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Friday, December 29, 2017

2017: The Year In Review

Well, it's time for my annual Year in Review post! This year I did a lot - I knit 16 garments, 13 accessories (with one more on the needles that should be finished by New Year's!), a table runner, and I crocheted my toy octopus. All together, I knit (and crocheted) up 18,709 yards of yarn (with another 960 to add to that once my Leventry is done). That's over 10.6 miles of yarn!

I released twelve patterns this year, and I'm really proud of what I put out. My Chaverim was something I'd been wanting to try for a couple of years, and my Scrubland Collection is everything I wanted it to be. I've been toying around with Cockle Shells since I was in college, and I've been wanting to design Easy A ever since I first started thinking about becoming a designer.

I participated in seven KALs this year (Selfish Sweater KAL, OAL, TTTKAL, Summer Sweater KAL, Hipster KAL, NaKniSweMo, and the GAL) and I hosted my Accessories KAL in my Ravelry Group. I'm looking forward to participating in many of these KALs again in the future, and starting on Monday I'll be hosting my Easy A-long.

I didn't set goals for 2017, and overall I'm pleased with how the year went. This year was a hard one, in many ways, but I also managed to branch out and grow in many areas. I started writing regularly again, and started a website for some of my writing. I perfected my bread recipe. I auditioned for my first non-musical play since high school (and got in!). I joined my local handbell choir after not playing for nine years.

I don't know what next year will hold. I expect it will be hard in many ways, as the past two years have been, but I'm hoping for more friends, more making, and more small joys to help balance it all out. Happy New Year, friends.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, you did a lot of knitting! I love that green sweater.
    2017 was a very slow knitting year for me, sadly. Hoping this year will be better.
    Wishing you all the best for 2018!