Knitting Year in Review September 2013 - August 2014
You can link to photos on my Ravelry projects page.
The washcloths were the last completed items of the year, just because they are fast, fun, and practical. I didn't have any variegated cotton to make them look really Wow. The first one I made, on the right, was made as per pattern instructions and seamed. I used a backstitch, which made a messy lumpy seam on the back. I used a provisional crochet cast on for the second cloth, on the left, and used a 3 needle bindoff because I was too lazy to get up and search out grafting directions. There's still a visible seam, but less messy. Third time will be the charm, and I'll make a nice invisible graft. What the heck, it's only a washcloth.
Except for the Latte, these are all among my tried and true baby patterns. The Latte is definitely worth adding to that list.
My absolute favorite project of the year both for knitting and result was my dad's Caldwell vest. I enjoyed Golden Wheat but it was a mistake to make it in a cotton-silk blend, too droopy. I'd love to make it again in a springy wool. The other two sweaters are also thumbs up.
Shrugs/Wraps: Rolling Hills Capelet, Hitchhiker, Wingspan
All fun, and either donated or gifted.
WIPS: Dodgson Cardigan, Good Day Sunshine shawl, Feather and Fan Throw (formerly Umaro Blanket)
Man, is that all? I had thought I'd knit a lot more than last year, but it's about the same.
The gazanias do their best washcloth imitation.
Billie and Gus grow like the weeds in my garden. Yesterday they had their first supervised backyard outing. Tuffy has mellowed towards them.