Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 Wrap Up and Final FO

My 2011 knitting goals were to have 28 FOs and design 3 new patterns. I did hit my design goal:

2011 patterns

*These were exclusive for the Tanis Fiber Arts 2011 Year in Colour Club, but will be for sale in January!

I fell short of my overall FO goal, with only 22 FOs, and I didn't even photograph one of them yet (it was a Stockholm Scarf that I gave to a friend for Christmas, and I wrapped it up the second it was dry) Here are the 21 I did get photographed:

2011 FOs

And here is the final FO of 2011, a Christmas gift for my cousin Chantal:

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She requested a winter headband that was simple and had a big bow, and I didn't quite find any patterns that were exactly what I had in mind, so I winged it and made up my own. I really love the final result, so I'm glad I kept notes! I'll start working on the pattern in the new year.

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I'm not that surprised I missed my target of 28 FOs this year, to be honest. I can pinpoint exactly where the knitting time was lost- my first trimester of pregnancy, when I had to go to bed 1-2 hours earlier than I usually do every night for 3 months. Considering that's when I do a lot of my prime knitting time, I estimate I lost approximately 90-100 hours of knitting time, which would have definitely been some more more FOs. But hey- that's life, right? So- my 2012 goals.  For 2012, my knitting goals are to design 5 new patterns, and have 20 FOs.  that sounds a little more reasonable. Especially since the new patterns count as FOs anyways- I'm sneaky like that. Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope that you all have an incredibly happy, yarn-filled 2012.

22 comments:

2owieczki said...

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku.

Katie said...

Love that bow headband! I'll be looking forward to the pattern!

Tanis said...

Ok, how cute is your cousin!? Love the headband. You're going to have a busy 2012! Does a baby count as an FO?

Maryse said...

I think that a baby counts as the best FO! Congratulations! You have accomplished a lot in 2011! I so look forward to receiving your Tanis design soon! Happy New Year! This will be a wonderful year with your baby! Love the headband, how romantic!

CelticCastOn said...

Congrats on a great year! I think 2012 will be your best yet. Your greatest FO is yet to come :)

Your cousin looks fab in her headband too.

Monica said...

Oh, I've been eyeing the Greapfruit pattern for a while, glad to know it'll be available soon.
You have certainly had a busy year, I think 21 FO's is a good number, and I not just saying that because I also finished 21 items.
Happy New year!

Kat said...

Happy New Year! I love the headband. Very cute!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I think your cute - that list is a bit ambitious because you forgot one important thing... you'll be losing a lot of knitting hours with a new baby in the house... lol.

I wish you luck though and I can't wait to see what you have for us in 2012 because every year up to now has been more fabulous than the last!

Zulka said...

Happy New Year!

Sara said...

That baby is being "knit together in his mother's womb". That definitely counts. Happy New Year!

Kara said...

Wow! What an amazing year for knitting. Congrats on so many cute things and Happy New Year!

Evelyn said...

Julie -- pat yourself on the back!! Your accomplishments this past year were amazing and I agree with Tanis... the baby should count as an FO! Happy New Year!

foxflat said...

your 2011 accomplishments are an inspiration! I'm thankful to have connected with your blog this year. Best wishes for 2012 :)

Reckless Glue said...

Happy New Year! (an I'm looking forward to a pattern for that...) :)

also --pregnant!? congrats you --I clearly missed that somehow!

heklica said...

Happy New Year! May your plans come true but also many more of your dreams!

ifandany said...

you have accomplished so much this year! happy new year!

that headband is totes adorbs.

elephantJuice said...

Happy New Year! The headband looks great. I've seen lots of similar ones in shops in the UK and have been meaning to make some for a while. It looks like a quick and satisfying project! Good luck with your 2012 goals too :)

The Sexy Knitter said...

Some gorgeous FOs, and beautifully photographed as always! Congrats on the work you did this year, and I'll be looking forward to the 5 new designs in 2012! Looks like you're already off to a great start with that headband, too... :)

CanarySanctuary said...

What a great head band! Very cute idea.
Good luck with your new goals. I still have (to be brave enough) to set my own!

Jacey said...

I'd say you did very well this year! Happy new year to you!

Rachel said...

You may not have met your knitting goal, but I would consider this year a success! So many lovely knits, so many lovely designs! So looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve this year!

Happy 2012 to you and yours...and what a special year it will be with your new little one appearing on the scene!

Heather said...

I love all of your FO's from the year, so beautiful! Can't wait to see some of the baby knits that show up here :)
I love what Tanis said, about the baby counting as an FO ha ha :)