As we say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2019, it’s time to look back on all the wonderful knitting we’ve accomplished! I had one main goal for the year and I achieved it! Twelve projects, done! It was a very productive year! Join me in a year in review to recap some of the highs, lows, and projects along the way.
My 12 completed projects included:
- 3 color work hats
- 1 bonnet
- 4 pair of socks
- 1 shawl
- 1 cowl
- 2 baby garments
12 total! I came so close to having 13 projects finished. On January 1, I finished the toes of my fifth pair of socks! So close!! I was able, though, to start a project on January 1, as well, which has been a goal of mine for two years now – and finally accomplished this year! Yay!
I wanted to try color work this year and I did! And all four color work projects – hats and a baby vest- came out beautifully! I also learned how to sew a pom onto a hat, which made all three of them super fun!
As the year progressed (and got busier), I became less motivated to try new techniques. I wanted to learn brioche, but didn’t. I wanted to do the Fish Lips Heel and didn’t. But I’m trying to not beat myself up about it. Living life to the fullest is always my number one goal; and sometimes those experiences do not mesh well with knitting.
2019 was a year of firsts. The first year of this blog. The first year of my buying Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society and Shawl Society pattern bundles. So much fun! And it was my first year to order a mystery skein and an Advent calendar.
There were many firsts in my professional life, as well. But those accomplishments did not outweigh some very bad things that happened. And there were two random health issues in the midst of it all. No year is perfect but I rarely wish for one to be over. I was wishing for 2019 to be over.
Check back here in the next few weeks to see my knitting goals for 2020! I think it’s going to be a great year. And if not, I’m hoping it’s at least better than 2019!
What are you hoping to knit in 2020? Are there any other goals you’re setting?