Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Year in the Life...

Time for the obligatory year-end round up. This is a picture heavy post, so those of you on dial up just step away from the computer and go pour yourself a cup of coffee or grab your alcoholic beverage of choice, kick back, and enjoy. This was a huge year for me knitting-wise. I learned a lot. I had only started really getting into it the last 3 months of 2005, so I still had a lot I wanted to do. January, I kicked things right off with a pair of Voodoo Wristwarmers (the muppet gloves) and a gift scarf (Holey Moley scarf from Creative Knitting), an Ahiblinn for D, Fuzzy Feet and SOCKS! (Don't ever say I'm afraid to try something new.) January FebruaryFebruary was when I bought my condo and moved, so I only finished a couple dishcloths and my modified Booga Bag (the inspiration for the "It Felt Random" bag). March came and I finished up the first IFR bag (and wrote my first pattern!) and some more dishcloths. Oh, and another pair of fuzzy feet in the same color as mine (hence the recycled photo) for my nephew. March April came and I bought a lot of yarn. Seriously, just scroll through the whole month. It's embarrassing. Anyway, more dishcloths, the Jaywalkers that I started back in February (birthday socks for my sis), Soapy the Soap Turtle! and my very first thing with sleeves! The "Mysterious Case of the Missing Tee" from the "The Yarn Girls Guide to Beyond the Basics". April Oh, and the Pinwheel Baby Blanket (why did I upload that on blogger?) In May, I finished more socks, another dishcloth (my favorite) and my second thing with sleeves! The Green Gable! May Surgery on the Green Gable is planned to remove the lacey bottom and extend the stockinette portion. It cuts my torso off visually and the breeze is annoying. In June, I finished my Clapotis, some patriotic socks, a Kitty Pi and an MP3 cozy. Guess which one is my favorite of this bunch? Heh. June July finally brought the end to the Best Foot Forward Socks I had started in April, and then a flurry of little stuff. July In August, other than turning the dreaded 3-0, I traveled to Seattle and Oregon for my sister's wedding, finishing a shawl I made for her prior to that, and some socks, and many, many dishcloths. August September brought the biggies. I finished not one, but TWO things with arms! And my toe-up Hederas and a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend! September I'm quite proud of September. In October, the Christmas Knitting started getting finished. The Anastasia Socks (that fit the recipient perfectly!), a ballband dishcloth for mom and my Fetchings! October Oh, and whoops, forgot about these. Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks Those ended up not fitting my mom but I gave them to my neighbour with the smaller feet. Let's hope they fit her. I haven't heard yet. In November, things started cranking back up a bit. Just a little bit though. November That second hat was for a bartender friend. I have it back in my possession now as it needs more length added to it. Ah well. December, now December was huge. December And of course these: DSCF0684 Wow. So there go the past 3 hours of my life. Pardon me if I wasn't too wordy. Heh. Now, onto 2007! Happy New Year Y'all! (Oh, and remember, I left it unsaid, but the stash thing - sock yarn doesn't count!)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whew! After reading this I need a nap. My favorite is the Sept. sweater with the deep V neck. What pattern?

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a busy year for you! So many wonderful projects! Look forward to seeing how 2007 knits up for you! :)

Jerry & Maxy said...

You really rocked it in 2006! Brava!!!! I can't wait to see what you do in 2007! :)

Jessica said...

Looks like you were a knitting machine in 2006! Congrats on all the sleeves, now there is a feat. Here's to 2007! Good luck with your yarnolutions!

Areli said...

Wowza!! You were a crazy knitter this past year!! It was fun seeing all the things you have accomplished this past year.

Zonda said...

Ah! What a year! Awesome knits there!

Happy New Year! :)

trek said...

Great year, Turtle!

Leanne said...

Wow! You certainly were productive in 2006! Wishing you a wonderful 2007 :-)

Bezzie said...

Hahaha! It does take a while to compile it all doesn't it? Next year I'm going to keep up the idea of an FO folder on my computer.

I loved seeing all of these together! So cool seeing how much you've accomplished isn't it? And it brings back all your stories about each one (although I'm bummed you're doing surgery on Green Gable--I really liked the modification you did to that one--but I can see how it would get drafty!)

Bobbi said...

wow! what a busy year for you. what a great recap!

OfTroy said...

Excelent work!
you've really applied yourself, and learned a lot!

Anonymous said...

happy new year! i love the jaywalkers ...

Rain said...

Blimey! What a year. I can't believe you've only been knitting for just over a year, you're an old pro and have achieved so much. It's fantastic to see all of the projects lined up together. There's such a variety of things there and I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite.

I look forward to seeing what you make in 2007. Happy New Year! I hope it's a good one.

Anonymous said...

Man, you've been busy! Go go go!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Sourire11 said...

Happy New Year!!!

That was a fun rundown of the year... I may have to do that...

May said...

My word, you're prolific!

Sarah said...

Wow! Happy new year! And what a Knitty 2006 it was!

Congrats on accomplishing so much.

And I love the lace leaf sockies! I'm so making these....

Anonymous said...

great year end review! and i love the december socks.

hobbitknitter said...

wow, look at all those amazing projects! gorgeous stuff!!!

Bad Amy said...

Holy crap - I'm such a sloooowww knitter! You kicked some serious knittin' booty. What a nice retrospective.

Happy New Year!