2011 round up

It was a funny old year this year, knitting-wise. It felt like I had my knitting needles in my hands at every spare moment, and yet I have only seven finished objects to my name this year. I’m trying to stay rational about it, reminding myself that it’s not a race and at that I’m making things that I’m happy with, but I can’t deny that I’m disappointed that I got so little finished. My productivity deficiency seems to have largely come from misjudging the amount of yarn I had, and pattern/yarn mismatches. This is otherwise known as being a duffer.

Even though I’m having a bit of a sulk about the year’s worth of finished objects, what I did actually finish turned out pretty well. This part of the recap always reminds me of the end of some movies or TV shows, where there’s a still shot of a character (sometimes sepia-toned) and a caption about where they are now…

Golden Hands Vest
Golden Hands Vest caption

Gaptastic Cowl
Cowl caption

Lyttelton caption

Manu caption

Cornsilk Pullover
Cornsilk caption

The Delicious Knee Socks and Kalajokis declined to be interviewed, still cross they didn’t get a fair showing when they were debuted during the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show weekend.

I’ve been planning for 2012 for the last few weeks. The pattern queue has been set, the stash has been rifled through. All systems are go, and I’m really looking forward to having a productive year with minimal dufferism. What are your crafting plans for 2012?

8 Responses to “2011 round up”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Happy new year! Loved the quotes on the finished items – made me laugh.

    I don’t have anything planned for 2012, but I do suspect I will be doing less crochet. I just don’t need to – I packed away my winter woollens yesterday and I have WAY TOO MANY shawls and scarves!

  2. Lynne Says:

    Oh, what an original and amusing way to show us your knits for 2011. May you be happier with your output at the end of 2012 (although I think you’ve done really well).

  3. Sonia Says:

    Hahahaha, love it! Very funny 🙂

    You’ve made some beautiful things this year, it’s about quality not quantity. I’m hoping to make cardigans and socks this new year.

  4. Jen Says:

    “Only” seven items? But they are pretty substantial and you wear them all so that’s a win. I made a heap of stuff but a lot of it was hats and clothes for friends’ babies and other little bits and bobs that I wont get to wear. I’d rather have made one good cardigan for me than six baby vests.

    I think you’ve done very well. Happy New Year.

  5. drk Says:

    you know, those are not just any old things youve made this year. all those cardigans are ambitious projects requiring long term commitment! and they really do look awesome. there is nothing better than knitting that gets worn! i look forward to the new all star cast of 2012!

  6. Leonie Says:

    You have made some very gorgeous knits there, and they all have a sense of humour as well!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year 🙂

  7. Leah Says:

    Heh, I’m glad the yarn and objects are happy to be out in the world. I know what you mean – I have been reminding myself that it’s not a race to the finish also, since I had fewer FOs in number this year than last.

  8. Noreen Says:

    Lyttleton is gorgeous!

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