I just realized I have less than I week to wrap this up before I’m well and truly embarrassed for doing a 2013 related anything. I’m going to save the best for last, so we’ll start with the least impressive.
A Good, Plain Sock for Michael’s Xmas socks, from the yarn he picked out in Canada. I think this was my last YOTS project.
Flesh and Stone socks, also for Michael. The stitch pattern is mean to evoke the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who, but I think the screaming orange kind of ruins the effect.
The Grind Mitten was a kit from the Darn Yarn Club. The pattern is pretty good and the yarn is very soft – too soft, I think, for something hard-used like mittens. I am getting lots of wear out of them, though.
I got all three of these pieces out of only two skeins of the only acrylic-containing yarn I have ever loved, Simpliworsted. The hat was fine, the sweater was a great pattern, and the tiger is adorable but is…not a great pattern. Why would you knit that tail flat? Why??
This was my second Baby Bolero. It’s a great tiny sweater pattern, unisex, goes very quickly and has a cute little detail on the back.
My third Clapotis was made for Hope, in a crafting exchange. She painted this triptych for me:
I’m pretty sure I got the better end of that deal.
Next post will be the best knits of the year.