Happy New Year to you all! 2010 was not a brilliant year for anyone in my family so I think we’re all just hoping that 2011 will be better. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions really so my only wish for this year is to be happy, hopefully that will be doable!
I will have some projects to show you over the next few days, the final knitting and sewing of 201o, but following tradition I will do my yearly roundup of what I made.
I didn’t do too badly with the knitting this year, in total I finished 30 projects which is pretty damn good. I didn’t reach my goal of making 12 pairs of socks, but I will try again this year and see if I can work my way through my stash a bit, although I have no idea where I would put another 12 pairs of hand knit socks and my sock drawer hardly shuts as it is…
So, the knitting/crochet totals for the year are:
1 crochet blanket
1 Christmas Stocking
1 kitchen mat
1 pair fingerless mits
3 jumpers (1 for Jim)
8 pairs of socks
Sewing wise my goal each year is to sew more fabric than I buy. I just squeaked by this year having bought 72 yards/metres and sewing 74 7/12 yards/metres! I’m hoping to do better with that next year and get the stash down a bit, not because I feel I have too much fabric but because there is so much nice stuff in there that I should use rather than just looking at it.
So, this year I made
1 knitting needle roll
2 sandwich wraps
1 dressing gown
1 pair kids dungarees
11 pairs of kids pyjamas
8 kids t-shirts/sweatshirts
2 t-shirts for me
2 pairs of pyjama bottoms for me
2 pairs of trousers
That’s a total of 53 things making their way out of the sewing room, not too shabby but there were whole months in the year when I didn’t venture in there. I used about 25 yards/metres less of fabric this year than last year where I made 123 things (Piggle was smaller so it took less fabric to sew for him!). I do want to get back on my sewing form. I’m still defining my style and changing the way that I dress and look so there is plenty of room for me to make new things to fit how I want to present myself, and there’s always the dreaded pyjamas that need to be sewn!
In knitting I finished over double the projects this year than last year. That could also have had an impact on my sewing as I only have so much time to spend making things and I haven’t yet figured out how to knit and sew at the same time (I’m working on that one and will let you know when I master it).
As I said, I’ll be back to show you the final FO’s of 2010, but for now I’m off to start this year with a nap! Thanks to you all for reading and commenting over the last year, blogging is something that makes me happy, especially the interaction and relationships that I have gained through it, so I hope to do a lot more of it this year than I managed last. Here’s hoping you all have a great year ahead of you!