I wouldn't want you to think that I finished last year only with quilting (though, that is probably truer than me saying that I finished the year with knitting). I did manage to finish some projects in the realm of knitting last year (which, I guess, should come as no surprise).
My knitting group at work did two projects this year. The big one was a Christmas tree with knit beaded ornaments. We used the patterns from a Leisure Arts book called Beaded Ornaments to Knit, but the leader of this project, Susan, designed the pattern above. I referred to our ornaments as "ornament hugs" because we knit the ornament cover that went over a glass ball. There were twelve of us and we knit 150 beaded ornaments, most of us did 10 each. Our tree was really elegant and got quite a bit of local media covereage.
The other thing we did was charitable knitting, this year we focused on hats. I think the Hill Country Hat is the quickest hat pattern out there, and it's free on the web. It's a nice little teaser for the Book of Wool.
And then I did some baby knitting. While I am not a lover of pullover sweaters for babies, I couldn't resist an opportunity to use some of my Koigu in a baby sweater.
Hannah Fettig's Sock Yarn Baby Sweater is sized for wee ones, to the not so wee. But if I tried to make a sweater for anyone besides a baby in sock yarn, I would probably have to gouge out my own eyeballs.
My intent was to give this to a friend who had a little boy, but the final look (to me at least) was, decidedly, feminine--it made have been the neckline that made me think this. So there were baby socks.
Of course there were baby socks. I am now 100% certain that I need to find another baby sock pattern because I have knit the Mim's baby sock pattern too many times to be enjoyable now. But there are new babies I need to make something for soon-ish, so I am sure this pattern will be trotted out again.
So that's it. That was the knitting of 2010. Tomorrow I will tell you about my plans for this year, I know you are on the edge of your seat.