With the year’s end drawing close, I thought it’d be a hoot to look back over all the projects I’ve completed this year and put up a list for you, complete with links.
If you missed the crochet version, well, you can just open up that page and check that out here.
But this page is all about the knitting.
I sometimes feel like a weirdo, but I love both knitting and crocheting equally. They’re good for different things.
Personally, I crochet when I’m in the mood for: Speed (like blankets, rugs), structure (like a hat with a brim or that isn’t floppy), small, shaped things like ornaments or doilies or coasters or baskets ( I just personally find them easier).
I knit when I want: Ribbing (like the edge of sleeves or hat brims), a softer fabric (like floppy hats or flowy sweaters), a challenge (I learned to knit as an adult so it always remains more difficult to me than crochet, which I learned before I was 10).
Just generalizations and personal preferences.
Anyhoo. Back to my year of knitting. I’ll provide the blog post, page link or pattern link below so have fun clicking through if you want to make anything!
How to Arm Knit a Scarf – trendy and fun and cool to learn just for kicks!
Hat Most Likely to Succeed – not my pattern, but WOW, so popular on pinterest! It’s long been one of my most pinned pins. The hubby wears it all the time.
Baby Sophisticate Sweater – my little great-nephew, Grayson, sporting the sweater I made him… what a cutie patootie.
Lavender Ice Cream Socks – hands down one of the most popular shades EVER. I was dyeing this colorway until I was blue. I’d list another 100 skeins and they’d sell. I’d list another 100 and they’d sell. I thought we would never satiate the desire. We’ll be bringing this color back for sure! I didn’t write a blog post about these, but you can find the pattern here on Ravelry, called Hermione’s Everyday Socks.
Robin Hood Hat – so fun. I discovered Audible about the time I began this hat and it’s great to listen to an audiobook while you knit. Makes the time flyyyyy.
Traveling Cardigan – we moved across the country this year! Best decision ever. This is the project that kept me company throughout the month-long trip and beyond.
Man-Approved Cabled Hat pattern – when my sexy beast of a hubby asked for a fashionable cabled hat, this is what I whipped out for him. This is one of those crazy popular patterns.
A Hug for Your Head knitted hat pattern – so supah snuggly.
Gradient Sea Scarf – oh how I love this. You use solids to create a faux gradient effect. Oh the possibilities!
Free Band of Butterflies Knitted Beret – pretty darn simple, with a ring of butterfly stitches flitting around the crown. Advanced beginners could totally do this.
And this… THING. It was originally intended to be a hood. Then a hooded cowl. Then a reversible hooded scarf. It ended up being a… thingggg. It’s now sitting in my craft room awaiting its inevitable fate of frogging. Rip it. Rip it, I say.
Annnddd I made a few more items that I either didn’t take pictures of or haven’t blogged about yet. So be looking for those come the new year.
Was that it?
Seems like I made a whole lot more.
Please comment and let me know about how many projects you’ve made this year and your favorite ones! I love to read comments.
Have a grand day…and head on over to the crochet post if you like.