What was your most satisfying project?
That's a tough call. I think I enjoyed working through the Fantasic Fair Isle Socks more than any other project, but I was more satisfied with the results of the Entrelac Socks. Then again, I felt good about knitting the two hats for my friend with leukemia. And the llama was a romping good time, too, along with the mouse colony.
What was your most unsatisfying project?
The Toe-Up Socks. In fact, they still aren't done. I only finished the one, and that is littered with holes in the toe and at the back of the heel. The pair was complete at one point, but one of them didn't fit propertly, so I had to frog back to the gusset. Who knows if I will ever finish the darned thing.
Which techniques did you learn this year that you liked?
Knitting with 2 circs, stranded knitting, the afterthought heel, the two-ball cast on.
Which techniques did you learn this year that, given the chance, you would avoid?
Entrelac, toe-up socks with gusset increases, cabling, twisted stitches.
What are you looking forward to next year?
All of these great new yarns we added to the stash:
Specifically, I'm looking forward to finishing Fiesta Feet and knitting something purple and gold for my friend Michelle's birthday, which is in February. I also hope to have Rosemarkie done in time for Meg's birthday in March.
By the way, you could consider this to be a meme if you're into that sort of thing. So feel free to ask yourself the same thing and post on your knitting blog.