Still looking back at 2021 … this time the things I made. For the first year since 2017, all of my FOs were made from yarn, over 18,000 yards of it!
that tiny type at the lower left says 18,820 yards in 22 projects: 8-1/2 pairs of socks (4-1/2 were gifts), two baby gifts, one cowl, one prayer shawl (gifted to a confirmand last spring – this was the only project I crocheted), and twelve sweaters (one of which – Noten – lower left – I accidentally felted and gave away to my petite friend Lauren). You can see the whole list on Ravelry here.
I got very much out of the habit of sharing much about my knitting here. I also got out of the habit of updating projects on Ravelry, which is still my go-to place to remember what I knit when, what yarn I used, gauge, mods, etc. When I went to add photos for that last finished sweater (Caramel, top row, 2nd from the left), it didn’t even have a project page. oops. Ravelry is now up-to-date for everything I’ve finished … and I should be getting to the WIPs soon, too.
Here are more photos of those last three sweaters. Click the image to see the details on Ravelry.
Shifty has been in steady rotation since it debuted on Christmas. I’ve worn Caramel a few times … and Humulus just once. Turns out a long-sleeved pullover in Lopi wool isn’t terribly practical for this climate. The temperatures for the rest of this month look lower than usual (y’all, there’s even more snow in the forecast!) so I know I’ll be able to wear it at least a few times. It was a really fun knit – I do love the topdown colorwork yoke sweaters – and expect to try a few more this year.
I’m also going to keep knitting socks, knitting from stash as much as possible, and trying to keep Ravelry up-to-date. … mostly, though, I’m just going to keep knitting!