Christmas was pretty busy, too. For some reason, I got it into my head that I needed to knit everyone a Christmas ornament and went through about half a mile doing it.
(I just love his come-hither little pose!)
It must be said, however, that 2010 was clearly the year of the sweater. I don't care what the Chinese Zodiac says. I set a goal for myself to knit one sweater per month in 2010 and I succeeded with 14! 12 just for me and 2 for Christmas gifts! I calculated the yardage and it came to an absurd 7.63 miles of yarn--that's how much I had in my stash at the beginning of the year!
The sweaters ranged from Autumn Rose, which took almost 1500 yards and 28 days:
And the Cabled Cowl Neck Sweater, which took only 539 yards and 5 days:
Yet I would have to say that my favorites for 2010 were Pas de Valse:
So many beautiful sweaters this year, so many great projects!
While there are a lot of sweaters I would like to knit, I don't think I will be making as many in 2011. I think 2011 will be the year of the afghan. With friends geting married, having babies, and the progress I've made on the scrappy leftovers blanket, I've got at least 3 afghans on my to-do list.
As far as resolutions go, I certainly can't say I want to knit MORE. That would just be ridiculous. I do want to get better at knitting continental, so that I can really increase my speed with stranded projects by knitting with both hands and maybe do more lace projects. I'm slow at it, but I really love the finished products. Oh, and I want to finally have a wearable version of the Venezia Pullover. This has just been going on for way too long.
What are your knitting/crafting resolutions this year?