Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Knitting Highlights

The Diminishing Rib Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2009 Issue was one of those must knit projects from the moment I saw it on the cover in my mailbox. I am pleased with how it turned out, and it goes with lots of outfits, making it extremely hand to have in my closet! An added bonus was finally using up yarn that had been stashed way back in Seattle, around when I started knitting.:
Diminishing Rib Cardigan

Citron from Knitty, Winter 2009 Issue is a fun project I would highly recommend. I took it with me on a trip to visit my grandma. We discussed how it started with only 3 stitches and goes all the way up to 540 stitches. That's pretty cool. I used Hempathy, which I think worked very well for a nice summer wrap. Plus I stashed 3 balls of this yarn mainly based on the color (eucalyptus) with no particular plan for how I might use it. I was glad to find a project I didn't end up needed to buy additional balls for.:

Sock projects are a highlight of any year, handmade socks are just so useful and comfy. The highlights this year were the Soybean Socks by Christabel Seneque (that's a free download on Ravelry) and Cauchy Socks by Cookie A. from Sock Innovation, and I'd still like to knit just about everything in that book! Oh and I did finish up my Monkey Socks (also Cookie A. from Knitty) early in the year, although they were started in 2009.:
Sable Soybean Socks Cauchy Socks in Progress 50%

And, lastly, my own design for e-reader cozies, which I had a lot of fun making for my Etsy shop this year There will be more sizes, colors and variations of these to come in 2011:

Various Colors]

I hope 2011 has a good balance of personal projects (with socks!) and stuff for my shop!


Leslie said...

I like your website's make-over. Where did you find the knit graphic? Pre-Christmas I got a zippered knit/lined bag w/ a long strap from a young woman whose Etsy site is called GirlyGirlsCrafts--I've never seen the site as it is closed for the Holidays, but her Christmas market objects were nice & a special price that day. I got the bag to keep my cell phone in my Big Bag knit purse--the strap is attached to my strap and I can pull it up like a fish on the line. Leslie

Emma K. Nolan said...

I made the banner, I've been working on redoing some of my graphics since I sold most of the necklaces that were on my previous banner. My shop banner change too! :)

I've been considering attempting to make some lined knits, have you attempted that yet? I've seen some tutorials, but haven't done it yet! I like the idea of combining sewing and fabrics with knits!