Lessons Learned in 2011

Once again, it is time to look back on my knitting adventures from the previous year and reflect on the lessons learned from them. At the beginning of the year, I had set myself some goals:

*finish up some longstanding UFO's
*knit garments that were practical and wearable
*take control of my unmanageable WIP list

Overall, I am very happy with how the above objectives were met. I only have a couple of UFO's in my basket and my WIP list is not quite as out of control as it was at the beginning of the year. Learning to pause before impulsively casting on for a project as well as seeing a project through to the very end were probably the hardest but most rewarding lessons learned this year.

I learned that in terms of wearability, I tend to favor cardigans over pullovers. Blue and teal green were the sweater colors of 2011.


Small knits once again ruled the knitting bag.

I discovered the wonderful world of knitted toys this past year. The two monsters and the Quintuplets were my proudest creations of 2011.

Here's to another year of exciting possibilities!


  1. What a gorgeous collection of knits. I still love those kitties so so much!

  2. What lovely work, you must be so proud of yourself! Congratulations on great lessons learned and wonderful projects completed. Happy New Year!

  3. Anonymous1/03/2012

    Great look back! I prefer cardigans, too; they're so versatile. You accomplished a lot last year, so good for you!

  4. Happy new year! I also gravitate towards cardigans.

  5. Your shawls are so pretty - do you find that you actually wear them? I have been wanting to make some because they are all just eye candy as far as you can see but then I wonder how fiddly they would be and whether or not I would get practical use from them.. so, do you?

  6. It's so nice to see all your knits together ... each more beautiful than the last!

  7. Lovely photos. Very good lessons. Love the knitted monsters and small knits!

  8. Practical and wearable is my mantra for this year ;) Glad you achieved your goals for 2011, some beautiful projects there

  9. You always do such beautiful work. I LOVE the kitties...what pattern are they?

  10. The first thing that attracted me to your blog was your colorful kitties in the header. Then I saw Halloween kitties and that sealed the deal. I'm a stalker...er....follower now :)

    And I'm so going to steal your halloween kitties idea if you don't mind. Love them!


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