Thursday, January 7, 2010

2009 Wrap-up and Knitters' Olympics

My first post was in February 2009. From then until the end of the year, I completed:

2 ornaments
1 large ribbed blanket
1 icelandic wool hat
2.5 socks
1 diamond pattern set - booties, hat and sweater
1 pair of booties
2 cable hats
3 baby blankets with hoods
1 baby hat with tassle
2 baby sweaters
1 baby blanket
5 ruffle hats
1 striped blanket
1 multicoloured blanket
3 hat and bootie sets for newborns
1 pair of mittens
2 baby hats
1 norwegian wool blanket
1 extra large baby kimono
1 alpaca wool sweater
unfinished items: five hour baby sweater, baby sweater, 1.5 socks

So far I've got about five projects lined up for the new year. Only one baby expected, though, for whom I've already knit two or three items. So there will probably be a lot less hat and blankie knitting!

Wool-Tyme, in Kingston, Ontario, is hosting a Knitting Olympics Project, to coincide with the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"The object of the exercise is to complete a knitting project that will challenge you, your abilities and your creativity. You begin your project at the lighting of the Olympic torch on Feb. 12th and strive to finish it by the closing ceremonies on Feb. 28th."

They've set up a Ravelry group for the project. If I dare, I will aim to complete a pair of socks. No second sock syndrome, no I-ran-out-of-wool and couldn't sew up the second sock, no excuses! Shall I try the Magic Loop method, return to double pointed needles or use straight needles?


  1. Deniz, I kept meaning to look at your blog after you commented on Marsha Moore's interview and I just did. Omigosh, a knitting blog! I've been knitting since I was 10, but gave it up lately due to other demands on my time, and I miss it! I'm adding myself as a follower to your blog so I can come over now and then and get my knitting fix!

  2. WOW!!! You made a ton of stuff!

    That's a great idea to keep track of all that you make. I'm feeling like I'm not getting enough done because I have so many unfinished projects. My goal is to finish a bunch of projects before I start one more thing!

  3. Thanks guys! Some days I feel like I have way too many unfinished items, then suddenly I complete them all, get more wool as gift or can't resist ordering some online, and then the cycle starts again :-)