I finished the first two projects on my list last weekend and have only just had a chance to sit down and blog about them.
The first project of the year was Design 16 from Noro Collection #3 by Jenny Watson . I used Noro Kureyon sock in shade 220. I'm a fan of Noro and their colorways, but the Kureyon sock was rustic feeling (which I like) and thick and thin. I happen to love that about their yarn, but others prefer to knit with something softer. I was able to match the fronts and the sleeves, but it wasn't easy. A couple of my skeins had knots where the colors would make a sudden change and I had to get creative to keep things matched. Pretty irritating for a yarn that isn't cheap.
No matter, for all the stockinette and ribbing on teeny tiny needles, I love the end result. It will, however, be awhile before I knit a sweater with such small needles again (in fact, I may have something going on size 15s as a palate cleanser).
Here is the finished product - I just need to pick out the buttons and sew them on before I wear it.
I have plans to make a Burda a-line skirt in denim to go with it. I think it will be very Boden-esque!