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.


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!