Saturday, January 01, 2011

Review of 2010-A Productive Year

Happy New Year, everyone! I am proud of the knitting year I've had. I just tallied up my finished objects and found that there were 27 items, including my Noro Cable Comfort Throw, my just-completed Sunrise Circle Jacket, made with yarn that was three years old! (pictures and wrap-up to come as soon as buttons arrive and are sewn on), my first piece of knitted jewelry, and 9 pairs of knitted mitts for my daughter and all of her friends.
Along with my first attempts at beaded knitting (both in the bracelet and in the Citron shawl), I also started my first intarsia project--my son's argyle vest, which is in progress now. I have FINALLY gotten the hang of figuring out how much yarn to cut for each argyle diamond so that I don't have to splice mid-diamond. The earlier diamonds have some uneven stitches that were knit before I perfected this technique, but I'm hoping that blocking will even them out. I am about 5 inches below the armhole of the V-neck front, and then I will knit the back solid. This will be a very fine looking vest for my dapper 15-year-old.
For 2011, I'd like to try Entrelac (I've got the Lady Eleanor stole in my queue and the new Rosemary Drysdale Entrelac book on my nightstand to read first); I'd like to knit down my stash a bit, and I plan to knit another afghan for my daughter to take to college with her in September (I have a pattern picked out; just awaiting her final decision as to where she will be going so I can order appropriate yarn colors!)
If anyone is reading, I do have a favor to ask. I have one skein + of the Tahki Donegal Tweed left from the Sunrise Circle Jacket. I'd like to make either a hat or fingerless mitts. Any suggestions?
've been spending New Year's Day alternating between watching Bowl Games with my husband and catching up on knitting Podcasts, all while working on the argyle vest. Can't ask for a much more wonderful way to start the New Year! Hoping it's a Happy, Healthy one for all of you.
Back soon with the Sunrise Circle recap.

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