knits of 2008
I've seen so many cool mosaics of people's "year in knitting" - I had to go back and remind myself what I have accomplished. Wow, 28 FO - not including 3 single socks, or other little half knits. I'm pleased - what will my goal for 2009 be?
Looking back, 2008 has been a year of firsts. I purchased my first wheel after many bits of sage advice from Bockstark, I took a class, I even spun 4-5 skeins - for now it is quiet. I haven't made the time to spin. Somehow I have compiled a helluva fiber stash though...I'll get back to it, promise
I have knit two sweaters - though, for the record one was in pieces and just needed seaming - but I have two sweaters that I might even wear.
I tried some stranding this year. The endpaper mitts were a perfect project, and the Selbu - though we had a rough go at times, I ended up loving her.
It was interesting to page back through my projects, each unlocks a little memory. I knit on my February Sweater in the hospital when my grandma had surgery. I worked on the Embossed Leaves while watching Paper Moon, I was also mad at my husband for something - but thankfully, that I have forgotten. I finished the red Evangeline's while home with an epic case of the flu.I knit the Mystery Socks while I vacationed in Florida, something familiar during such a crazy busy week. I knit the endpapers during a marathon of TrueBlood on a day off of work.
I am ready for 2009. I am Toast(ing) in the new year of knitting with my new Toast mitts - Here's to you blogging friends.