Can you believe that this is the end of my third full year blogging, and my third year end review post? (2007, 2008). Time flies.
My goals for 2009 weren’t as elaborate as those for 2009. I failed in some of the specifics (to finish some particular WIPs and contribute to the WTP once a week) but my main goal for 2009 was to learn something new. I learned to crochet, I sort of learned to spin, and as Pink Pirates demonstrates I’m getting more and more comfortable with colorwork.
The most exciting knitting-related development in 2009 was not something I planned at the beginning of the year. I have real-life knitting friends now, which is super exciting. I love you, CT River SnB! I have to credit Sonia (of the New Haven SnB) with coaxing me out of my shell to meet other Connecticut knitters. She invited me to an SnB party at her house in February (you can see me chatting with Rebecca in the fourth picture) and in March I decided to find my own SnB closer to where I live. I’m so glad I did!
Here’s a recap of 2009, with a fibery focus:
I made Otto for my mom:
I got my nice camera at the Circuit City going-out-of-business sale.
I recapped January in the world of knit blogs. I should keep doing this in the new year, it’s really fun putting together best-of posts.
I made the “dead fish hat” for my friend Elizabeth:
I finished Exchequered for my sister:
I made a surprisingly accurate heart for my mom:
I learned how to crochet!
I finally finished Wicked:
I started Wisteria:
I started an Ishbel in purple:
I finished Cathode (and I look even more embarrassed to be wearing it in some of the other pictures):
I made womb for my mom (duh):
I made an Ishbel shawl for my friend Jennifer, in our college’s color:
We took in a stray cat! She was pretty scrawny and bedraggled when she came to live with us…
but look at her now! She’s such a good kitty.
I had an intense summer internship at a law firm I love. I was too busy to knit very much at all, but I did crochet some.
I had a great time with the potholder swap:
And I started Babette:
I started a Dotty cat bed:
I finished my purple Ishbel:
I started Seraphim and Orangina:
I went on two great trips.
I swatched for a Deep V Argyle Vest, but I never really got started. Maybe it should be my Knitting Olympics project?
I finished Seraphim:
I made Knucks:
I brought my DPP out of hiding but barely made any progress on it:
I WENT TO RHINEBECK!
I made myself yet another Foliage and matching mittens for the occasion:
My home town hosted Stitches East, and the CT River SnB led a pub crawl:
I finished Serrano and was able to wear it to Stitches:
I finished the Dotty cat bed. Fiona actually uses it all the time:
I made Flora to match my Knucks:
I did some spinning.
I made an Inga hat:
I made two more Foliage hats for my school’s charity auction:
I made OWLS:
I made a blankie for baby Elsie:
I started Celestine:
I made Daybreak for my mom:
I made a pink We Call Them Pirates for my sister:
I made some Venezia napkin rings for my in-laws:
I started a Peaks Island Hood on a family trip to Illinois:
Whew. It was a great year. See you in 2010!