Monday, January 14, 2019

2018 Knitting Projects!

I didn't get as many items knitted in 2018 as in previous years because of the renovation - there was too much dust and chaos happening to try and knit.  So while I only completed 15 projects, I did make some headway on other items, which you'll also see in this post.

Of course I knitted a lot of hats:
From top left:  Seahawkish, MLJ Wurm, Kendall for Erica x 2, Taste the rainbow, Painted Patagonia, Don't Be a Square, Daddio.

Socks are always a favorite:
From top left:  Mini Jelly Belly, Jelly Belly, Taste the Rainbow, Heartbreaker, So Pink.

My baby knitting dropped off dramatically:

Big Boy Hat (made using yarn from Logan's mama)
Renegade Mittens, which could also be named One and Done, because using heavy yarn on small needles (necessary to make a tight weave for warm mittens) hurt my hands.

This year I'm introducing yet another category to my year-end roundup - unfinished projects.

I present to you sock:
This sock is about to go on eharmony to find a mate if I don't knit it one soon.

Almost finished socks:
I love these but I had to set them aside temporarily in order to finish other projects.

Abandoned sweater:
I'm not sure this will be picked back up anytime soon.  The yarn is not fun to knit with, and it's a small gauge so it was taking forever.  I do like the pattern, though, and might see if I can knit it with heavier yarn.

Almost finished sweater:
Pictured:  back and front panels - I just have the sleeves to do and then whipstitch it together.  This is using bulky yarn and it's gone fairly quickly.

Pillow top that I'm afraid to sew a back onto:
Sew onto knitting?  I know it's done, but I haven't gotten the courage to attempt it yet.

As you can see, I kept myself busy last year with knitting, and I'm off to a good start with more projects for 2019.  I don't want to jinx myself, but I would really love to have some success with adult-sized sweaters; I think I'm on my way with the blue and gray one, FINGERS CROSSED.  I also have some hats in mind that use colorwork, which is something I've only dabbled in a bit.  Really, it's a mystery to me what I'll have to show you next January, but it's fun to imagine the possibilities.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on all your projects from last year they are so pretty. The theme seems to be hats! When I knitted I liked using worsted weight yarn and at least size 8 needles which, makes for faster projects. Now days I just read about others who are still knitting. I can't wait to see you wearing the sweater you are almost done on.

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    1. Most of the time I'm using size 6 and 7 needles for the hats. It does take a while, especially when you cast on 104 stitches - eek!

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  2. Your stuff is sooo awesome!!!!! It all looks great!!!

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  3. I like that when you decide you don't like knitting something, you stop pressuring yourself to do it. As it should be with something that is supposed to be for fun! I have to admit I'd like to see you finish 1 adult sweater lol. Everything is beautiful!

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    1. Firl, me too on the adult sweater being finished!

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  4. Thanks for your beautiful handy work!

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  5. What a great collection! I love the colors in the Big Boy hat! And think about it--lots of store bought sweaters are just sewn together. I wonder if you did a zig zag around the edge of the knitting, would that make it easier to sew to a backing?

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    1. Would you stretch the pillow top a bit as you zig zagged it?

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    2. I don't think so. But probably block it so it is the size and shape that you want it to be.

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  6. Love love all your projects. Esp the hats and socks. Wish I had more time....

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    1. Thanks! I don't run as much as you...I think there's the trade off, LOL.

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  7. That's a great year end total. I love all the socks!

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  8. I'm always impressed with your knitting. Love the hats and the socks!

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  9. I love seeing all your projects. LOL about sock going on eHarmony. Dying.

    You are already such a brave and adventurous knitter! You can totally handle sewing on to knitting. I believe in you! :)

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