2009 Resolution Recap

December 30th, 2009 Posted in Knitting

Picture of me in snow wearing my Noro Striped Scarf courtesy of Lola at theshutterette.com <– an AH-mazing photo blog.

A year ago, I listed some knitting resolutions for 2009. Let’s see how I did…

Projects I’d like to complete in 2009:

  • Finish the Boyfriend Pullover – Yep, done. Now, if I can get him to wear it, ha!
  • Noro striped scarfAlso done, and being put to use above. I LOVE this scarf.
  • Top-down sweater for my mom (using a pattern from Custom Knits) – OK, made it for myself instead, the Racing Stripe cardi.
  • Throw blanket on super large needles with several worsted strands held together – Never got around to this, but would like to push it to 2010 goal list.
  • Lacey sweater vest (want to create my own pattern for this one) – Maybe also pushing to 2010 goals. Eh, might be over this idea.
  • Purple Ravens woolie cap (for next season) – Made a black hat with ear covers that I planned to edge with purple crochet, however the hat is too big and looks like an old school helmet, and I suck at crochet! This is still in the works… probably to be frogged. I probably need to add crochet skillz as a 2010 goal.
  • Something plaid – What an odd goal…?

Techniques I’d like to learn:

  • Toe-up socks – Yes, learned this, and love it! Made my sister Leyburns, but never took a picture.
  • Steeking – Never ventured here. Still really want to learn this, but also think I may enjoy the seamless sweater the most.
  • Cables without a cable needle – I tried this one day, but didn’t really enjoy it. Those loose stitches freak me out, and I really don’t mind using a cable needle.
  • Jogless stripes – Yes! Very easy. I started a pair of striped mittens, but never finished them. To be continued…
  • 2 socks at a time on 1 needle – Nope, but I still think I need to try this. I have a problem with socks not ending up the same size, and also finishing one sock and dreading the next. Wendy Bernard recently put up a great tutorial for 2 socks at a time that made it look pretty simple.

Up next… Knitting resolutions for 2010.

  1. One Response to “2009 Resolution Recap”

  2. By lola on Jan 8, 2010

    aw thanks for the shout out dahling! you’ve done a lot this year! you need to sell some stuff on etsy for real. i promise i will get it together for eastern market and we can both sell our merch. hehe :)

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