Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 round up

I've been away a bit.  Between designing shows, and... well, designing shows, my November and December got crazy.  Really.  But things have settled a bit, so I decided to do a "Yearly wrap up" post.
I had an ultra boring meeting this morning, so I did a lot of totalling then.... fyi. :)
In 2011, I knit:
37 individual projects, including:
3 blankets
5 sweaters
14 large lace projects
6 hats
5 pair of mittens
and 4 other things like socks and baskets

15 projects were from books
8 from PDFs
4 from magazines
5 from free sources
and 5 of my own design

In 2011 I knit 22,918 yards of yarn, also known as 13.02 miles, and I finished a project every 9.86 days, on average.

Also in 2011, I designed 6 shows, learned to spin on my new spinning wheel, and spun a lot of yarn - two hanks of which were used in above projects. 

I think 2011 was a pretty good year!  I am notoriously bad a t dealing with resolutions, but I'm going to make a list again, and see how I do in 2012.

Try to spin lace weight.
Make that cool sideways sweater for myself using some handspun - Rhinebeck!
Keep adding to my crochet arsenal.
Work up the courage to wind up the gossamer yarn.  Maybe even start the Shawl of Insanity.
Be better about swatching.

Let's be honest, that last one is a long shot.


Anonymous said...

I have to say, spinning lace weight isn't as hard as I imagined. It does test your patience though since if it breaks, it takes a bit to get it back together. I haven't done my wrap up for the year yet. I think I have almost none so I'm kinda procrastinating it so I don't feel so depressed about me not finishing much this past year.

Peaceful Knitter said...

Very impressive knitting year! Go you!