Monday, December 31, 2012

Remembering 2012

Hey everyone :) I hope you all had a great week!

I feel like I already reviewed my year (Fall 2012 review) but I wanted to take the time to share a few quick photos of things I've done this year and have been proud of. You all may remember that I had a list of 2012 Fiber Resolutions.  The last time I talked about this list was back in July, and at the time my list was pretty close to be complete. So, I guess it's time to see if I have gotten any further in the list.

Try (and hopefully succeed) in at least color work type project, weather it be fair isle, intarsia, etc.  

Finish my first full sweater successfully.

Conquer something Lace -- Ok so I didn't finish it, but it was coming along ok before I found out it was too big. So partial success.

Felting. I don't like how it looks, but I want to try it just one, to say I did.

Nope :(

Thrumming. The new craze going around, where you knit roving into your work so the inside has pieces of roving to keep whatever is inside warm. (ie: thrummed items)

Nope :( -- And I don't really care lol

Toe-Up 2 at a time socks. 

Blocking and finishing. Every sweater makers best friend.

I think I did this a couple times, but not to the extent I wanted to. 

Try different cast on and bind off techniques, because those always come in handy.
Berry-Boned Wrists
I used the stretchy cast off for this, but I definitely want to learn more cast-ons and bind-offs this year!

Write more sock patterns!

CONQUER MY STASH! I have collected so much this year that I'd love to knit it down a bit before investing in much more. (Unless it's for a special occasion project).

Yea...about that. I didn't do so hot.

Spin something besides wool. 

I also have some Bamboo singles that I have no idea what do with!

Make a more even yarn when spinning. I am still having a lot of spots with thick and thin I'd like to get rid of

Dye bare yarn. 

Attempt different types of plys.


Well. I did a lot better than I thought. And most of the time I wasn't even trying to conquer something on the list. That should be a goal for next year: actually look at the list more. 

This coming year promises to be amazing, and I already have my goal list in mind! Check back tomorrow to see what I'll be up to in 2013.



  1. I'm amazed at all you do with school going on as well! Can't wait to see what you'll be unto next year- Happy New Year Lisa!

  2. You have accomplished so much this year! I've really enjoyed another year of fiber with you, I know that 2013 will be even better (not only in fiber terms). Sometime you have to teach me how to chain ply, I cannot get the hang of it. I think my favorite project of yours has to be the sweater, it just looks so amazing on you!

  3. Lisa, you've accomplished so many amazing things this year!! It's been such a joy following your blog in 2012 - your posts are always so inspiring - and I can't wait to follow your adventures through 2013! Happy New Year! :)

  4. What a lot of different skills you tried out this year! Go you. :)


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