I thought I’d do a little end of year knitting meme – feel free to join in if you’d like!
Sophia 2ply. I know, I’m biased, but knitting with this yarn is like knitting with spun clouds. It’s a pleasure to work with.
My rosewood circulars, a delicious treat from Robynn. They made shawl knitting a pleasure. In 2008 I might treat myself to some rosewood dpns for sock knitting.
Favourite new pattern
Irtfa’a Faroese Lace Shawl, by Anne Hanson at Knitspot. Isn’t it gorgeous? This is top of my must knit list for 2008.
The Forest Canopy shawl (pictured below). This was my first real lace project, and I enjoyed it so much. It got me hooked on shawl knitting. It’s a beautifully written pattern, so easy to follow.
Favourite knitting blog
All Stitched Up. Jacqui is so inspiring, both in her personal life and in her knitting, and I always feel uplifted by her posts. Plus, she’s the shawl queen!
Favourite new technique
Toe up socks. I can’t tell you how clever I felt when I mastered that first toe!
Favourite knitting website
Three guesses…… Ravelry! I spend so much time on that website its embarrassing. When it first launched, and I got my invite (I was one of the lucky early ones, thanks to the sweet Sarah) I thought it was pretty cool, but I didn’t really get it. Now, I get it. It’s an amazing resource for knitters, and I can’t imagine how we managed without it!
Favourite knitting book
The Best of Vogue Knitting Magazine: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques, and Expert Advice. I want to dive into this book and never surface.
Favourite knitting spot
Sitting in my big armchair next to the woodstove, a little Oscar Peterson playing the background, a pot of tea by my side. Ah…..
Favourite knitting partner
Ems, my best friend, who only started knitting about 2 months ago, and has already produced a startling number of finished items. She’s got all the enthusiasm and blithe confidence of the new knitter, and its a lot of fun to see her discovering the delights of the knitting world.