I must admit before I even begin to reflect on my project highlights of 2013 that many are still happily living on needles. Not as many WIP’s (work in progress) as I had originally thought but still the odd unfinished project.
Anyway, I am not talking about WIP’s today it is all about my project highlights of 2013. These are all complete and have now been worn on numerous occasions. There have been a couple of other projects but these have been gifts and unfortunately they weren’t photographed. Very often due to a last minute spot of knitting / sewing up, which leads to gifts needing to be wrapped immediately!
First up is a hat I knitted in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran following a pattern from the book Blue Faced Leicester Aran by Debbie Bliss.
Next up a scarf in Patons Fab Big. We no longer have the Fab Big yarn in stock however we have Patons Fab Big Colour. The stitch pattern for this scarf was featured on a previous blog post.
I then started my crochet granny square blanket. This was one of those projects that filled in gaps between projects. It was handy to pick up every now and then when I needed a little burst of colour adding to my day. Heather and I set ourselves a granny square challenge back in March to try and spur each other along. Eventually I finished it in October! It took slightly longer than anticipated but I absolutely love it and it was worth the wait. The blanket contains a selection of yarns including Louisa Harding Ianthe, Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK and Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK.
Another crochet project which I really enjoyed making was a cushion from the Debbie Bliss book Crochet Living.
In summer I couldn’t resist crocheting this hat from Simply Crochet magazine. I used Patons 100% Cotton DK and Rowan Cotton Glace.
I started knitting this jumper in Rowan Cocoon back in February last year. I then completed it in November ready for this winter. I haven’t actually worn it yet but I am looking forward to feeling all snuggly and warm when I do. The pattern is from Sarah Hatton’s ’10 More Cosy Projects’ book, a book that is unfortunately now discontinued.
A lace stitch snood knitted in Rowan Sweet Harmony.
A cute little robin for the Christmas tree. Crocheted from Curly Girl Coops Christmas blogger pattern.
And finally my fox and chicken scarf. This is one of my favourite projects as I made this one up myself, I call it my ‘Chicken Licken’ scarf. The yarn I knitted it in is Sirdar Big Softie.
In the next few weeks I will dust off my hidden WIP’s, knit them up and share them here on the blog, fingers crossed anyway.