Knitting has been a love of mine in the past few years and I think it will continue to be. In 2011, I worked on 36 projects in 2011 and completed 33 of them. I have two ongoing sock yarn blankets that probably won’t be completed by the end of 2012 either.
This an image heavy post.
Project that took the most concentration / Best Lace:
Rock Island by Jared Flood. Mine came out smaller than most, but it required so much slow knitting. I made very few mistakes, enjoyed myself, but I don’t think I’ll make it again.
Project that was hardest to complete:
French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi. It took over 3 hours of hand felting. Never again.
Favourite Sweater/the one that I wear the most:
Twenty Ten Cardigan by Veera Valimaki. I love all my sweaters more or less, I get the biggest kick out of finishing them, but as of this writing, I wear the Twenty Ten the most because it is soft, short sleeved and great for layering under my warm coats.
Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West. While I wear other things more, I actually like the Boneyard Shawl the most. I tend to wear it around the house. I love the nautical stripes and it’s so comfortable and warm being DK rather than lace or 4 ply.
Deer with Antlers hat by Tiny Owl Knits. When I saw the pattern for this, I desperately wanted to make it. It is so cute. I had fun making it.
Most worn item as of this posting:
Harvest Mittens by Mari Muinonen. Mittens tend to be the most worn item of anything in my wardrobe and new mittens tend to eclipse the old ones. These are actually a lot warming than I thought and I haven’t needed to wear my thrummed mittens much this season.
Most popular on Ravelry:
Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I adored the final product too, but I find that I don’t have the chance to wear a long knit tunic like this.
Most expensive to make:
Notable Yarns Used: Drops Alpaca, Malabrigo Lace, Cascade Eco+, Estelle Yarns Ultra Alpaca, and the ever reliable Patons Classic Wool. I used the Malabrigo and the Cascade the most; each had at least 4 projects.
Here’s the flickr photo set for almost all my 2011 knitting projects:
For more information on my knitting projects, mods, yarns and tips that I used, find me on Ravelry.