In 2010 I attended the UK knit camp in Stirling University and was lucky enough to have classes with Lucy Neatby, Jared Flood and MaryJane Mucklestone. I visited New Lanark Mills, went on a boat on Loch Katrine and toured the Famous Grouse distillery. I went to Maryland Sheep and Wool and I taught classes at Knitter’s Day Out. I took a beginning [wheel] spinning class at the Mannings and bought my first fleece. Needless to say I bought yarn and fiber while at these events. Oh I also did some knitting too.
I started the year knitting Mum a pair of mittens using Anna Zilbourg’s Turkish stitches:
For the Winter Olympic Challenge I knitted a Baby Surprise Jacket:
At the beginning of March I finished my top down adaption of Vivian:
And later on that month I started the first project knitted from my own hand -spun and completed it with no yarn to spare in May:
I knit Mum a fun pair of socks so she could be comfortable and think about the garden at the same time:
I knit a Baktus for Lisa:
I practiced some Orenburg lace making samplers:
For my guild I tried double knitting with two colors and made a washcloth with a heart which I gave to my friends Jessica and Robert:
I also knitted two pairs of hunter’s mittens (or should that be Huntress’s). The first pair were part of a workshop at my local LYS and I made them delibrately too big for me. I then decided my hands were cold and I was bored of this so I made myself a pair. Here is one of the first pair:
I knit myself EZ Green Sweater in purple Ultra Alpaca:
For a colleague at work I knitted a baby jacket in the same yarn with the same buttons as the BSJ:
I completed the second project from my hand-spun. This time a gorgeous Abbybatt became a gorgeous scarf:
Finally I have four pairs of socks without photos.
- Our guild had a knitasockalong and in November I finally finished knitting my Fiesta Feet.
- I knit myself a pair of “in your garden socks”.
- I knit Mum a pair of socks based on conifer trees.
- I knitted my brother (size 13 US feet) a pair of socks in cotton. The yarn was self-stripping and my proudest moment came when my sister-in-law commented that the stripes on each socks matched.
I am vaguely impressed as that means I completed sixteen different projects in 2010 or 23 if you count each mitten, sock and Orenberg lace sampler!