Friday, January 15, 2010

Some favorite fiber projects of '09...

Click here to get to the Flickr page for it where you will find notes about each project. (Clicking on the photo here will only get you a huge-arse version of it...I need to fix that somehow. Sorry!)

This isn't a complete collection of all I did in 2009, but it is a good representation not only of my knitting but my spinning and designing as well. What strikes me this year is how few large projects I did. Sweaters, mainly. Last year was a big sweater year. This year, not so much. Disheartened over the fact that none of my handknit sweaters fit me anymore (a downside, if you will, of losing weight...though I'll take the weight loss and sacrifice the sweaters any day!), I didn't feel much of an urge to devote large quantities of yarn and time to something I might not be able to wear next year, as I'm still hoping for some more poundage to disappear.

Overall, though, I'm really pleased with my 2009 projects and the skills and progress they represent, the biggest addition to my skill set last year being spinning. I'm not an expert, by any stretch, and I'm also not a perfectionist spinner. My yarns will likely never be terribly consistent in weight or twist, but I'm ok with that. I like the rustic look my yarns have. They are what make them mine. And they've worked just fine for the projects I've knit them into, and that's what counts.

If there was one thing I wish I would have done in 2009 that I didn't, it would be to have designed more. I did create a lot of projects on the fly -- hats, mostly -- but I only finished one to the point of writing it up and publishing it, and that was just last month! Here's hoping I may be somewhat more prolific in 2010.


Angela said...

Love it! I'm curious though. Why'd you pair up the booties with the Dropkick Murphys? ;)

Lisa B. said...

I needed something to show the scale of the booties and that was the closest thing. I'd just purchased it. LOL's DKM. Like I NEED a reason to feature them in a picture?? LOL