As for my hope of ending 2017 healthier and happier, I think I can say that happened. Not as healthy as I would have hoped, but certainly still moving in the right direction, even if it feels like a snail's pace sometimes. As for happier, I think I am moving in that direction as well. <schmoop> And the hubs and I continue to grow together and love each other more through each trial. </schmoop>
A big part of my personal wellness and happiness is creating, so let's talk about that!
Crafting goals for this year were:
- Spin for more large projects
Enjoy the fleeces currently insulating the guest room closet!
Enjoy the fabric stash and machine!
- Knit more sweaters & socks
Wearing these on the daily makes me happy & keeps me warm. And I have plenty of yarn to do both in my house right now!
- Knit an afghan or 2
We love piling under all the blankets and the love will be only increased by handknit blankets!
- Learn brioche knitting
- Knit from:
- 20K in finished projects again!
How did I stack up?
Spinning: I spun for 2 sweaters this year! Woohoo!
I have started sampling for my first fleece from the closet, but there are some challenges. More on that later.
Sewing: I sewed 5 dresses, 2 pair of leggings and a tunic.
Knitting: I knit 4 adult sweaters, 5 baby sweaters, 2 summer tops, 9 pairs of socks and 19 accessories (mainly hats & cowls).
Afghans: I started one... but didn't get very far. Plans for more to come!
Learn brioche: Nope. But I did learn to weave!!
Weaving: 5 towels, 4 placemats, 2 table runner type things, and 4 scarves. It's addicting! Thanks for being my hook-up, Purling Dervish!
Knit from stash: 27 projects from stash!
Knit from queue: 11 projects from queue!
Knit from handspun: only 2 projects from handspun - but one was a sweater! And I have two more handspun sweaters on the needles.
Knitted & woven FOs can be seen on Ravelry here. Handspun can be seen on Ravelry here.
Knitting - 16,800
Spinning - 7,054
Weaving - 2,314
That comes to a grand total of 26,168 yards! That's more than I expected to accomplish - and really good, considering I ended the year with another sweater about 98% done!
I'd call my goals met and my crafting year...