Monday, December 29, 2008

Looking back at 2008

I started 2008 with some knitting goals. I wanted to learn new things (see fearless knitter badge) and I wanted to knit more for myself. On both counts I am pleased with what I have accomplished.


Here is the tally for my knitting in 2008:

6 hats
5 pairs of adult socks
2 scarves
2 bags
1 pair baby socks
1 adult sweater
1 child sweater
1 shawl
1 poncho


That is 20 knitted items in all.


Among these items were:
9 gifts
2 swaps
2 for charity
7 for me!!


This is a much improved percentage of knit items for me to keep compared to last year.
2008 35% for me
2007 12.5% for me


The items I made for myself are a lace stole, a fair isle cardigan and 5 pairs of socks. Not bad.


And I feel like I really did learn a lot of new things this year. I have learned how to do stranded knitting, and I even enjoy picking the colors. I cut my first steek this year. I worked with lace weight yarn for the first time. Additionally, I have tried hard to know when to give up a project. I frogged 7 projects this year--not including the 4 "swatches" for the swap scarf I made.


All in all, I'm pleased with my progress this year. Now to think about challenges for 2009.
Wishing you happy knitting and all sorts of other good things for 2009.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Wow! That's quite an accomplishment for anyone let alone someone as busy as you are. I can't wait to see what you'll do this year

Orinda5 said...

You are totally fearless in my book!

Happy New Year!