Knitting 2009 and knitting plans 2010

Earlier in the year I started to keep notes on what I had knit. Mostly I look around my home and think to myself that I haven’t knit much this year. Yet I always seem to be knitting, I feel lost in the evenings if I’m not knitting a row or too. Clearly from the list below it is evident that I do knit.

The Republic Hat by Nicole Reeves in Adriafil Lama colourway Brown (64)

Lavender in Winter Beanie by Vicky Hammerstein in Adriafil Lama colourways Grey and Brown (74 & 64)

Seaman’s Cap by Brenda Zuk in Colinette Iona colourway Summer Berries.

Hawthorne by Tanis Gray in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in colourway 6610

Two Amanda Hats by Gina House in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica in Reds and Purple and Black.

Two Amanda scarfs inspired by Gina House in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica in Reds and Purple and Black.

Emerald Cardigan by Amy Swenson in Rowan Scottish Tweed Chunky in colourway Lobster.

Mandy’s cutting edge of fashion tank top – 07 V-neck Vest by Elena Malo in RYC Cashsoft Aran Brown 020

Tartan scarf by Anna Tillman in Kidsilk Haze Trance 582 and Rowan Tapestry Moorland 175 & Lakeland 180

Kiri Shawl by Polly Outhwaite in Wollmeise Lace-Garn in colourway Terra di Siena.

Pi Hat by TChemGrrl in Rowan Pure Wool Aran Praline and RYC Cashsoft Aran light beige.

half of a Surface by Norah Gaughan in Toft Alpaca DK Chocolate 208

Sir Lancelots magical jacket – Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss in RYC Cashsoft Aran, Red (10)

Seaman’s hat for a friend – Seaman’s hat by Brenda Zuk in RYC Cashsoft Aran, Red (10)


Cherry Tree Socks – Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Fall Foliage.

Fandango Socks – Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Fandango

Show off Stranded socks by Anne Campbell – Fyberspates Sock Yarn.

My Country Garden Socks – Cherry Tree Hill Supesock in Country Garden.

More socks for Mandy – Austermann Step colourway 55

Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt in The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Differential Grasshopper

Spring Forward to Sunny Days by Linda Welch in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100 % superwash in Baba Jaga.

Stripey socks – ball band lost.

Thick Grey socks – Schoeller & Stahl Limbo Color in Grey.

Charlie’s Cheesy Wotsit Paw Prints – Pyewacket Socks by Kristi Schueler in Handmaiden Fine Yarn Casbah Sock in Sangria.

Lost label Socks – lost label.

Redcurrants and Stinging Nettles – Johannisbeer und Brennessel 100% Wollmeise.

Mum’s Emergency Socks – Regia Kaffe Fassett colourway 4355

Spey Valley by Nancy Bush in Peace, Love & Misti Alpaca Hand Paint sock yarn in colourway Taos.

Socks for a huge footed male, Opal Hundertwasser in 1432 Der Blaue Mond

Lizard Ridge,
9 squares.

My knitting plans for next year, (how are we saying this twenty ten, or two thousand and ten? I think I’m sticking to twenty ten) they are simple.

1. It is going to be the year of the cardigan for me. I love cardigans, I do, I prefer the flexibility of not overheating (its probably my age!) I’ve concentrated on socks this year, mainly because I needed a stash to keep my feet warm and I will still knit socks, but I would love some super warm cardigans to choose from come next winter.

2. When I do knit socks, I will probably be looking for a patterned sock. Bayerische, may even get tackled this year. That is my holy grail and one day I will knit it.

3. And this plan is quite scary – my stash is threatening to overtake my home. I have some beautiful wools to choose from, really stunning and now is the time to use them. So… (and this is so difficult to type) I don’t care how tempting the bargain is or how much I desire that particular colourway, I am going to knit from my stash. If I need a couple of balls to complete or compliment a project that is fine, but apart from that it must come from the stash. I can however buy beautiful needles and books, I couldn’t live without books and magazines. (well I could obviously, but I prefer not to) I can also swap yarn. – that is allowable.

At the moment I could probably knit at my current rate of knitting for several years just from my stash. Especially with the amount of sock yarn I have, its time to make a serious dent in it.

I feel slightly panicked about this idea, I’m hoping this panicky feeling (and who knew I’d become such a consumer!) will lessen as the time goes on. Especially when I start using some of the most beautiful yarns that I have carefully stored away.

I’m hoping for a much healthier year next year, this was not a good year for Mandycharlie. I saw my rheumatologist today etc etc, he’s just diagnosed the pain in the side as pleurisy. Whether its pleurisy or strained intercostal muscles, it flippin’ hurts. I’m on my fifth course of antibiotics, I’ve had five lots of blood tests, one xray – (still waiting for results) huge amounts of painkillers etc etc. He thinks that its going to take two to three months to get back to normal. All I know is that I couldn’t walk far if my life depended on it. My breathing is completely whacked out (a common side effect of pneumonia apparently) and I’ve an appointment with a physiotherapist to get my breathing back into line. So at the moment I don’t think I’m going to be playing for another month or so.

I’m okay really, I’m a bit low as you might imagine, and it probably wasn’t a good idea for hubby to be refitting the kitchen just while I’ve been this poorly, but basically I’m okay and its more a question of having a little winge. *grin*

So, I’m just going to have a little break from blogging, just to let you know that nothing dire has happened, I am over the worst I just need rest and recuperation.

See you in a few weeks,

Happy New Year!

4 thoughts on “Knitting 2009 and knitting plans 2010

  1. amelia says:

    Oh No!!I'm going to miss you as I'm sure will many others!! Your health obviously comes first and you are so right to be taking care of yourself. I'll keep watching this space and waiting for your return.


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