I did a lot of knitting in 2005. I'm sure that I would have done more if I could. I learned something new with each item.
#1 The first item I finished after starting my blog on 1/28/2005:
Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
Lesson Learned: Learned how to knit in the round. This was also my first experience with felting.
I LOVE these clogs. They really helped to keep my feet warm last winter. My bad foot was SOOO cold b/c of the the nerve damage. Sometimes it would get 3-4 degrees colder than my good foot. To warm it up I would put on 2 pairs of socks and my clogs. Then I would wrap a heating pad around it and sit for an hour while it warmed up. These clogs helped SO much. I'm not having such a problem with my foot being cold this winter. It is more of a nuisance now. I still wear my clogs around the house everyday. I'm wearing them right now!
Lesson Learned: I really hate fun fur and most novelty yarn.
I tried to sell this scarf on ebay but it never sold. It was nearly impossible to make a profit anyway. I ended up giving it to a friend who liked it. I'm glad that someone did!
Sirdar Raglan Sweater
Lesson Learned: This was my second sweater and my first attempt at raglan sleeves. I learned that I don't like to wear scratchy sweaters much. Even though, I still really love this sweater. I probably won't ever use Lopi again.
Laines Plassard Sweater
Lesson Learned: How to pick up stitches and frog an item OVER and OVER and OVER. I can't believe that I actually got this finished.
I love this sweater just b/c I actually finished it. I can't believe that I stuck with it and ripped it out SO many times. It is so warm and cozy.
Emma's Baby Blanket
Lesson Learned: Hmmmm, Sometimes it is okay to leave a flaw in an item if you're the only one who will notice it. Oh well!
Emma's Baby Set
Lesson Learned: I discovered Plymouth Dreambaby. It is SOO soft!
Lesson Learned: How to change colors. It's easier than I thought it would be. What was I SO scared of?!
My First Pair of Socks
Lesson Learned: This one is obvious...how to knit a pair of socks. I was really hooked. I was so proud of my very first sock that I walked around all day with just one sock on. I couldn't knit fast enough! Sometime last year I somehow placed these socks in the back of a drawer in my dresser. Thankfully I discovered them this week and put them on right away. I like them even better now!
Lesson Learned: I didn't learn any lessons about knitting, except how to knit a teddy bear. I did learn about a little girl who had just lost her leg in a lawn mower accident. I felt for her so much that I gave this bear to my brother to give to her. I later learned that it is the only teddy bear she owns and that she carries it everywhere with her. Makes me want to cry my eyes out. I pray that she is doing well.
The Softest Baby Blanket
This was a gift for my boyfriend's newborn nephew, Will. It was a very simple pattern
Purple Felted Tote
Lesson Learned: How to turn a heel properly. I also learned how important a gauge swatch is. I had to frog the first one b/c of that mistake. Hopefully I won't ever forget this one.
Pink BamBoo Scarf
Lesson Learned: I discovered reversible mistake rib stitches. I love the way this scarf looks and I wear it all the time. I just wish that it was longer.
Last Finished item of 2005. I am going to save this item for tomorrow's post.
Thank you for sharing the past year with me. This year is going to be a lot of fun. I have a lot of new project's to share very soon.