In 2011, I knit:
4 pairs of socks
2 scarves (1 pictured)
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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