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Reflections on Knitting, 2010

These are the finished hand knits of 2010.

There are 31 items pictured there.

  • 12 pairs of socks
  • 4 pairs of mittens
  • 4 sweaters
  • 3 scarves
  • 1 hat/hood
  • 1 blanket
  • 6 shawls

It’s significantly less than last year and it’s mostly because I knit less socks. I’m okay with that and I’m pretty pleased with the year’s accomplishments. I am particularly proud of that bridal shawl!

I had some knitting goals for 2010 and this seems like an appropriate time to see how I did with them.

Goals for 2010

  1. Knit 18 pairs of socks. Nope, only made 12.
  2. Publish my picot edge sock pattern. Done!
  3. Learn to crochet in the round. Never happened but at least I can crochet a decent edge now.
  4. Knit a sweater for me, a sweater for Dale, a sweater for Jessica, and a sweater for Hannah. I knit a sweater for me, a sweater for Dale (except it was too small and now it’s Hannah’s, more on that later), and a sweater for Hannah. No sweater for Jessica.

Goals for 2011:

  1. Knit 12 pairs of socks. 1 per months seems to work just fine.
  2. Learn to crochet in the round. Maryse, are you listening?
  3. Knit a sweater for Dale that actually fits.
  4. Knit a vest for me.
  5. Knit random things for other people as the need arises. I’m sure this will include items for Hannah and perhaps also Jessica.

I believe in goals and appreciate the challenge of meeting them. Honestly, though, my favorite thing about this post is seeing all the things I made in one big mosaic!

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  1. Love your photo display of your knits! I’m impressed with how much you got done as I have a sock knitting friend and she figured there are as many stitches in a pair of socks as there are in a sweater!

  2. What a great collection of handknits! And you did all the finishing, too! (I am guilty of knitting things to 99% completion, then leaving them languishing…)

    Also your “only made 12” comment about the socks made me snort. I finished ONE pair of socks last year (though I do have 3 pair OTN).

    Well done, you!

  3. I look forward to your annual list in part, because I marvel at your courage for creating one. AND THEN to see how well you stick to it! Yikes! I am too much of a knitting flibberty-gibbit to attempt such a feat. Bravo! (I may attempt the one pair of socks/month…)

  4. You knit a few things last year I’d like to do this year. Mondo Pulli, Reading Mitts, and maybe a pair of Vesper socks. Your mosaic is a nice look at accomplishment, but think of the journey in each of your projects. The memories flow from each picture, even for me. Good work!

  5. I love the mosaic, too! Your knitting projects (and your photographs of them) are always so wonderful and they inspire me.

  6. what lovely stuff you made!

    and yes, I HEARD YOU! how about i come and visit one weekend day soon? i’ll bring my hooks.

  7. I know!! It’s seeing all these gorgeous mosaics that had me looking at Rav to determine what I’ve actually finished in the last year — and noticing some gaping holes where FO pic should be! Must make that happen.

    You have a mighty fine display there, Carole!

  8. Wow. Just Wow! I love your mosaic and all of your lovely finished projects. You should be justifialby proud. Especially of the wedding shawl (didn’t you do a red one for a bridesmaid as well?). It sounds like all of your projects went to very appreciative recipients.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Beautiful, all! You’ve inspired me to do my own blog post showcasing my FO’s for 2010 … should be easy, since I learned to knit in 2010 & therefore EVERYTHING I have knit was last year 🙂 I have to upload pics of the hats I gave away for Christmas & then I’m ready to post ’em all 🙂

  10. I love the showcase of 2010 knits so much. I may feel inspired to come up with one of my own. I really think that #5 is spot on.

  11. I was looking at Hannah’s sweater and thinking “how’d I miss that one?!?!” If I’m right, that’s an old pattern from IK? Simple, dropped sleeves, with colorwork on the bottom?

  12. Sometimes I wish I still knit. Like when I see your beautiful work. Most times, apparently, I don’t.

    I did knit a row on a sock last night, so maybe there is hope for me.

  13. WOW – you certainly did knit a lot of beautiful items! The wedding shawl – was amazingly beautiful…Plus you know I love to see all the socks you made…

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