Today’s post marks the end of another YOP year. These last posts are some of my favourite ones throughout the YOP year. We all get to look back through our lists and the year’s accomplishments get laid out in one post. But the thing I like most about these posts is the surprise factor. Everyone is always so surprised at how much they have done/created in the year. When the lists are made and revealed on the first week of every YOP year, no matter when you start, (tune in next week for those!) it can all seem so daunting, more so if you’re just joining in for the first time, we love new members btw!. You see the list or the aims and wonder how you are going to get through it all, but week by week, as you blog through what you’ve been working on, or learning you don’t seem to notice until right here in these last posts, when it all gets shown together! It’s a mini wow I did that kind of thing!
Soooo….. now to move onto my list and look and see at exactly what has been accomplished.
When I made my list last July I had two main aims on my list. Socks and Designs.
The socks were laid out patterns to sock yarn stash and these were to be knit for down time. They were my own personal knitting projects, for me, not to be gifted or given away. The patterns finished were Hulst Socks, Forest Moon of Endor Socks, How I Make My Socks and Hermione’s Everyday Socks (not pictured!don’t know why??)
In this part I managed to accomplish 4 pairs of socks (this doesn’t include one pair currently on the needles). Not as much as I had hoped (I had 15 stash sock yarns to be used), but I’m not disappointed either, because it was at the expense of creating some other wonderful, not on the list items. So I don’t feel like I lost this one either.
But my main, major aim was to concentrate on my designing and let it grow further. I wanted to design somewhere between 10-12 patterns in this past year. So far to date I’ve published 8 new patterns in this past 12 months. One more is currently being tested and a further one being sample knit at this moment. This area I am most proud of the accomplishments. I’ve learnt and grown so much in this area alone this past year!
Then of course there are the inevitable items that sneak in onto the list over the year. You all know them! The things not planned but items you just have to make for whatever reason. Everybody’s list needs this area I think, it’s fun and can turn up surprising items.
This year my add-on’s include; Two versions of the Ghost Hunters Cloche (one green and one blue (not pictured)), The Cosy Stripe Blanket (still love this one!) Streusel. I also made 4 cloths which are not pictured and this list doesn’t include Simone’s Wedding Shawl which is currently still on the needles.
In short this past year, I’ve knit;
- 5 shawls
- 4 pairs of socks
- 2 cowls
- 2 hats
- 1 scarf
- 1 pair of fingerless gloves
- 1 blanket
Still on the needles;
- 1 new design
- 1 shawl
- 1 pair of socks
It has been a successful YOP year with more items off the needles than still on. I’ve enjoyed each and every one of the individual projects created or designed and I’m really looking forward to unveiling next years projects.
My Ravelry project page for this YOP -Year 5 can be found here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 5 check out the Ravelry group here.