I'm not organised enough to do a photo review of my knitting year, but thanks to the magic of Ravelry and my trusty moleskine knitting diary, I can tell you I started 34 projects, and I finished 34 projects. If only the new projects matched the finished projects, heh!
Some of my FO's were big - my Olive jumper and Big Woolly vest, plus 2 skirts - Lanesplitter (which I have still to blog properly - woops!) and my Super Special Birthday Skirt. Some were small - crochet snowflakes and a bunch of crochet dishcloths, plus a BALL!. There were things for the little guy - a cardigan, 3 vests and a pair of pantses; gifts for friends - a baby cardi, a shawl, a hat, a tea cosy and a crochet ball; and of course socks - Nutkin, Heritage socks and husby's Frankensocks. And a few other bits and pieces - two scarves, a hat, another shawl, some mitts and a bag.
Amongst those FOs I managed to finish 7 pre-2011 WIPS. And yet at the end of 2011, I still have 15 WIPS! So it will be a Binding Off 2012 year again...but more of that in another post. One thing that won't be bound off in 2012 - of course my Beekeeper Insanity!
In December, I just had to buy 2 bags of Rowan Calmer - a unique yarn, discontinued! And a great price, thanks to Jannette's Rare Yarns. I forgot to take a photo but I got a bag of garnet (a lovely red) and a bag of Tree, which is a fab green. I can't decide which to knit up first!
I also received some lovely gift yarn - a skein of Cascade Heritage Silk from Bells - which I think just might be too nice to knit sexypuffs with! It is so soft. Yummo.
In: 22 x 50g balls
Actual balls used: 6 x 50g balls
8ply equivalent: 9.5 x 50g balls
metres used: 1076m
For the year 2011
Actual balls used: -16.5 x 50g balls
8ply equivalent: 112 x 50g balls
metres used: 13,054m
I was surprised to find I'd used the equivalent of 112 balls of 8ply yarn this year - I didn't think it would be that much! And whilst I came out with a bit more yarn than I started with, it wasn't a crazy amount (and if I'd just ignored that Calmer, I would have been ahead!! Oh well, I can't ignore a discontinued yarn bargain, that's nothing new!
|Christmas snowflake sexypuff!|
Happy New Year!