|I had better get my act together!|
Last year was a great year for knitting for me. I completed 30 projects! I made 11 hats, 8 "pairs"* of mitts, 5 baby sweaters, 2 pairs of socks, 1 big batch of knitted facecloths, and 3 child or adult sweaters. Totaling just about 9,000 yards of yarn knit. Not too shabby. Finishing the year I have 4 unfinished WIP.
My last year's goal of finishing 5 big and 5 small projects was more than achieved. So yeah me! Yes, I totally count socks as a big project even though the result is actually quite small.
I actively put myself out of my comfort zone by trying some more complex projects than I have completed in the past. I tried- and loved- stranded colour work. I tried- and hated- intricate lace with beading especially as a knit-along project. We'll call that one a draw.
My favourite project was definitely my LH and RH Snowfling Mittens. The knitting of these mittens was fun but the games we've played afterwards have been so much better! I have big plans for 2014 on this front!
|RH Mitten and me goofing around at|
California Adventure Park this summer.
|I still haven't decided what to do with this.|
- a sweater for each member of my immediate family. (This is a pretty big goal and will involve me deciding what to do with G's sweater above.)
- I have one specific UFO that only needs sleeves- my Early Evening Cardigan.
- I would also like to knit a new pair* of mittens for my sister; and
- a couple of pairs of socks for myself.
So that brings me to my ultimate to-fer goal for 2014: I aspire to not buy any yarn until I have completed 50** + 8*** workouts. I will work from my stash until then.
For those of you thinking- what does that have to do with knitting? Well, admittedly, not much. I do, however, need to work on balance of my activities and working out more will join in well with other life goals for the year. If I hustle I could be shopping again in 10 weeks or if I continue as I have gone so far it could be more than 8 months. Either way I am not lacking for projects- or yarn- until then.
What are your goals for 2014?
* For me a "pair" of mittens is not necessarily a set of two. In the circumstances of anyone playing my LH vs. RH games a pair is typically only one mitt from their designated side.
**Full disclosure- this goal was originally going to be 100 workouts but with the calendar above it is easy to see that this could take me YEARS. So I have brought it down to a still-difficult-but-achievable-if-I-just-get-off-my-ass number.
***More full disclosure I have already cheated and bought 780 yards of yarn this past weekend while travelling; thus the extra +8 workouts as penance.