Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year Plus Blogiversary! (Adriana)

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2008 is filled with fibery joys.
Tomorrow is our Blogiversary (and my brother's birthday. Happy Birthday Neil!) but I'm going to be in Windsor visiting the one and only Spillyjane so I thought I'd post today.

I found our inaugural post from a year ago complete with a to-knit list. Here was mine:

Tubey (in Mission Falls 1824 Wool) - done
Tabachin (yarn unknown) from Eternal Noro - didn't happen
Shawl (Rowanspun 4ply) in an undetermined pattern - I made Birch!
Socks for my Granny's 90th birthday! - Did those plus another pair for Christmas
Lotus Blossom Tank (in Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy) - I looked into knitting this but upon closer inspection didn't like some aspects of the pattern, although that was before I saw Rachel's beautiful version.
Finish my Swallowtail Shawl (in red Misti Alpaca laceweight) - yeppers!
A Scarf (in RYC Cashsoft DK) to match Odessa - still no matching scarf for my Odessa
Greek Pullover - didn't happen either
A special gift for someone! - I have no idea what this was referring to :)

I think I did pretty well overall. I have made up a new to-knit list for 2008, of course.
Back to School Vest - which I started a month ago but gauge lies and it's too small.
Ms. Marigold in Silky Wool I got for Christmas
Knit the second Naive Sock and Pomatomus
Muir in KP Shadow (part of a swap with Jane)
Make a summer top that I will actually wear (Leela hasn't been worn once!)
Make a dent in the sock yarn stash (specifically the gorgeous yarns dyed by Rosemary and Heather)

I think that's a pretty manageable list for the upcoming year. I don't have any specific knitting resolutions, just to continue to knit from the stash whenever possible and to make things that are functional, also whenever possible.

Since no blog post is complete without pictures I thought I'd show off the project I was working on yesterday and today:

Bubby from Knitty
This was knit with no specific recipient in mind, I was inspired by the love shown to Tommy the Turtle and I wanted something quick. I used DB Cashmerino Aran with some white acrylic for the eyes and nose.

bubby and cleo1
Here he is meeting Cleo

bubby and cleo2
And here they're snuggling (I did not include the picture where she tries to smother him. Cleo lacks a mothering instinct)

A FO on January 1st? I think 2008 is off to a great start :)


spillyjane said...

I can't believe it's been a year already! Time certainly does fly.

See you tomorrow!

Heather G. said...

I had better post my version of this tomorrow! I was looking at my part of our inaguaral post yesterday adn contemplating it also. Lots to talk about!

(also, I giggled at Cleo's lack of mothering instinct!) (Hee!)

Happy New Year!

happy2knit said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've only blogged a few months, so I consider this a mile stone for you. Great job and I look forward to seeing your second year of posts. Bubby is adorable, BTW