...a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.
I am thinking about what has been accomplished this past year. Let's review what my plans were for 2011.
1. I will work on my wips and try to finish at least half of them.
Out of 13 wips I had going into 2011, I finished 4.
I guess I was distracted by too many "shiny" new knitting projects.
2. Add to my sock drawer.
Out of 11 pairs of socks, I added 5 pairs of socks to my drawer. Pretty awesome! I didn't realize I had knitted 11 pairs of socks. Guess I could knit 12 pairs in 12 months if I wanted the challenge. lol. The problem is... for every pair of socks I finish, I have two new ones started!
3. Knit myself a sweater.
Sadly this sweater is ONCE AGAIN, not finished.
I did start off working on it one day a week until the summer. Then different things came up and
4. Learn a new technique.
I have always wanted to learn Entrelec and was fortunate to take a two-day class last March. I learned Basic Entrelac construction, knitting backwards, and fabric construction by the Entrelac guru, Gwen Bortner. She is a wonderful designer/teacher! (it is the second class I've taken by her). By the end of class, I had a Peruvian-style hat (which I forgot to add to the "hats in review" collage).
I also learned how to cast on using Emily Ocker's cast on (utube video) for a pi shawl by one of our local designers, Carla Boustead-Willingham. I made a doily. I did not tackle a shawl yet.
5. Work on TKGA Master Knitter program.
Once a week, for two hours, I worked on my swatches and my notebook. I have 8 out of the 16 swatches done. (because once again, I set this knitting aside to work on other knitting)
Looking back, I feel I have done well with meeting some of
Completed knitting projects: