Following yesterday’s post on all the sewing projects from this year, I thought I’d follow with all the knitting projects! Knitting is my new love because it has nothing to do with my day job. I knit purely for enjoyment, to learn new things, and to make myself cute stuff to wear!
This year it doesn’t look like I knit that much, but just like sewing I have half-finished things, knitting UFOs I suppose. The thing about knitting is that you can always turn it back into yarn. Unlike sewing, when the fabric is cut there’s no going back, with knitting you can pretty much always unravel it and start from the beginning. (As far as I know you can – is there any case where this wouldn’t work?)
- Chevron Mittens, Or, What Was I So Afraid Of? – my first colourwork project!
In between April and November I didn’t post any knitting projects – that’s what happens when summer arrives! No one wants a lap full of wool when it’s warm outside. I did knit the Bluebird cardigan earlier in the year, but it was too hot to get excited about wearing it or modeling it.
Biggest accomplishment: Over the knee socks, for sure! Those took forever. But they look really cool. I’ve only worn them a few times, they’re strangely not that practical. If it’s cold enough for wool socks, then it’s better to wear tights. If it’s cool enough not to need tights then wool knee socks are likely too hot. They’re best worn over tights, but then I have to make sure my shoes will fit both wool socks and tights. And on their own, they kind of fall down. (I wore them walking to the train station and had to keep stopping to pull them up!) I think they’re wonderful for wearing at home and have to stop ‘saving’ them.
Most-worn: The Chevron mittens, they’re cosy and warm! They’re a bit rainbow and loud but I like how thick they are.
Most forgettable: The Chocolate Cake sweater, funny enough. I made it thinking it would be that go-to, go with everything basic brown sweater but I’m rarely inspired to wear it. I like colour, what can I say?
There are a few things I knit that I didn’t blog about – a gift hat, some glittery socks – mostly because I thought they were too little to share. Also, I’ve knit a few things since finishing the Bluebird Cardigan, but haven’t taken photos or written about them yet. I’ll have a bit of catching up to do in January!
If you knit, what was your biggest accomplishment this year?