It is nearly the end of the year and I have not been too productive in 2018 compared to previous years, but I have knitted a couple of jumpers and achieved some things such as learning new techniques and designing my first jumper from scratch.
Below you can see the completed projects of 2018. I have two pairs of socks on the go and am nearly finished with a cardigan but I am moving house this week so am unlikely to finish anything before the end of the year.
In my previous round up of 2017 I noted some highlights and new to me yarns and techniques so will try to do the same here.
Makes of 2018
3 selfless knits:
- 1 pair of mittens to go with a hat from last year.
- 1 cabled hat for my friend in Vienna
- And a test knit which became my guide daughter’s
I have also donated some previously made items to charity.
The other things I am most proud of are the self designed jumper (writing patterns and grading them is hard!) and I loved making the Boko Boko cowl as that was a knit-along with 2 amazing ladies here in Brighton.
I also learned to call it quits and sometimes just rip back and frog a project. There may be more of that to come in the future. I think I have one more WIP to rip back.
Techniques of 2018
- Sock knitting – top down
- Designing a jumper and grading the pattern
- Experimenting with 3D knitting
- Knitting cables without a cable needle
- More Marlisle
Not sure if it counts but I also used mohair for the first time and it is currently a WIP.
Looking at the plans for 2018
If I look back at my Make Nine plans for 2018 I have been quite bad and only completed 2 of those. But then bad may be the wrong word. I am still happy with what I made and where the year took me. 🙂
How was 2018 for you and your knitting journey? I hope you have a lovely break over the holidays and have a wonderful start to the new year. 🙂