Here we are again at the end of the year, a good time to take a look through the projects. See what I've done, and what I would like to do.
I almost wrote "review of knits" but this year my fiber crafting went beyond knitting.
I'll start with the knits. Some of my projects include multiple pieces, but I will lump them together.
In 2011 I knit:
1 baby bag
2 sets wash cloths
1 pair baby socks
3 baby sweaters
4 mini mittens
Incredibly--none of these items were for myself, though some were for my children. Hmm--I've got to work on this. In the line up for the new year is a new sweater for me me me. The yarn and the pattern have been purchased and are just waiting for me to get my act together. We'll see how that goes.
My other projects this year included weaving.
In 2011 I wove:
1 stuffed animal blanket
1 set of wash cloths
Among the woven items--well, I use the wash cloths (for the baby).
I also got some spinning done. Lots of little batches of things to test out, but my big project was about 700 yards of 2-ply lace weight bamboo merino, in winter of my discontent, from Sereknitty. One goal for 2012-- knit something (for ME) with this lovely stuff.
I also leave some things undone.
In the UFO pile for knitting:
a pair of bunny slippers
All the knitting is done, just the finish work is left. I also just started a scarf, but that was just started, so I'm not counting that as a UFO just yet--it is still a WIP. Unlike the other projects that have been waiting around for me to sew things up.
And some weaving UFOs too:
a set of spa cloths--9 of them, on one long warp. Waiting for me to learn how to use my sewing machine, and
2 rainbow scarves, also waiting for finishing.
I've also got a spinning UFO--I started some nice silk merino blend. I've gotten through over half of it, but it got stalled for holiday knitting. This is also destined to be 2-ply.
So overall, lots of little projects in 2011. Lots of gifts. I'm glad I was able to get something done, but it would be nice to dig into some bigger projects. Also, I really should learn how to work this sewing machine. I've had it nearly a year, and I'm still scared of it. And of course, my child free time is limited, and learning how to use the sewing machine has just not made it to the top of the list of priorities.
But overall, 2011 was a pretty good year for fibery things. I have high hopes for 2012. Maybe I'll even learn how to crochet.