Round up 2010

In thinking about this post, I was chiding myself about my lack of productivity. Only fourteen finished objects, for shame! Then I thought about it a bit — this year I went overseas, provided Matt with the tiniest little bit of help in releasing his first Mac app, restored some outdoor furniture, completed a graphic design short course (which included doing some cross stitch for the first time in a long long time) *and* finished fourteen knitting projects. So now I understand why, in the twilight of 2010, I’m feeling quite tired.

mosaic 2010

It seems the knitting theme for this year was dark and grey. For many years I was very much a brown and green lass, but these days it’s all about the grey. Looking at my Ravelry queue, next year may be fairly grey too. Just for variety’s sake, I’ll try to provide the odd flash of colour where I can.

A lot of these knits have been used or worn a lot. Matt’s gloves, my herringbone mitts and Still got a good work out during the depths of winter. My grandfatherly vest has been fantastic in this indecisive weather, and Bottom’s Up, despite my concerns about it being too short, is starting to get quite a good run. This encapsulates knitting as a hobby for me; as enjoyable as I find creating objects using sticks and string, it’s knowing that my projects will be used and loved that provides the greatest satisfaction.

It probably a bit funny to follow that profound statement with the declaration of my favourite project of the year, particularly because it’s as-yet unworn and unblogged. Without stealing too much material for my next blog post, I’m thrilled to bits with how Matt’s dashing jumper turned out.

Fare thee well 2010. Let’s hope 2011 will be just as productive, and a little less tiring. Thank you everyone for your comments, emails and readership, I really appreciate the time everyone takes to read my funny little blog.

8 Responses to “Round up 2010”

  1. Sonia Says:

    What a great year of gorgeous projects! I hope next year is less tiring too!

  2. bells Says:

    gosh the first thing that struck me is all the grey. I actually love the idea of being faithful to one colour, or a single tone. Lovely stuff. Isn’t it great to know that things you have made get real and regular wear or use? I love that! Matt’s cable jumper is a triumph!

  3. Michelle Says:

    Well, I for one love your funny little blog. And I love how you have summed up how creative and productive you are in the one post! Love all the grey – it’s a colour I could never be disappointed with.

    Happy new year to you and Matt! Hope 2011 is even better and brighter for you both that 2010!

  4. Leonie Says:

    Happy New Year Em! Hope next year is a good one for you both 🙂

  5. drk Says:

    grey is such a timeless classic, its going to feature a lot for me this year too. you have been busy, and its amazing how much we are still able to produce, even when life gets in the way. im with you on the slightly less tiring bit for 2011 though!

  6. Noreen Says:

    Lovely knitting. In fact…GREYt!

  7. Leah Says:

    14 FOs is pretty impressive in my books… They look great 🙂

  8. Maya Says:

    Happy Happy new year, you are an amazing knitter! and i love grey : )

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