Since many bloggers are tallying their projects from 2012, I thought I would, too.
59 completed projects
2 frogged knits (plus quite a few that never made it into Ravelry)
2 projects that I knit sometimes (Beekeeper's Quilt and a secret project)
13 adult hats
12 baby things (2 sweaters, 6 toys, 2 hats, 1 overalls, 1 bunting)
5 fingerless mitts
4 adult sweaters
2 pairs of slippers
1 pair of mittens
1 steering wheel cover
I have also made one resolution for 2013. I have decided that I will knit at least five projects using yarn from the stash before I can allow myself to purchase new yarn. I will make an exception to this when we are traveling. I like to buy something special from yarn stores in the places I visit. I have 168 different yarns in my stash (some are partial skeins; some full, single skeins; and some multiple skeins). I also have a grocery bag half-full of yarn that still needs to be cataloged. I was thinking I would make it five balls of yarn and then I could buy more, but with all the partial skeins I have, that means I'd be allowed to buy yarn pretty quickly. Since I ordered the yarn to join in the Downton Abbey knitalong, I'm going to count that as my first new yarn. I've already knit four projects since the first of the year, so that means I have to knit six more from my stash before I can buy new yarn. I'm on a bit of a bulky kick right now, which is very unusual for me, so new yarn could come soon. I don't have a lot of bulky in the stash, so I think I'll challenge myself to emptying that bin, too.
Here are three of the four things I've completed so far (the third was mailed off before I remembered to take a picture of it).
|My own design, using silk yarn without a label that I bought in East Lansing quite a few years ago.|
|Swirling Cowl, using left over Chalet by Classic Elite MountainTop. So very, very soft.|
|Non-Felted Slippers, made with bits of Imperial Yarn Native Twist and some Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky|
I knit a lot more in 2012 than I did in any previous year (mostly because I'm unemployed). I plan on having a giveaway soon, so watch this space!