I’m very happy with all them, and actually I have almost finished another sweater (which will be finished this year). So on this front I have made many progresses, and really am happy to be now able to achieve some larger projects, no matter how reduced may my knitting time be.
I also knitted a scarf, a cowl and crocheted another scarf! Crochet was a try, I can say I remember how to do it, but I prefer knitting. Nonetheless I adore all those beautiful croscheted colored blankets, and maybe, who know, next year I may even try one!
Very last item, finished yesterday, is a baby pullover. Isn’t it tiny and beautiful?