On this first day of the New Year, I will wrap up the old year. I knit 11 items in 2011 (sounds catchy, huh?) Since this blog is meant to be a record of my knitting as well as a running commentary on all things knitterly that capture my attention, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to document last year’s knits. If I am still in the blogging business at the end of this year, I can make it a tradition.
The first project of the year was Ormolu, a pullover designed by Barbara Gregory, which I knit for myself; finished February 6, 2011. This is one of my very favorites.
Number 5 was a dress designed by Lynn Barr, knit in Rowan Felted Tweed. I made it for myself and finished while on holiday in Umbria on August 23, 2011. (The trip to Umbria was my 50th birthday present from Doug; so much fun!)
I knit three items in December! First, a cowl, following notes that Jen Geigley wrote up and posted after seeing a similar cowl in GAP, which I finished on December 3, 2011. I knit it in seed stitch using two strands of Malabrigo held together.
My biggest knitting project of this year was to start this blog. This is due to my daughter, Emma, who not only badgered me for years to do it, but then set it up for me and figured out how to do things, and tried to teach me some tech skills. Emma does all the photostyling for this blog, takes the photos, and argues with me over all aspects of the artistic look and layout. She invariably wins every argument, and her photos make both me and my knitting look good.
Well, that was the year that was; 2011 in knits. In the next year, I hope to do some adventurous knitting: I want to try my hand at some more stranded knitting, perhaps make a steeked sweater, knit something great for Doug (already in the works), use more indie hand dyed wool, maybe work up a design or two of my own, and have fun along the way. A very Happy and Healthy New Year to all my readers, and Good Knitting too!