Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End-of-year Round-up 2008

So we find ourselves on the last day of 2008. Say it aloud, it's hard to believe.
Anyway, here is the traditional round-up of projects for 2008.
Colours are for fun and all are knitted unless stated.


Scarves
Manly Ribbed Scarf in Twilley's Freedom Spirit and Sirdar Peru, improvised, for Jonathan.

The Duke's Scarf in Rowan Felted Tweed, my interpretation of the Sanquhar Duke's pattern, for twelfthknit.
Touch of Tainted in Rowan Colourscape Chunky, based on Tainted by Sarah Hatton at Rowan, for Fiona.
Pink Ice in Hand-dyed alpaca, Ice Queen by Rosemary Hill, Knitty Winter 2007, for me.


Waistcoat singular
Stony Waistcoat in Jonelle Knitting Cotton DK, Lisa Richardson Rowan 43, for me.


Cardigan singular
Shades of Blue cardigan in Twilley's Freedom Spirit, Sirdar Jacket 8750, for me.

Headscarves
Adamas headscarf in Patons Cotton 4ply, Adamas shawl by Miriam Felton, for me.
Nautical headscarf in Patons Cotton 4ply, improvised, for me.
Crochet increasing headscarf in Adriafil Swing, improvised, for me.


Socks
Lacy Ankle Plain Foot socks in Opal Uni, Simply Lovely Lace Socks by Karen Baumer, for me.
Dark Galaxies in Regia Galaxy Color, Simple Sock Pattern by Sue Morgan, for Jonathan.
Candy Socks in Regia Bamboo, Dublin Bay Sock by Ryan Morissey, for me.
Pink Boot Socks in Regia Crazy Color 6ply, Prism by Jaya Srikrishnan, for me.
Navy Galaxies in Regia Galaxy Color, Simple Sock Pattern by Sue Morgan, for Jonathan.


Hats
Purple Gretel in Rowan Pure Wool Aran, Gretel by Ysolda Teague, for Deborah.
Tetris in Noro Kureyon, Tychus by Brooke T. Higgins in Knitty Summer 2005, for me.
Green Tychus in RYC Extra Fine Merino DK, Tychus by Brooke T. Higgins in Knitty Summer 2005, first up best dressed.
Snug Tychus in Noro Kureyon, Tychus by Brooke T. Higgins in Knitty Summer 2005, for Roddy.
Heathery in Noro Kureyon, Tychus by Brooke T. Higgins in Knitty Summer 2005, for Jonathan.


So, where are the beautiful jumpers and lacy shawls?
Where's all the colourwork supposed to take place in 2008?
We're hitting on the resolutions for 2009 methinks.


My own favourite finished item of 2008 was this, which took months to make, involved a learning curve and a lot of planning, and was for a dear friend.
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My most admired project has been this, which took one evening, was as easy as pie, and was for me. Ravelry link
Don't get me wrong, the Duke's scarf was admired, but this one really grew wings and took off.
It's so funny the way things work out, isn't it?


Enjoy your Hogmanay and here's to another great year of knitting in 2009.
Thank-you very much for visiting KEDkrafty this year. All the best, Kathleen xxxxx

4 comments:

heather said...

Happy New Year Kathleen - lots of wonderful projects there. Hope 2009 is good to you and that you get round to your colourwork and lace !

Heather x

Twelfthknit said...

And much appreciated your scarf is :0) I am getting a *lot* of wear out of it. As I type, we are revving up to a white New Year. The snow has been falling for a few hours and we have several inches already.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
India

Flavaknits said...

A Happy New Year when it comes , Kathleen - it appears to have been a very productive year knitty wise, here's to a very knitty 2009!

Sarah said...

Happy New Year Kathleen!
I hope it is a great one for you!