Hello my dears!
It’s that time again: the end of one year, the start of another and I feel the need to take stock.
My internet is clanking and groaning with the effort of making a connection today, so I will try not to take too long over this. If you want more details, all the knitty stuff is on Ravelry and the sewing is blogged.
In 2015, I knitted the following:
11 pairs of socks, all using mass-produced sock yarn except the Advent Scrap socks and a pair of baby socks, which both included artisan wool. 7 pairs used Regia yarn and 8 pairs were “plain vanilla”.
- This was a new direction for my sock knitting: in the past I have gone for complicated patterns and hand-dyed wool.
7 shawls, which included 2 test knits for Josh Ryks and 2 patterns from the “Curls” book by Hunter Hammersen. I started the year thinking I would work my way through all of the Curls, but I made a series of poor yarn / pattern matches and had to frog them.
- The ripping-out was another characteristic of my knitting in 2015: I was much better at cutting my losses if things were not going to plan. I had a major frogging festival the other day :)
- In 2015, Inside Crochet magazine was the most inspiring stitchy publication I came across, and I bought every issue.
- The Maya pattern by Marilla Walker became my go-to basic block for the majority of my makes in 2015: tops, dresses and even a coat
- My 1970’s pattern culottes became my most regularly-worn bottom half
- I loved the pockets in my Brumby skirt!
- My final project of 2015 is to finish plying my first full braid of fibre: pink Norwegian wool / bamboo mix from Fondant Fibre, with a view to knitting myself a Qwist hat in the New Year.