I decided since this is a slow holiday week I’d share my Best Nine projects I enjoyed knitting this year. Part I went up yesterday and here’s today’s list.
6. Old Growth
If you’re new to this blog you may not know that for years I blogged about beauty, accessories and fashionable technology on The Art of Accessories/I Am DWJ. I met a lot of people online and a ton of PR folks and one of them that I have stayed in touch with over the years worked for LeSportsac (a brand I loved and bought tons of before they ever sent me a single thing). Pem left LeSportsac a long time ago and got married and had the cutest kids. We stay in touch online and one day she asked me if she could commission a sweater for her daughter. I don’t really do commissions but I do like to make cute things for nice people with cute kids. So I whipped up my first bottom up cardigan (those sleeves were tricky) and sent it her way. She was delighted when I told her I didn’t want payment, just a pic of her daughter wearing it and I’m delighted when I see her posting pics on Instagram with her daughter wearing it. It’s a win-win. Oh and it’s a rainbow yarn – my absolute favorite.
This is the sweater I learned the most from this year. It wasn’t a perfect knit but I was definitely proud of myself when I finished it. I love learning and I think that’s why I love to knit so much. With each project I figure out something else and it makes me just want to knit more. Next up for the husband, a deep wine colored shawl collared cardigan.
4. Mountain High
You might think this was my number one because it brought me so many new blog readers and friends on Ravelry since I was featured. It’s number 4 but not my all time favorite this year. Mountain high is similar in the garter stitch panel construction as my Green Garter but it has a lovely swing shape to it. Plus with this project I fell in love with Lion Brand Heartland Tweed yarn. It’s an acrylic that washes well and I’ve even popped it in the dryer. This piece is a go-to throw on piece on the weekends.
So these three were in the middle…what will be next? Find out my top 3 on Friday!!