Hey, it’s still January, a perfectly acceptable time to look back at 2008. In my personal life, 2008 was HUGE—and positive. And now that I’m looking at it, it was a pretty darn big year for me for knitting! I produced more sweaters than ever, more “big” projects, more well-fitting projects, and just plain old more projects than ever.
I’m overall really pleased with everything. The Drops cardigan is perhaps my least favorite of the garments. It has a swingy shape that is not what I wanted, and the yarn is so so so so scratchy. But hitting on the idea of doing a clone shot as an FO shot? Well that certainly was inspired.
My favorite? Probably the Swirled Pentagon Pullover. I wear it all the time and have been told more than once that it looks like something I purchased. And we all know there’s, sadly, no better compliment to a handknit, right?
There are some other knits that don’t appear here. Some were finished but are awaiting true debuts (like the next Mintyfresh original pattern!), and some are totally unfinished and no one even knows about them. Coraline? I totally knit like 90% of that. When I get back to the States I think I’ll need to round up all the UFOs and srsly think about next steps.
But let’s not dwell on the abandoned projects! Let’s look ahead to 2009! I want more sweaters, more actual garments. Less tiny things—I always do so many tiny things. Those last-minute tiny things that I cranked out for Christmas (also on tap for 2009: Not knitting anyone Xmas gifts) upped my numbers, though, so I can call 2008 my most productive year ever (SIX more projects than last year!).
Here’s to great things in 2009, for all of us!