|2014 Goal||What I actually did|
|Use up some of my sock yarn. I'm going to start knitting simple mitts for gifts and charity to use up some of that yarn (Stash Mitt-down)||I knit 3 pair of mitts, but I envisioned at least 6 pair.|
|Use up some of my leftover sock yarn. This is yarn used to make other items, but not enough to knit another pair of socks. I'll use it to make small stuffed items, striped socks and striped mitts (Mouse Invasion)||I completed 7 mice and have some more waiting to be finished (eyes, nose & attach ears) I also worked on mini socks and knit 5. I would have liked to have finished more. I did however work up a mini sock pattern and am in the middle of a mouse pattern|
|Use up some of my worsted & bulky stash. I don't really use yarn of this weight, so I need to use it up.||Well, I knit a few mice out of leftover worsted. I finished Harbor Lights, Galapagos, Double Brioche Scarf, Tequila Sunrise and several other woven scarves|
|Organize my stash!!! I need to get all of the yarn into named bins and record that information in ravelry so I can find my yarn more easily||Well I managed to get most of it into bins and about half of the bins are labeled. I didn't get anymore than 20% labeled in Ravelry|
|Learn how to size a sweater to fit me well.||Didn't do this|
|Learn how to calculate appropriate yardage requirements for a sweater||I took a class and learned the trick for calculating yardage, but it requires a swatch first.|
|Use my sweater knowledge to adjust and knit the central park hoodie or a similar sweater||Didn't do this one.|
|Make use of my newly acquired brioche knowledge to knit up some scarves and / or hats||I knit one scarf|
|Complete the Master sock class book. I have 3 pairs of socks to go, so I need to finish them||I still have 3 pairs of socks to go.|
|Publish some more patterns, including a stranded sock or hat pattern||On the plus side I completed 4 patterns. On the down side, I didn't complete a stranded pattern.|
|Master tension when knitting continental style||Didn't do this|
It looks like I actually completed about 35% of my goals.
What else did I do this year?
Although I didn't do so well with my goals, I had a productive year. I completed many finished objects and I learned to weave and dye.
Outside of my year, we did loose a few things.
We lost a local yarn shop, Yarns by the Sea in Aptos. It was a nice little shop with a good following. They had a water pipe break and their shop flooded. They couldn't recover from this. Add this to last year's loss of The Knitting Room in San Jose and Yarn Dogs in Los Gatos; a lot of shops lost in my area.
Several yarns I like went away this year:
We also lost Knitting Lab from San Mateo. I know Knitting Lab is continuing elsewhere, but it was wonderful to have it within an hours drive. Now I would need to fly to its location, and I'm just not willing to do that. Its a shame Sock Summit went away as I would travel for that.
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