I am a very lazy knitter. I hate to fuss too much with complex patterns, and my idea of heaven is a start-to-finish project I can whip up over a weekend. I have slogged on through some larger pieces this year, going back to the fast-and-dirty projects as needed to give myself something new to work on when I get bored with the sweater piece that just doesn't seem to be getting finished.
Here's what I've finished during 2008.
A shawl/scarf in the old feather-and-fan pattern, in a pretty lavender cashmere blend. I also made one in blue, and gave it to a friend. I wear this with my black coat.
A ribbon yarn cropped top for the daughter of a friend. I love knitting for kids, everything is so small it goes fast!
The sweater that Ate My Summer. It was actually an easy pattern, but using the thin mohair yarn on large needles was a pain in the neck. I actually started this in 2007, and put it away in disgust until I forced myself to finish. It also sheds like crazy, covering me and everything else in mohair. Still, its a lot of fun to wear.
Triangle Shawl, made from some strange twisted yarn I got on sale. I wear this a lot. I also made other triangle shawls for gifts this year, they knit up very quickly.
Detail of baby blanket. Made of ugly white acrylic, but at least its washable. Same pattern as the lavendar shawl. Looks complicated, but its a four-row repeat, very simple.
My first hat! Made out of crazy odds and ends for Kim's hat party.
I just finished this felted hat tonight. This is cute, I'll be making more! Anyone want one? It took me two days. Felting is like magic--you knit this big floppy thing, shrink it in the washing machine, and it gets thick and felted. You dry it to shape over a bowl, and there you go.
Here's a lousy photo of me wearing the new hat. Oh yeah, I also made the scarf.
There's also a sweater being worked on, that's in a bag somewhere in the closet. I think I'll pull it out for the drive to NY next week.