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2009 round up

30 December 2009 3,187 views 4 Comments

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It feels like I didn’t really get that much knit in 2009 and that’s partly true. I didn’t really have much personal knitting or sewing time and if I’m honest, I didn’t feel much like knitting for the middle half of the year. My mojo has come back in full swing though and if my plans for 2010 work out the way I’m thinking, I’ll get a tonne done and I’ll be able to share all the secret projects too come Q3.

Let’s recap and nutshell this past year’s projects, shall we?

First up, Lenore:


Don’t tell me that a single sock doesn’t count as an FO. I’m lucky if I can crank out a full pair in a year, so I’m still considering one Lenore a win.

Gnomey Quilt:


My cousin-in-law’s baby has been enjoying this quilt since she was born and the parents seem to love it, so this one goes in the W column too. (Plus, look at this lil’ chicken. Cuteh-pants, right?)



Thorpe! (365.2.30)

I’ve tried to wear it a few times, but it really looks like a melon helmet on me. I think I just don’t have the right shaped head for this one. I’m sorry Thorpe, I hope I find you a happy new home.

Studio Raglan:

Studio Raglan finished

This was a prototype and intended to be a house sweater and it is definitely both those things. The hempwol is deceptively scratchy though. It feels nice, but every now and then something in it pokes me so I don’t wear it often.


Piper! (365.2.292)

I love this toque. It’s the right density, the right length, the right wool, the right everything. Which is why I packed it up and sent it to my mum. Enjoy, Mumsy! I’ll knit a new one.


yes, I am a goof

This sweater got worn a fair bit in the fall, but now that we’re in full-on winter, it sits on the shelf. I think it’s the right choice for the in-between cold and warm seasons. Not cool enough to be worn indoors, but not warm enough to be worn as the only outerwear. Knowhatimean?

Seamless Hybrid:

limey cuffs

I have not stopped wearing this damn sweater since I finished it. I’m still irritated that the sleeves are just a titch too long, but not irritated enough to either stop wearing it or rip back and fix it. I freaking LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweater. It’s one of those ‘I hit my stride with this one’ kinda sweaters.


Ishbel finished (365.2.221)

The instant I cast on for this shawl I knew it wasn’t for me. My sister in law received it for Christmas and claims to love it, which is really all that matters. Even if she leaves it in a drawer for the rest of its life, I’m not sad. It was meant to be hers. She did ask if we could come up with a hipper word than shawl though. (I guess scarf-type-thingee doesn’t cut it either.)

8 FOs for 2009. It’s not great, but considering that I have some other irons in the fire, I’m stoked over all.


  • Whistlepea said:

    I think you did great! Think of all the other chumps out there who didn’t knit a stitch. Happy New Year!

  • sam said:

    I love the seamless hybrid. I have to knit one of those and I don’t think the boyfriend would like one… so one for me! they look like an awesome sweater to knit during class!

  • Ruth said:

    There’s a lot of lovely knitting there, but the seamless hybrid really catches my eye. I love the bright green lining, and it looks great on you.

  • Rachel said:

    Long-time lurker whose new goal is to actually comment on blogs I read and admire! I think you’ve had quite the productive year in knitting and all your projects are gorgeous (as are the photographs you take of them..swoon). In particular, after seeing hundreds of owl sweaters and a few pipers around, yours were what made me add them to the queue. I’m looking forward to seeing what crafty challenges you take on in 2010!

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