It's taken me a while to get around to summing up my 2009 knitting. It's so reassuring to have something in my life where I can count and quantify my achievements and about which I can make judgments in an entirely pleasurable way.
I've managed to complete twenty-four knitted projects this year (ravlink). Given my total for 2008 was twenty-three projects, this is possibly my 'natural' rate of knitting productivity. If I were really kind to myself, I'd say I completed thirty items in 2009, as a couple of my projects involved several repeats of patterns for hats knitted for charity.
By category this is
7 pairs of socks
1 pair of mitts
3 hats (actually 9 hats from 3 different patterns)
1 adult cardigan
4 baby's or child's cardis and vests
1 small blanket
And some winners:
The project of which I'm most proud? The Tangled Yoke Cardigan. This was knitted as my Tour de France project and while I didn't quite finish it within the timeframe of the race, I did finish it soon after.
My most favourited project in ravelry? The Simple Shawl. I think the appeal is the yarn (Kauni Effektgarn) which perfectly suits the very simple pattern.
The most fun to knit? A difficult choice between the small blanket for my small grand-daughter and the Baktus Scarf, with the small blanket winning by a thread. Unsurprisingly, both these projects are in garter stitch - I'm easily entertained
My favourite socks? The French Grey Socks that are a design by my sock hero Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks. I love wearing these and the colour is a perfect grey.
I still have four projects 'actively' on the needles - by this I mean they are projects I have a real expectation of completing in the relatively near future. Three of these - some socks, a small shawl and a jacket languishing from 2008, are all at least 80% complete and with a little effort could be finished soon.
But you know how it is - I need a warm hat and some mitts for a trip to wintry France in February, so the siren call of new projects may prove irresistible.