One last little FO:
A baby blanket for a friend’s newborn baby boy. I sewed in a cotton flannel lining. Probably took me as long to iron, cut, pin, and sew in the flannel backing as it did to knit the thing.
2010 was a good year for my knitting, I think. My personal goal was to complete 26 projects, and I completed 28, with only one disappointing FO. Here’s the photo mosaic, which is always fun:
2010 Also was the first year I wrote up a serious pattern, and was such an interesting experience. 2011 will bring a few more new patterns, but I approach the idea of designing with a lot of trepidation…. there are so many wonderful, talented designers out there; I totally don’t feel even remotely qualified to be writing up patterns. But I’m learning as I go, and we’ll see where it leads.
Let’s get the 2011 knitting goals written down- I’d like to have another 28 FOs to claim at the end of it, and design 3 new knitting patterns (which I’ll totally count as part of the 28 FOs!). Very soon the Stockholm Scarf pattern will be available in Swedish, thanks to Inger.
December 23rd, I think I just may have made culinary history- I share the same birthday as my dad (December 23rd) and I wanted to do something special. He doesn’t like sweets, baked goods, or even many vegetables (of course, I eat all sugary foods I can get my hands on, and then pretend it’s okay because I’ve also never met a vegetable I didn’t love. Somehow I feel that my deep love of kale undoes the damages of a frequently high-chocolate diet. Anyway, I digress…). But he does love ribs. So I made him a rib cake:
See that plastic train on the cake? That’s a family tradition, that candle train. It didn’t fit on the ribs, though.
2010 was a great year, and I’m all set for the new possibilities and experiences of 2011.