Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye 2010, hello 2011

I've spent a fair bit of the last week knitting and also mulling over 2010.

I've had a pretty good year. I haven't made as many large items for myself as I'd have liked to but I did do some sample knitting which I enjoyed as it makes me knit things I wouldn't normally knit for myself.

Here's a quick list of my 2010 highlights:

Meeting internet knitters in real life. I met loads of you at shows with p/hop, so many that I got very bad at remembering people's names, which is something I am normally good at. A few knitters came to stay at ours which was great (look at my stash) and I stayed with a few knitters I have known for years on Rav but finally met in real life (I looked at their stashes).

Going to Stitch London meetings. Similar to the above with the added enjoyment of teaching someone to knit for the first time. You can do this too but you'll have to wait for me to be at a better PC to add links.

I learned a fair few new techniques this year, my favorite being the German Twisted cast on which I now use all the time.

Twitter has been awesome this year and I have made new friends and learned more about old ones through it.

I'm typing this under a duvet at my MIL's house in France where we are spending New Year. I have a hot cup of tea and the lovely Mr Gingeknits next to me as well as American Gods by Neil Gaimen which I have been meaning to read all year and finally started it on the train to my MIl's house this afternoon.

One of things I am going to try and do more off in 2011 is read more fiction. It's the one downside to knitting (well that and the fact knitting doesn't burn enough calories for my liking)that it eats into my reading time. Maybe I should learn to read and knit at the same time, though I like giving both things the attention they deserve.

Aside from that I don't really have resolutions, more a list of new things to try. I'd like to learn Brioche stitch, more techniques and improve my lace knitting in 2011 as well as complete the knit 52 pairs of socks in a year challenge which I'm a little way behind on at the moment though that deserves another blog post.

Anyway, I'm rambling on like a woolly Ronnie Corbett when I should be giving my MIL a hand with dinner. Goodbye 2010, you've been a fun year. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful 2011.

Oh yeah, how could I forget, I got two crochet patterns published this year. My first job of 2011 will be to add myself as a designer on Rav. Eeeek!!!


Katherine said...

It was lovely to meet you too this summer, hopefully we'll meet again in 2011.

Have a great new year.

claire montgomerie said...

here's to more crochet patterns please!! (and maybe some knitting ones too?!)

thornberry said...

I've just made a start on the Concentric necklace so you'll need to add more detail about yourself as a designer to Ravelry! I added the pattern but it needs more information from you. It's looking lovely so far, by the way.