...... for 2011. I had been working on this project for the last 4 weeks & I did enjoy all the garter stitches. It's an easy project to work on especially in the car. Anyway, I managed to finish it on the last day of the year.
It's Trillian & it's knitted in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20. I love this yarn - it's so soft & lovely to knit with. As this scarf/shawl is for my niece & she is quite tall, I decided to use up the 2 balls of yarn (800m) & ended up with a really long scarf/shawl (250cm long & 50cm at the widest part).
The construction is really interesting & I love the simplicity of the eyelet border.
As I cast off this final project for 2011, I started to reflect on all the projects that I worked on. I had done a lot of knitting but my designing had taken a back seat. I decided to enjoy the process of knitting & try not to make too many modifications in a pattern. I wanted to enjoy working on patterns of other designers. So I did a bit of test knitting which was really enjoyable & enriching.
I managed a little designing especially for my classes at a yarn shop & also enjoyed the teaching experience. I would love to teach more classes but unfortunately there was not sufficient interest.
My greatest pleasure in 2011 - I knitted 12 shawls & I enjoyed every one of them. Shawls are my current favorites & I love the semi circular shapes.
My only regret in 2011 is he lack of sock knitting. Somehow, I lost my sock knitting mojo & only ended up with 2 pairs of socks for the whole year. I have always love knitting socks & I want to knit more socks. Recently, I heard of the new tomato heel technique by Cat Borhi & would love to try this technique. So for 2012, there should be more socks.
I don't usually make new year resolutions but for 2012, I will try & work on more socks, continue with shawls, update my winter wardrobe (as I need more thinner cardigans) & maybe along the way come up with some designs. One last thing is that I will try & post more regularly - hopefully once a week !
What are your knitting plans for 2012 ?