My 2011 knitting goals were to have 28 FOs and design 3 new patterns. I did hit my design goal:
*These were exclusive for the Tanis Fiber Arts 2011 Year in Colour Club, but will be for sale in January!
I fell short of my overall FO goal, with only 22 FOs, and I didn’t even photograph one of them yet (it was a Stockholm Scarf that I gave to a friend for Christmas, and I wrapped it up the second it was dry)
Here are the 21 I did get photographed:
And here is the final FO of 2011, a Christmas gift for my cousin Chantal:
She requested a winter headband that was simple and had a big bow, and I didn’t quite find any patterns that were exactly what I had in mind, so I winged it and made up my own. I really love the final result, so I’m glad I kept notes! I’ll start working on the pattern in the new year.
I’m not that surprised I missed my target of 28 FOs this year, to be honest. I can pinpoint exactly where the knitting time was lost- my first trimester of pregnancy, when I had to go to bed 1-2 hours earlier than I usually do every night for 3 months. Considering that’s when I do a lot of my prime knitting time, I estimate I lost approximately 90-100 hours of knitting time, which would have definitely been some more more FOs. But hey- that’s life, right? So- my 2012 goals. For 2012, my knitting goals are to design 5 new patterns, and have 20 FOs. that sounds a little more reasonable. Especially since the new patterns count as FOs anyways- I’m sneaky like that. Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope that you all have an incredibly happy, yarn-filled 2012.