Sunday, 2 January 2011

A RETROSPECTIVE ......

Thought I'd have a little retrospective this evening! A little look back over the last year. I dug out some photos of all the completed projects from 2010. There was definitely a better range of projects last year. In other words, not so many socks! Last year also saw an obvious increase in the number of baby items made. I wonder why that was? ;-)  The very large, crocheted blanket for little Sophie, took up a large amount of my knitting time at the beginning of the year and the end of the year was a mad rush to complete one or two Christmas gifts. All in all, not a bad haul really.

There's not been a great deal of knitting going on over the Christmas period. A houseful, definitely limits 'needles' time! We had a lovely family time though. Now I need to think about making a concerted effort, to finish all the unfinished items that are lurking in bags, all in various stages of unfinishedness. I am now on the second sleeve of the aran coat for my youngest daughter, so my immediate aim is to complete the coat before next weekend. You never know, there may be a grand 'showing' next Sunday! I also have two pairs of socks to finish. This one just needs a partner...


...but this pair has rather a long way to go!


Then there's the crocheted cushion cover....


... and the 'Granny in the Middle' blanket...


Oh, and there's the little coat I started for Sophie.....


and the poor, lonely 'cat mitten' ......


and the 'Swallowtail Shawl' that I was so keen to get going on.....


...and not forgetting, of course, my long-term project, the 'Sock Yarn Blankie'....


Hmmm! Think this little lot might take a year to complete, never mind any new projects.  Lets just say, that I need to keep in mind that these projects do need to be finished. That's not to say that some new, exciting yarn may just have to jump onto the needles along the way. Lets hope it's yarn from my 'stash'! That's another story for another time methinks. I guess I'll focus on the socks, the cushion cover and the little jacket and then the two blankets can just jolly along with me; gorgeous to look at and squish and maybe they'll even get a few extra squares added, on the way. Who knows! Best not to be too rigid with New Year intentions............. SMILE!

See you all next week!

27 comments:

Jacey said...
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Jacey said...

Some wonderful things made throughout the year and plenty to keep you busy! How long I wonder untill a new project gets started??
Happy new year! xx

Kathy said...

What a productive year you had!
I don't know how you find the time!
Happy New Year!
xxx

josiekitten said...

All your knits from last year look fab! I've been ruthless with some of my unfinished knits I'm afraid, and they have been frogged! But I am trying to be stricter with the number of projects I tackle at any one time. We shall see if I get lead astray! xx

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

utterly gorgeous and glorious! i have admired many of these projects individually and now seeing them all together like this is a veritable visual treat, better than chocolate (almost,lol). actualy, i would give up chocolate if i had to choose between chocs and seeing pics of lovely Oscar.
your blog always adds brightness and colour to my day as well as that....awww factor.
thank you so much for sharing with us xxx

Teje said...

Vow! What a lovely post with full of wonderful knitting and colour! You are lucky to have someone to knit baby cloths! I love the blanket! xxx Teje

Sarah said...

You have made lots of lovely things this year. Love the teddy bear and bird, I don't think I saw those before. Unfinished projects are the price you pay for being a creative person-they are like the washing-always there. I think the lure of the new manifests itself in making things just as much as buying things! Have a good Monday and hope the week back at school zooms by!

Lyn said...

It is good when you collect all your project photos together and it shows how much you have achieved!
love it!
love
Lyn
xxx

Northern Monkey said...

You've made some beautiful things over the last 12 months, I look forward to more in 2012!

Maggie and Mitch said...

So many gorgeous projects! You have been very busy!

Sue said...

You have made so many gorgeous things! It reminded me of one little cardigan which I need to finish which is sitting in one of my knittings bags. I adore that teddy too, might have to knit one of him up for a baby gift I think! Your new projects look lovely too!

Wyatt said...

What a great year of knitting. You have such an eye for color! So Pretty!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

melissa said...

so many gorgeous finished projects!! and so many more to come - i'll definitely stay tuned to see what rolls off your talented needles next!!

Helsie said...

Wow what a haul. Congrats. All those baby jackets are especially lovely. Keep up the good work , you are an inspiration.
Cheers
Helen

busybusybeejay said...

Wow.What an amazing collection of knitting!How do you find the time?i am a retired primary teacher so know what it is like.This is the first time I have visited your blog and it's great to find a fellow knitter.Some of the things you have made are amazing.Where do you buy your wool?Have you seen SugarHippos wool on folksy?

Stadtwaldvogel said...

You have finished so many wonderful projects! I am sure you will be able to finish your other projects as well. I am looking forward a new blogging year with you! Yours, Julia

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Threads that connect a lifetime... perhaps a year's time anyway.
Photos worthy of a calender Ros.
Have a good week.
Susan x

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

What a lot of FOs! And I love the photo of Oscar with his chin on the socks.

I vote for finishing the cat mittens first - they're gorgeous.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

gorgeous work and very inspirational, I WILL learn to crochet this year :-) x

Willow said...

Hi Ros, Happy New Year to you!

I love love love that crocheted blanket for Sophie and who doesn't adore a knitted bunny? You were most productive last year.

I have not added much to my sock yarn mitered square blanket lately. I loved seeing yours!

Aksharaa said...

ThAre all so lovely :) :) With much difficulty, I decided the Teddy bear and the crocheted cushion cover are my favourite. Then again, the rainbow socks and the lil 'sweate' for the flower pot and the blanket and the lil sweater for ophie... Oh! it is difficult!!

Kathy said...

Happy new Year!

I love all your FOs and wish you luck with the WIPs. I also have a year's worth of FOs lying around that desperately need finishing, including my own TTL KAL socks... I've just turned the heel on my first, however, so I have a bit more than you to go.

Jenny said...

I think you can mark down 2010 as a big knitting success. Here's to a 2011 full of exciting projects and much stash enhancement, plus lots of happiness of course.

Jacqueline said...

An amazing collection of work.

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

just having another drool over your gorgeous wooly goodness :o)

thank you so much for your lovely comments xxx

have a super day xxx
still pouring with rain here.

Anna said...

What an amazing collection! Thanks for your comment on the colours for my scarf, hope you also have a fantastic weekend!

sophie...^5 said...

You make me smile from ear to ear...all those projects and all my daddy does is a measley ol' sweater for himself...I'm going to have to nuzzle him and tell him to get those needles clacking 'cause I need a new blankie!