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The Year in Knits

Knitting in 2007 started out rather slowly, only socks and scarves on the needles for several months. I just couldn't seem to get any knitting momentum.  Socks were the main distraction, 18 (two were small) pair knit this year and that's pretty much a record. The 2007 Photo Album shows off the years knitting results.  The year ahead holds more desire for sweaters and shawls than socks, at least sitting here, just days before 2008 begins.

Today seems as good as any to review my  favorite knits of  2007.

Ceildhandthelonioussocksarefavs The sock that's at the top of my favorite list is Anne's Ceilidh Lace Socks.   I love the yarn, the color and the pattern.  They were fun to knit, the leg is nice and long, and they feel wonderful on my feet. Despite all the Monkey Mania, Thelonious is my second favorite pair for the same reasons as Ceilidh, great yarn, great pattern, great fit.

Scoopbuttonedandlookingood Blueberry Scoop has the distinction of being my favorite sweater of the year.  It's been worn more than any other sweater. The reason may be it's a cardigan and perfect for this time of year. I do wear the other sweaters, but not as much. Blueberry is perfectly versatile.   

Mittensknitin2007weresomuchfun_2 I'm very partial to the Mitered Mittens and Bird in Hand. Mittens have rarely been part of my winter wear...I like my fingers individually clothed, for the most part. But, I do enjoy the warm, thick fabric of a worsted weight mitten and how perfect they are for snow.  Both pair were fun to knit and they are both special to me for different reasons.  It makes me smile just to see them sitting there ready to start a snowball fight!

JohoenjoyingthesunatgrandcanyonBeautifulhidcoteontherockwallofdr_2 Hands down, my favorite knits of 2007 were Langsjal Jóhönnu and Hicote.  It might be that both photo shoots involved traveling to exotic locations.  With the cold weather I've been wearing Jóhö more, as she's knit with warm, soft wool, but Hidcote is a favorite for cool summer evenings.

So the totals go like this:
Sweaters – 5 (including BJS a baby sweater)
Socks – 18 (two small size for charity)
Scarves– 4
Shawls/Wraps - 4
Bag – 1 Crochet
Mittens – 4 (two small size for charity)
Mitts – 1
Gloves - 1 (the Woolen Gloves WILL be finished before NYD)
Secret Project - 1

Now, onto 2008!


what a year!! 18 pairs of socks?!? that is impressive ;) you made some lovely things - I am sure that 2008 will be no different! cheers~

lovely knits Margene - if I was less of a skimmer I would have realized how industrious you have been!

What a beautiful knitting year you have had! I hope 2008 is just as good!

I am working on a 2007 summary post, too. It's fun to go back and see what we've done!

I don't know how you do it. It was fun and inspiring to see these projects in the making!

You totally rock!

Wow. What a list. You rock grrl! I can't wait to see the finished gloves and find out what the first knit of 2008 will be.

Wow....when you type it all out, you have been one very productive person!

All are gorgeous..but the sweater really is divine..not too mention, you wear it well!

All are gorgeous..but the sweater really is divine..not too mention, you wear it well!

Aw shucks! Thanks for the nod. I really enjoyed that pattern myself and I happily kept the "sample" pair I knit. Everytime I see your Blueberry Cardi I love it more.

Cya tomorrow (what time is good?)!

What a great review. I'll miss Joho hanging out in the wings. Maybe I'll have to visit your 2007 gallery from time to time. I can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

You were very productive!!

Holy crap grrl! That's one heck of a wardrobe you've knit yourself this year! All lovely items! j Very ealous of your productivity.

Impressive totals there! And everything you make is always so pretty and great. Can't wait to see what the next year brings you :)

I feel like I barely knit this year! But I guess that's not true.

Your knits are always wonderful and inspirational! (No monkeys for me if you don't knit them!)

Can't wait to see what next year brings.

Great recap! It's hard to believe all the things you finished after your "slow" start. I can't wait to see the next year unfold. You are an inspiration!

Your productivity belies the "slow" start! Are you sure Joho was one of your favorite knits? All I remember is the angst that you seemed to have over her. Wasn't she relegated to a windowless room for months on end and not allowed to see the light of day?

And that's just the knitting. I remember lots of spinning this year too.

Wow! That's a whole lot of socks. I look forward to seeing what you do in 2008... you know, for inspiration.

Wow! Do we get a spinning year in review too? ;-)

Grrlfriend, what a lot you've accomplished this year, and all of it beautiful!

your talley is tremendous. i should talley, i might surprise myself.

5 Sweaters, 18 pair of socks, 4 shawls.... I would say it was a good year for knitts.

Wow! I'm impressed!

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