Happy new year! I hope everyone had a fun new year's eve. I rang the new year in the way I love best -- sound asleep. I know, I'm lame. But we had a crazy week at work and I was tired. Plus as a student my measure of time has always been August, rather than January. I'd say this year is different since I graduated, but I'm getting married in August, so it's still the milestone month for me.
I wasn't going to do a year in knitting review because I have just been too caught up in crazy wedding planning, but last night I was struck by the need to leave no loose ends from 2011. Obviously I could not finish all my lingering WIPs, but I did pick one. My Vampire Academy Cowl only needed the ends woven in, so I took the loose end thing literally and finished it off.
This makes for 40 FOs in 2011. Which is a lot more than I thought I would knit. According to my Ravelry notebook this makes for:
7 pairs of socks
4 small random gifties
and 7 (!) sweaters
Excuse me while I pat myself on the back. One of my biggest knitting goals this year was to knit things I actually liked. I did some major frogging this year and I think I really learned that truth. If I don't like it now, I won't wear it later.
I don't have any real knitting goals for 2012. I know I'll be knitting somethings for the wedding, though I'm not sure what exactly they will be. Mostly I plan to just continue as I have. It's been a pretty lean year for me financially, and that won't be changing any time soon. I'm going to keep stashing when I have the funds and not feeling guilty for the occasional splurge. If there's one thing I know now that I didn't know last year, it's that the stash can save my sanity. It's ok to add to it because it, like a savings account, is a measure of security when the yarn money runs out.