Shawl of the year
My first lace project made for my wedding summer of 2013. It was so special to knit it and to wear it. And to even use it for everyday with that wonderful day in mind.
Turbo knitting of the year
To knit three Viajante would be a little over the top. But I could not stop. They are so nice to wear and so versatile. And a really great tv knit, travel knit and mindless knit. I can see myself knit another one..
Surprising knitting of the year
When I decided to join Stephen Wests MKAL I never thought it would be so much fun. I enjoyed every stitch and to never really knowing how it would turn out. I improved my knitting and learned a lot.
Jacket of the year
Not a lot of sweaters and garments. Just one - my fana jacket. Just finished a couple of days before the new year. I will post about that later. I am so pleased with the colors in it.
Debut of the year
I never thought I would design anything. But in 2013 I designed three scarves. Simple designs, but it takes much more work to pull it off than I thought. What really makes it worth it is to see other knitters makes their own scarf from my patterns. That makes my heart jump a little extra.
Scarf of the year
I knit too many scarves. 34 of them to be more precise about my time on Ravelry from march 2010. I like almost all my scarves. And in 2013 I have to choose the Woolly Waves. It was fun to knit and really nice to wear.
Rainbow of the year
I love colors so much. To actually continuing knitting with bright colors is what keeps me knitting. And using the yarn Kauni rainbow has given my knitting a new path. I knitted a Hitchhiker in that yarn and simply had to make mittens to go with it too.
Failure of the year
Must be the mittens I knitted to go with a scarf in the same pattern. First of all, they are not warm at all. Next, when I lost them in the snow the colors were bleeding so much that the white yarn got pink. Drops delight is no more on my list of yarns to use. But it looks good before use - as you can see in the photo...
Also, all my alpaca yarn is given to charity. You can read that story here.
UFO of the year
Some projects stays unfinished. I should maybe have frogged it. But I always think I will finish it... The cowl is nice but it takes forever to knit as every other stitch is slipped on every row. That means that every row has to be knitted twice. Not fun at all...
For 2014 the plan is to finish some of the projects I am knitting right now. An open front jacket, a huge shawl and to start a tunic. Otherwise I take it all as it comes. After all, knitting should be fun, colorful and giving. If it is not - drop it! Life is too short for boring knitting ;-)
Happy new knitting year - all the best to all of you.
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