Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Knitting Review - And Some Plans For The Coming Year

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I typically do a year-end review of my crafting projects. This year, I'm going to keep it fairly simple. (It's late, and I'm both tired and in a weirdly energetic organizing mood....which means I'll most likely be up for a while despite what my body is telling me because I won't be able to settle myself if I don't get some things done. I digress.)

In 2010, I knit:
  • 2 hats
  • 2 scarves
  • 2 pair of children's clogs
  • 4 pair of adult clogs
  • 2 adult sweaters
  • 2 children's sweaters
  • 3 beaded knit bracelets
  • 3 vests
  • 6 mini socks
  • 3 baby sweaters
  • 2 sock monkeys
  • 4 pair of basic socks
  • 5 shawls

For a total of 40 projects!

My favorite projects were the Christmas sweaters (I still owe you a FO entry on those!), the lace (duh) and the mini-socks, which continue to amuse me despite their basic worthlessness.

What I didn't like were the clogs. Yuck. At least they are done, and there are warm feet again in my family.

In the coming year, I want to focus on a several things. We'll not call them resolutions - because they aren't - but they are aspects of my knitting which I would like to explore.

Specifically, in 2011 I would like to:

  1. Focus on patterned socks in the project I am doing with my friend.
  2. Knit with my homespun. It's more than just a pretty desk pet!
  3. By the end of the year I want to be knitting sweaters for myself.
  4. Start designing.
  5. Do more colorwork, for sure.
  6. Make serious progress on the Princess shawl.
  7. Knit mittens - especially traditional stranded colorwork mittens.

It's been a fabulous year, and I would like to thank you all for taking the journey with me!


A Day That is Dessert said...

You love knitting more than anyone I know :) Makes me happy to see someone so passionate about something.

Bonnie said...

What a productive year! Thank YOU for allowing us to join you on your creative journeys. I look forward to seeing your 2011 projects unfold.

margene said...

You put my 14 projects to shame! You did quite a bit of spinning too, no? You're a very productive fiber worker.

Shelda said...

Fun recap! I do so enjoy following your escapades on the blog. Glad our meeting got you inspired to creative organizing!