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 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:
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!