This year, I finished:
6 scarves/scarflettes (including 1 crocheted scarf!)
8 cowls (1 not pictured)
2 pairs of socks
1 crocheted doily
Out of all of these projects, 10 of them went to other people; this probably marks the least selfish knitting I have ever done in a year. Yay!
So, without further ado, here they are:
If some of these looked unfamiliar, it's because... well, they probably are! Two were shawls that I knit for professors, and the rest - well. The rest are either oversights, or I only got around to photographing them a few days ago. I spend so much time working on projects that sometimes it's sort of anticlimactic when they're actually finished, and sometimes photography and blogging can fall behind a little!
I will also say, after going through all these pictures: I really, really miss our old back porch. The current porch is a weird shade of brown, and while it makes some colors pop, it really affects some colors in a terrible way that can't even be fixed in post-processing. Grey is a beautiful, cool backdrop that warm brown can't possibly compare to. If only I could change our porch - but alas, we are but renters.
And as far as my goals for this last year, how did I do?
Well, here they are:
"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"
Sooooooo. About that.
In 2012, I knit:
0 completed sweaters (but currently have 3 in progress - that counts... right?)
Continued the hat challenge, but only knit 4 hats.
Designed and published... uhh, 1 pattern. But I knit others! Which are not written up yet. So yeah, 1.
HAHAHAHAHAH. Failed miserably at stash diet. I did try - but Madrona got me.
Knit 2 pairs of socks.
Knit 9 lace projects.
So, overall, a mixed bag. But you know what? I like lists, and I like goals, and I'm going to do it again this year. No matter how entertainingly, miserably, and deeply I fail at it.
Because looking back at these projects - even if they weren't planned, even if they weren't perfect - I knit a lot of beautiful things (beaded shawl!); I knit a lot of useful things (hats!); I knit a lot for people I love (scarves and hats for Derek and Lumberjack!) and I had a lot of fun doing it.
So, tallying it all up, let's just say that I succeeded.
Happy New Year's Eve.