The goalposts were changed a couple of times through the year, (including, a'hem, the addition of a new book to the stash...) but the object of knitting at least one project from six previously un-used knitting books in my collection was achieved.
This idea was designed, not be an onerous weight on my shoulders for the year, but to be a little incentive to "work from my stash". Because a stash doesn't just include yarn or fabric. It's also the accumulation of magazines, pattern books, e-books and print-outs from t'internet.
The Projects: (links are to Amazon for the sake of convenience)
- Faroese Shawl
by Marilyn van Keppel
from A Gathering of Lace
- Undulating Rib Socks
by Ann Budd
from Favorite Socks
- Modular Tomten Jacket
by Elizabeth Zimmermann
from Knitting Without Tears
by Cookie A.
from Sock Innovation
(also made Lindsay from this book)
- Simulated Basket Weave / T Pattern
by Charlene Schurch
from More Sensational Knitted Socks
- Coronet Design
by Marianne Kinzel
from First Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Full details of projects are on Ravelry.
Now to think of a new challenge for 2010. Ideas and inspiration welcome.