2007 Review

I thought I’d do a little end of year knitting meme – feel free to join in if you’d like!

Favourite yarn

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.

Favourite needles

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.

Favourite project

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.

4 thoughts on “2007 Review

  1. Joining in…..

    Favourite yarn
    Definitely my Eva 2 ply. I’m so in love with this yarn it’s untrue. I need more, moooooooooore I tells ya!

    Favourite needles
    My Knitpicks Options set I imported from America in April. Clickety smooth and lovely.

    Favourite new pattern
    Japanese Feather Stole I’m currently working on (when I’m allowed between Christmas present projects)

    Favourite project
    Shoalwater. I’ve knitted two of these now and I get to give the first one I made to my Mum for Christmas.

    Favourite knitting blog
    Far too many to choose from!

    Favourite new technique
    Turkish Cast on

    Favourite knitting website
    Ravelry!

    Favourite knitting book
    I don’t own enough to make an educated choice yet.

    Favourite knitting spot
    Corner spot on the sofa, generally with a cat near my feet.

    Favourite knitting partner
    Some really good music in the background! Depeche Mode, The Cure or Gary Numan

  2. Borrowed your meme for my blog today and thank you so much for your kind words :o) makes it all worth oing and makes me want to do it more. Very flattered and wil spend the rest of the day fluffed up and smug VBG

  3. My favourite yarn has to be Eva, but sophia, helena, and all the others have their place too. Thank you for the link to the faroese shawl. It is georgous. I have just downloaded the pattern and it looks as if Eva 2-ply might be a very good choice. I am a huge fan of faroese shawls as I think they are the most wearable – they never fall off the shoulder. I did buy Stahman’s Shawls and Scarves but although the shawls are beautiful they are more like capes than other faroese patterns I have done.