Thursday, 5 January 2012

Out with the old and in with the new

I wasn't planning to do a round up of 2011, because to be honest I'm really glad to see the back of it! There were some rubbish bits about the year, but crafting wasn't one of them. After seeing so many collages and round ups on blogs, I decided to do my own, and to be honest, I was shocked at how much I got done this year!

My knitting FOs, according to Ravelry, this is 25 projects (and yes, I did count them twice).

My sewing FOs. There are 15 of these (although I am counting Noel, the Raccoon I made on Christmas '10, as he's very cute and hasn't featured on this blog yet). I think that's a pretty impressive collection, though I do say so myself. I had no idea I'd made so much this year.

So aims for 2012, which I'm sure will be a good year. I'm loving it so far anyway
  1. Finish my dissertation
    This is more of a necessity, as it's due in January 19th, so you probably won't see me around the knitting blogosphere for a while

  2. Lose weight
    I've been using for a couple of months now, and I lost 11 pounds, but have gained some back over christmas. I've been putting £2 into a tub marked Emma for every pound I lose, and £2 into a tub marked Connor for every pound I gain.

    As you can see, there's a lot more in my tub than the boy's.

  3. Go to the gym 3 times a week
    Really this is part of 2, but I enjoy going to the gym. Why don't I go more often?

  4. Knit an adult sized garment
    I have one half finished jumper and 2 more garments on my Year of Projects List. I can do this

  5. No buying yarn
    I don't need any, and if I get much more, I will have nowhere to store it. (Sock yarn doesn't count, it comes in small singular skeins...)

  6. Learn to spin
    I have the kit, I have the challenge, let's do it!

  7. Write more blog posts
    I love writing, and I want to get better at it, and I want to learn to take better pictures. This blog helps me do that. And of course, I love all you wonderful people who read it. The knitting/crocheting (and other crafting) community is amazing and (warning, slushy geeky picture here)


  1. Love your collages. Yes, as much as we are glad to see a year go, it's good to reflect on our accomplishments. Here's to making 2012 an amazing year!

  2. Looks like some good resolutions! Good luck!

  3. I have been debating if I want to do a post about 2011 and my new years resolutions. I also want to work out more and write more blog posts.

  4. That sounds like an excellent list of goals for 2012 (and good luck with your dissertation!)

    Looks like you got loads done last year, so hopefully a better year this year will show even more fantastic progress :)

  5. Those are pretty good aims to have for 2012! I hope you get on well with your dissertation, i know how stressful they are!!

    Spinning sounds very fascinating!