Knitting year in review

Thankfully Ravelry does all the bookkeeping for me!

I thought I would complete 18 projects this year. I remember thinking that would be 6 pairs of sox, three sweaters and an assortment of hats and shawls.

I actually finished 27 knit projects!

The sweaters

Really did three! Of course, I thought it would be three for me, but babies need sweaters, too.

(I am sure I have a photo of the last one somewhere, but can’t find it now!)


Socks were not flying off the needles as they have in the past.

Again with the baby booties. 😉

Then shawls – there some epic ones finished!

And an amazing one a year in progress… maybe I will finish it in 2019!

Lots of scarves. I dislike knitting scarves, they go on forever! But I did several this year.

And cowls… lots of them! Don’t have photos of them all, even!

Hats are another category that I did lots of but didn’t get photos of them all:

And what do I dislike making even more than scarves? Mittens! So you know these were a work of love!

And a pair of mitts – not so disliked, but only made one pair this year.

Then there were a few special projects:

A group project, a blanket for a dear woman going through a rough time. I knit a few squares, but was especially proud of this one.

It’s sideways, don’t know why!

And some ornaments for Christmas this year:

That pretty well covers the projects.

Now, for the part that surprises me. Of these, only ten remain in my possession. So many knits have gone out into the world, finding new homes with people I love.

Next year’s challenge is set at 25, but I might up it to 30 to give myself a stretch. I still want to do three sweaters… one is on the needles, another is in my head. And socks are always on the needles, but who knows what else will happen?

I’ll do a spinning update in another post. I think it will surprise you!

27 thoughts on “Knitting year in review”

  1. what a fabulous knitting gallery! So many different colours, styles and stitch patterns! You are such a talented lady with your needles. I have to say, the first photo, with your cardie is my favourite – such an elegant style and gorgeous colour! I really like the red & black hat too.

    1. Thank you, Claire! As I often tell people, it’s all just knit and purl. The red and black (and it’s twin the black and white and gray) are very cool, but I found the pattern fiddly. I plan to rework it someday, because the end result is so great.

      Glad you like that hitofude cardigan – my favorite colors, too. I wish I could get my hands on a photo of the other cardigan, because I love that one, too! Maybe in my spinning update post I will have a photo of it, because I spun that yarn. 😉

  2. That’s a lot of knitting for the year. And they are all delicious knits! Love the sweater on you. I still say that is the best Zimmerman baby sweater I’ve seen and the yarn you made for it is fantastic.

  3. WOW, busy girl! Wasn’t this fun to look back at all of your accomplishments? I remember every one of them (except hadn’t seen the pic of the cute blond woman in the B&W hat – darling!), and you make me so proud! Here’s to another wonderful year of knitting with you!

  4. Oh I enjoyed your recap! I cannot pick a favorite! My brains a bit tired today, but I hope to have New years post up tomorrow. It may be my year of socks and only socks….but who knows?

    1. I can’t pick favorites either!

      And I was yarn shopping with a list today, sock yarn was not on it, but I had a hard time letting go of some beauties!

  5. You have indeed been busy – adding all spinning and garden and job and the house I am in AWE!
    May 2019 be as successful and colorful as all your knitting 🙂

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