Another knitting goal was to knit a pair of socks. I did not knit a pair but I started my first sock before the year ended. Below is the picture evidence of that. I started it and then went back to finishing Gavin's hat.
My first knit of 2012 is a hat for myself. I would have a picture of the finished project, but I've run out of yarn 8 rows shy of finishing. Let me correct that, I have the yarn to finish but it is not rolled into a ball/cake yet. I have a ball winder but not a swift and it makes winding balls so difficult. Mark tries to hold the yarn while I work the ball winder, but somehow we still end up making a mess and cursing a blue streak. Every time I nag Mark into helping me he always ends up asking (almost pleading ;-) how much a swift costs. I'd love a table top swift which are less expensive, but even those cost around $45. My birthday is coming up (in March so not really that soon) and I'm hoping we'll be able to afford one by then. I'm sure my husband would consider it a gift for himself too!
- Finish my first pair of socks.
- Crochet a scarf
- Knit an afghan for my younger brother
- Knit at least one sweater for each of my kids (3 or more sweaters!)
- Knit some baby items (blankets, booties, sweaters) for my 2 pregnant friends
- Knit more than 7 miles!
Overall, I'm pleased with my knitting of 2011 and I've started out well in 2012. Things are good :-)