At the beginning of the year I had a go at making the Split Back Snowflake Hat. However I had real problems getting it to work and after two attempts gave up and went on to something else.
Also this year I knitted a jumper. This was knitted in the round, like the hat, and although I still think it's a little tight, it came out really well.
As I was knitting the jumper it suddenly occurred to me what the problem might be with the hat. You see the first part of the hat, the cable, is knitted flat and then joined to make the split at the back. When I joined it I had the cables on the outside but when I was knitting my jumper it was inside out!
So I gave it a go and it worked! The rest of the hat took me a matter of weeks to finish but from start to finish its taken nearly a year!
The best bit was trying out knitting with two colours. My friend Katie had suggested I try knitting with one colour in each hand as this gives a better tension, so after a bit of YouTubing I had a go. And it came out really well and I want to do some more! It was so satisfying to do and looks grand! I love it.
Once again something that looks like it might be super complicated it not exactly easy but really not that hard once you have a go. If I think about where my knitting was a couple of years ago, or even at the beginning of this year, I've come so far!
There are so many patterns I want to work on right now, but I just don't have the time. Once again I will have to list all the things I want to do out and prioritise them to make sure the really important things get done and I don't get distracted by something shiny!