I love using Ravelry and storing my makes and tracking my stash using it.
2017 saw a productive and technically ambitious knitting year for me. I stopped commuting half way through the year which meant I tackled some bigger more complex projects rather than more portable mindless ones.
I made 4 pairs of socks (1 as a gift), 3 jumpers, 6 hats (2 were gifts) and 3 scarfs/shawls and one steeked cardigan.
New techniques and skills I tried:
- Tubular cast on
- Sewn bind off
- Three needle bind off
- All the cables
- Sock knitting – toe up
- More colour-work
- Seaming a sweater
- Making up my own hat pattern
New to me yarns I fell in love with:
- Shetland DK by Blacker Yarns.
- Stone Wool Cormo which I posted about here.
- West Yorkshire Spinners 4ply
- Blacker Yarns Samite silk blend
All in all it was a great year for me, exploring more challenging techniques and realising you can just do it and if it does not work out, unravel and start again. I think I am definitely a process knitter. It is all about learning for me.
I am hoping to share more of my journey in 2018 and it may include some other learnings, such as business related ones, but we shall see, 🙂 Happy New year!