They’re popping up everywhere. The 2010 Knitting Retrospectives. I love them. Truly love them. We get to sit back and happily congratulate ourselves for those hours, weeks, months of working with stitches. It feels so good. We made stuff. So much stuff.
Here’s a glimpse at my stuff for 2010. I began with the Icarus shawl in early January. This remains my favourite knit for the year, and perhaps of all time. It’s perfect for me and a joy to wear. I wear it often.
And it looks like Sean’s handsome socks will be the last finished item for the year.
I hoped I’d finish my Triinu Scarf in time but I think that’s not likely now.
In between there were cardigans (four of them, plus one crocheted cardigan – a record year for me!), scarves, socks, shawls, baby knits for Alice and for the first time toys.
Who can forget Elijah Stampy?
I somehow think Alice might have since I haven’t seen him in a while, but he’ll show up again some time I’m sure.
There was even some crochet thrown in there with my sister’s Chevron Lace Cardigan.
The amount of wear she gets out of that simple piece is very happy making for me.
Here, in one big mosaic is the lot. It makes me content to think of my year in terms of all the stitches that I made. What a great way to mark moments off in my mind.
1. Icarus wing span, 2. pouch, 3. Cauchy Socks for Sean, 4. Springtime Bandit Shawl, 5. cranford mitts, 6. Mitered Hanging Towel, 7. Willem’s birthday socks, 8. Alice in the Helena Cardigan, 9. Elijah Stampy, 10. Roses on top of the cosy, 11. Alice checks the toes, 12. golden vintage2, 13. featherweight1, 14. Mum, Alice and Shawl, 15. Jenny, Alice and Scarf, 16. garteryoke1, 17. coraline front, 18. Sean’s Socks – toes, 19. brangian2, 20. Yoked Cardigan, 21. Cranford Mitts in Rowan Felted Tweed, 22. Chevron Lace Cardigan, 23. Garter Yoke Cardigan, 24. Election Socks, 25. pretty thing cowl, 26. Shiraz Cardigan, 27. sweet pea socks 2, 28. Riding on the Metro Socks, 29. handsome socks3
And what does 2011 hold? Well so far I’ve managed to line up stash with various projects, including the great Sock Club mentioned some weeks back. I can’t help but wonder if the fun of making all the resolutions for what we plan to knit in the coming year is that we know damn well we’ll fall off the wagon at some point.
Never mind. The fun is in the planning, but ultimately in the doing. Bring it on.