I’ve been reading several of my favorite knitting blogs today, and many of them created a summary of what they knitted in 2010. This inspired me to want to do the same. I began to list everything, and I was kind of surprised by all the things that I knitted in 2010. Luckily, I’d kept track of most of my projects on Ravelry.
David put pictures of all my finished things into a collage. It would have taken me 10 years, and it wouldn’t have looked nearly as nice, so thank you David.
There are five hats that I didn’t photograph, and I just finished a scarf and hat for my sister-in-law. I forgot to get a picture of that as well. Other than that though, I think this collage pretty much covers it.
In 2010, I knitted total of 13 hats, 11 pairs of socks, 6 scarves, 1 pair of gloves, 2 pairs of fingerless mitts, 3 sweaters, 1 pair of baby pants, 5 stuffed animals, and one mini-me. Holy mackerel. That seems like a lot.
And it was really a year of learning too. I learned to make bobbles, lateral braids, and I did my first herringbone rib. I did lots of colorwork. I learned magic loop and knitting on two circular needles. It’s been quite a year.
2011 Knitting Resolutions?
1. Seriously – get rid of the stash. I don’t have a huge stash of yarn, but I really want to knit down what I have.
2. Finish knitting the patterns in the The Joy of Sox book.
3. Join my blogging friend Patti in knitting another wonderful sock book called Around the World in Knitting Socks. It’s a project she decided to do, and I’d really like to follow along.
4. Successfully finish THE SWEATER.
Who knows what else will inspire me in 2011? Maybe I can convert and inspire some new knitters!
Happy New Year of Knitting!
Wow, you certainly have an impressive list. I have some loose ends (haha) to tie up before I start the socks.
Christina — what a delightful post…and have no doubt—you ALREADY HAVE inspired many people to knit more, to be better knitters, to be more creative and to yearn for new creative discoveries, to try new yarns, new stitches, to take pictures of what you’ve accomplished, to wear some and give away most of what you make, and finally…to take time for fun and bloom where you are planted. Thanks for all the the inspiration!
Great list! and a great collage! Isn’t it surprising when we actually count what we’ve done for the year and there is so many (although I see I am way behind and need to step it up in 2011).
Happy New Year!
What a great year in knitting… Beautiful projects, great photos, and a pretty collage too! I have no doubt you’ll do well with your 2011 resolutions, too. Happy New Year!
PS … Too funny that my blog gave you a verification word so close to your blog name!
Impressive! The socks, especially, look great!