In 2019 I managed to finish 2 quilts (3rd is ready for quilting and a fourth has the top done), as well as 3 sweaters and 2 shawls. Seen here for the first time is the late finish on my NakniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month) Anne of Cleves sweater joined by my other large projects of the year.
Back before 2014 I swore I’d never be a sock knitter because the second sock every was just sooooo boring. Well… I finished 11 pair last year. ¬.¬
There were a few other notable projects worth mentioning also… I tackled one of my oldest stashed yarns (recorded in Ravelry during the great yarn stash recording of 2013) by knitting it into a drop leaf scarf! I made my first yarn bowl and my first tea cozy.
There was quite a bit of travel for me this year and one larger unfinished gift that ate into my craft time, so overall I am rather pleased with how it all sorted out.
This is not a post about Pi or pie, and in fact when you wind a ball of yarn you tend to call it a cake, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share in the celebration of round food with crusts.
I have been traveling and knitting… I technically managed to finish all the knitting and seaming on my Guston sweater and even blocked it out, but then left the state and the poor thing is currently languishing in need of some buttons. Hopefully this month.
Between Guston and my travels I knocked out my first ever Tea Cozy!
I didn’t much follow a pattern, but whipped it up using a simple short row circle, then knitting each side with a K3, Sl1 on the WS and Knit all on the right side. This yarn has silly loops of vivid threads that pop out and I’d not really found a perfect project for it… but yarn cozy with silly oversize bead flower buttons seems to work and that’s one cozy down in my cozy KAL I am hosting over on Rav.
As is tradition for the start of March… its the start of Sock Madness and travels and headcolds can not hold me back too much… so I’ve knit up my qualifier pair!
This design stitch technique is called smocking and uses the yarn to wrap certain stitches to make the design. You can do it using a cable needle, but its a different technique from cabling altogether as you do not actually rearrange the stitch order. This round finishes on Sunday, so I’ve got to work out what to work on for the next few days yet, but knowing me it will be something far too grand for the timeline!