Just few last FO:s for this year. My steel gray Montego Bay scarf from Colourmart cashmere silk is a drapey, buttersoft and very usable piece of accessory.
I made another as Christmas present. Unfortunately I don’t have an image of it in finished state, but this picture shows well the beautiful colours of Skeinqueen’s lovely handpainted yarn.
More scarves! I made this mohair shawl from yarn I got from Finnish swap. Just stokinette stitch and some crochet edging from beautiful Sublime Kid Mohair.
And here’s almost all knitting from 2007. By clicking the image you start Flickr-slideshow with extra images.
And to finish with, meme from KnitLit:
1. your best FO of the year
Hard pick. I’ve used a lot Twinkle’s Karate Sweater. Another favourite is Butterfly Dress, which I haven’t actually used at all. But it is waiting a special occasion, you know! And Eunny’s bayerische were a dream to knit.
2. best FO of the year made by a blog you link to
A very hard pick! Mentioning few (and doing general violence to so many others). Maud made a beautiful v-neck to Eunny’s stunning Venezia pullover. Jatta and her candy slipover. And Another Shopgirls lovely cabled vest (those pictures are lovely!). Neja gets the overall recognition for her work, Mohairmetsä was the main inspiration for me to wake from my knitting hibernation…
3. best yarn you tried
Umm, don’t even want to count the euros spent in Colourmart…
4. best new book/mag/pattern of 2007
Twinkle’s Big City Knits!
5. best new knitting technique or gadget you tried in 2007
Two socks with magic loop!
6. top 5 inspirations–what five things inspired you the most over the past year?
Flickr, ravelry, endless sources for knitter! Street fashion. Wenlan Chia’s way to use bulky yarn. Socktoberfest woke up the inner sock knitter in me.
7. designer who most amazed & inspired you throughout the year
Kamicha the process knitter loves Eunny Jang’s interesting and well thought patterns. Always new techniques, great attention to details and well fitting results. Kamicha the fashion victim just adores Wenlan Chias way to make chunky wearable!
8. knitting resolutions for 2008–what’s next for you and your blog?
Next year I will make many of my new knits based on my own designs. At least one should be written down as pattern. This blog needs some serious work. I chose WordPress and separate installation for flexibility - and here I am with barely modified template! Probably these English posts will go to a separate blog for better usability. Name suggestions, anyone?
Happy new year 2008 to everyone!