Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Knits

In 2011, I knit:

12 shawls
4 pairs of socks
3 sweaters
2 hats
2 scarves (1 pictured)
23 projects












Looking back on this year, I've knit a lot more than I thought I did!  I finished a lot of really old projects, spectacularly failed at my self-imposed Hat Challenge (let's chalk that up to being busy in school, okay?  Okay!), knit 2 sweaters from start to finish, and made a metric crapton of lace.  I shouldn't be surprised about that last one.  Overall, I knit what I wanted, when I wanted, which I think is a great way to do it.  Life is too short to knit things you hate.

I also published Blake, a (free!) super basic basketweave scarf.  No points for originality, but I was really using it as a template for pattern writing.  I still need to update a few things that are a little unclear, but I think I've hit upon a layout that I like.  Which means that I have no excuse not to write up Salt Creek in the next month and start sending the pattern out to test knitters!

My knitting goals for 2012 are:
Knit 4 sweaters
Continue the hat challenge, but in a more achievable way: knit 6 hats
Design and publish 4 patterns
No buying yarn from Jan. 1st until my birthday, April 15th
Knit 5 pairs of socks
Knit 6 lace projects

None of these are hard and fast, but I'd really like to have more sweaters, and the stash situation is getting a touch ridiculous.  I love all of my yarn, but that means I should use some of it up before moving on to newer, shinier things.

Here's to a productive 2012!

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