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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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!