I’ve been seeing a lot of those Best Nine posts on Instagram where you share your top liked posts of the year. My best nine included things I knit and my family.
So I started to think about what are the best nine things I made this year? This year was a big knitting year for me. I knit A LOT. And I learned a lot and did a ton of major sweater knitting. This year my knitting stats included:
- 24 sweaters (this includes 14 quarter length or longer sleeves, 10 tees/tanks/short sleeved sweaters)
- 10 baby sweaters
- 4 blankets
- 3 hats
- 1 dog sweater
- 1 tie
- 1 scarf
I really fell in love with sweater knitting this year and did my first bottom up and seamed sweaters. I’ve still got a ton of yarn in my stash and 3 new baby girls on the way this year so I’ve definitely got a list of things I’ll be knitting in the new year. Since it’s still a slow holiday week I’m going to break up my top 9 favorite projects into 3 posts and you will get to see a few things I’ve yet to do FO posts about! So here are my 9, 8 and 7 ranked (ranked purely on my enjoyment and learning process) things that I loved making this year.
9. Green Garter Raglan Sweater
I will do a full FO post about this project next week but this was my 24th sweater this year. I finished it just in time to wear on Christmas day. I love the color, the fit and the pattern. It just made me so happy to wear it on Christmas day.
8. Carter’s Cardigan
Two things I love with baby knits – when parents have bright and colorful color palettes or when they give me the freedom to make up whatever color palette I want. I loved this super bright coral, purple and lavender cardigan. It was just the absolute sweetest for a tiny little girl.
7. Earl Grey Latte
My oldest sister has a lot of demands when it comes to what I make her and I’m pleased to say I hit it out of the park with her sweater for Christmas this year. Now we’re just waiting for the temps to get cooler!! I’m also excited because I bought the kids version of this pattern and Maddie will be getting a bright coral one in January. A FO post about this one next week too!
So what’s in your top/favorite/best nine this year? What other projects do you think I’ve picked? I’ll share 6, 5 and 4 on Wednesday.
16 Replies to “Best Nine of 2015, Part I”
You are SO SPEEDY! That’s close to 1 sweater every two weeks. I’ve finished two sweaters this year! Well, 2 adult, and one baby. Of course, I keep starting new projects… Anyway, your sweaters are all beautiful!
I tend to work in worsted weight or bulky weight yarn and that helps with the quickness of my projects. But I am very fast.
The green sweater suits you! I can see why you were impatient to finish it. Congrats on all your knitting completion. For 2016 I’ve decided it’s a make/mend/thrift year so it’ll be all about the making, which is kind of exciting. Have a happy entrance into 2016.
I would love to have all my sweaters be handmade, that’s my goal.
You look amazing in that green sweater!! Well done you!!! Amazing line-up of your knitting and your loves. 🙂
Thanks! Every sweater I get a little better and I love it more than the last. Now I wonder how much I’m going to make in 2016!
Me too man!!! 24 is already blowing my mind. I’m still stuck on my first! 😀
Ohmigosh I LOVE the green sweater! And holy cow, that’s a lot of knitting. I wish I had that much time to knit– I have already missed the deadline on my daughter’s birthday sweater (September, size 2t), then thought ok it’ll be a Christmas sweater, and that deadline went whooshing by as well… But as I get closer to completion I can see that it’s still running big, so as long as I finish while there’s still cold weather to wear it, I should be ok! 🙂 But yeah. 24 adult sweaters? Color me impressed.
I promise to take better pics of the green sweater and you keep knitting that sweater for your daughter. I remind folks I don’t have kids! Just a dog who likes to curl up next to me while I knit. A perfect combination.
That Green is just gorgeous! 24 handknit sweaters in a year: you realize that you’re my knit-hero!
And that Peanuts version of you is cool.
Thanks! I really love the color green and that yarn is just so vivid! And you can make your own Peanuts character at http://www.peanutizeme.com/
Awesome!!! All my favs seem to be the ones with Madi! 🙂
Cause Maddie is the cutest!!