2016 Knitting Wrap Up

One of these days I need to write up the story of how I came to knitting — and how quickly it became an obsession, but today I want to do a quick wrapup of 2016.

As of today, I’ve finished 15 projects in 2016 and here’s the breakdown:

  • Craft: 14 knitting; 1 weaving (I am expecting/hoping to finish a couple more projects before 2016  is officially over)
  • Category: 11 shawls; 1 cowl; 2 hats; 1 scarf (I’m sensing a pattern here)
  • Yarn weight: mostly fingering, but also sport, worsted, Aran, and bulky
  • Patterns by Melanie Berg: 6 (guess who my favorite designer is?)

Adventures in mosaic knitting — Eifelgold by Melanie Berg

2016 was also the year when I really started to engage with other knitters on Ravelry and Facebook. I joined a few Facebook groups, became much more active in Ravelry forums (especially Sunshine Yarnies and TOM BIHN Knitting Bags) and started to feel like a “knitter,” not just someone who happens to knit occasionally. It’s very clear that after two years, knitting is a now way of life.

Overall, though, I’m pleased with how my knitting developed over 2016 and am looking forward to making new friends and learning new techinques in 2017. How was your year in knitting for 2016?

 

On the Spice Market shawl — pattern by Melanie Berg

 

Knitting with super bulky yarn for a change — Decemberist by Melanie Berg

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