Back in January I joined a group on Ravelry -52in52 - 2010. The goal of the group was to make 52 projects in the 52 weeks of 2010. Short/quick projects would average out the bigger time consuming ones. I started strong, especially with the Ravelympics in February. ( a knit/crochet/spin challenge that ran concurrently with the Olympics.) The end of Senior Year in May and June caught me in Angie's swirl for awhile and I slowed down. In July I finished nothing. Had a slow August as well, although can I use the excuse of getting the Angie ready for moving into her dorm and college?? September was sort of a comeback, even though I discovered that I greatly overestimated the amount of free time I would have once she left. I entered December at 40 finished projects. only 40. I was pretty pragmatic. I figured it was a good goal, and I finished far more projects than I ever had before in the time I've been knitting.
But yesterday, at 6pm I finished my red cowl, project 52 of the year!! Woot!!
Here's a picture of projects 50 & 51 - my orange keyhole scarf and mitts (from yarn my friend Min gave me)
And project 52 - my red cowl
I'm already looking ahead to 2011. I am going to try to do the 52 again. Harder than that I currently have 12 projects on Ravelry that are either WIPs or UFOs (Works In Progres or UnFinished Objects) I don't consider stuff I've worked on recently as a WIP - it doesn't hit that status in my mind until its been out of sight for two or more months. To become a UFO it has to have been a WIP for a year or more. A few of the UFOs were cast on in 2006 ( a year before I joined Ravelry) I guess 2006 is the year I became a knitter - I taught myself to knit in 2003. But I started out only struggling through one project at a time. I'd finish something, then pick a pattern, go out buy the yarn (back then it was Michael's. Ragshop and AC Moore- I had yet to discover LYSs or online yarn) most of the time I also had to buy the needles too. In 2006, I started working on multiple projects, and creating my first WIPs and UFOs. So, 12 on Ravelry, 2 not on Ravelry, I am going to aim for finishing or frogging (frogging is unraveling and giving up on a project, saving the yarn for another project) one of these a month during 2011. Some are almost done some barely started, so one a month is the average I'm aiming for.