- 39 pairs of socks,
- five adult sweaters,
- four baby sweaters,
- two scarves,
- one lace shawl (for the wedding!),
- one baby blanket,
- one lace garter (also for the wedding),
- one baby hat,
- one pair of baby booties,
- one felted bag,
- and a heck of a lot of miniatures/ornaments.
You can see the year's photo album here.
I have a number of knitting goals for the year ahead. The first is to finish all the baby sweaters I have planned. I also want to continue to work to reduce my stash, because I know there's a lot of great yarn I have that I've forgotten about because it's been in the stash so long. I won't exclude the occasional yarn purchase every now and then, but I have several sweaters' worth of yarn already and plenty of sock yarn to keep me busy for a while, so there really isn't a need. Although I know I will likely have to have a pair of socks going at all times as usual, I'd like to focus more on larger garments in the year ahead, specifically sweaters and lace. It's gotten to the point where I could probably go about three weeks wearing a pair of hand-knit socks every day without having to wash any, so my feet certainly aren't cold.
My final goal is to finish the WIPs that have been on the needles this year and will be on the needles going into next year: Shedir (the oldest WIP, on the needles since February), Icarus (cast on in August), and the mate to the first Bird in Hand mitten (cast on 12/14/07). Here's a peek at what's destined to be the first finished object of 2008:
I wish all of you a very happy, healthy, and productive 2008!