Lots of knit-and-spin-bloggers have summed up their works for 2006. I don’t suppose this post will be in the same vein. I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I thought the past 12 months. Part of that is due to having picked up spinning as a new hobby. That was by far, my biggest challenge of the year, to learn to spin. And I did it! The next thing to do was to actually KNIT my handspun, and I did that. But what else is there?
So far, in my second, full year of knitting, I’ve knit:
Ella, Charlotte’s Web, and Icarus(shawls)
Pomatomus, Diamante, handdyed-handspun, Fuzzy Feet, Jaywalkers(socks)
Fake Isle, Cabled Newsboy Cap(hats)
Roxy(bag, complete with sewn lining!)
Various dishcloths(including several of the Garterlac cloths)
and I even managed to make a bunch of stitchmarkers!
to knit and purl backwards,
the figure 8 cast-on
2 circs knitting method
and even dabbled a little in combination knitting
What about 2007? I don’t even KNOW what I hope to accomplish. I’d like to get more into colorwork and cables. I’d like to do more tops/sweaters, and maybe this year will be the year I make something with the illusion knitting technique.
I’m off to a good start:
Already, 1 day into the year, I’ve learned to do the Norwegian purl! It’s a bit fiddly and I’m faster with the regular purling I’m used to, but it’s cute and it has it’s purpose. I’ll have to keep practicing it.
That’s about it for now. I’ll be back soon with pics, and more knitting insanity! Happy 2007!!