Year in Review
Koigu turtleneck, February Lady, Chantal, Cable Cardigan, Beryl, Hey Teach, Bay Cardigan, and Capri, almost all of them on my Ravelry page, or ask me in the comments if you have a question. (I'm sorry, but linking individually to all 60 projects on this post might put me over the edge.)
Next Subject: Socks
What I already knew: I love knitting and wearing handknit socks.
What I learned: I finished more socks than I thought. And apparently I like green socks.
Goal: With a little more effort, I could make 12 pairs of socks a year.
Caveat: I tend to go on sock sprees. I either love knitting socks and it's all I do and I go through them like crazy, or I am not interested. If I sign up for a sock-a-long, it's the kiss of death for sock knitting for me for several months. If you notice me leaning toward a sock KAL, please say gently: "Lady, please back away from the sock knitalong." I thank you in advance.
(I will devote a whole post to the socks and give details on the yarns asap.)
Next Subject: Scarves, Hats, Mitts, Etc.
What I alreay knew: I love these little projects. These are the delicious palette cleansers between sweaters. Also: I love my kids in cute hats, and they can't have too many.Raveled. If not, it probably is going to get its own post. Again, if you have any questions, ask me in the comments and I will answer in the comments.
Next up: Baby Stuff and Gifts
What I learned: I don't love making baby blankets. But I love the opportunity to be the maker of potentially a small human's favorite object. So it's worth it.
Goal: keep on keepin on.
Next up: Bags
Most of these bags were for other people. Many of them I made from my dish towel totebag tutorial (see sidebar.) I will never stop making bags! BAGS!
Ok, now I get to the really pathetic department: Quilts.
What I already know: I used to be a quilter.
True confession: When I talk about quilts now, I feel like an imposter.
Goal: I need to make more quilts.
(Because really, the tree skirt doesn't even count as a quilt, but it is quilted, and I didn't have any other category for it.)
Make 12 sweaters per year.
Make 12 pairs of socks per year.
Ease up on the accessories already.
Gift knitting: good.