Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010: A Summary of Projects

2010 was a good year for me craft wise.  I completed over 35 knitted and crocheted items throughout the year.  Not too shabby if I say so myself! 

As you can probably see from the collage above I do tend towards making small items, which allows me to make so many in just a year.  While the bulk of my work in 2010 was of the small variety like hats or coasters, I did manage a few really big projects that I wanted to specifically share since they are real accomplishments.
  1. Bountiful Bohus Cardigan - I have lots of posts about this on my blog if you want to go back and read about it.  This was my first sweater and I made it my challenge for the Ravelympics. 
  2. Cedar Leaf Shawlette - This was a pattern that I was drooling over for quite awhile before I started.  The pattern is written by one of my favorite knitting podcasters, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.  This project was the first time I can remember that I was part of a KAL or knit along.  It was lots of fun to make and the community of knitters in the kal was just great!
  3. Murray the Reindeer - Murray was my first full sized amigurumi and quite a challenge.  I have really only dabbled in crochet until recently, so making him was a real learning process.  But, I now know that I really enjoy making amigurumi and hopefully I'll get to make some more in 2011.  
So, now that 2010 is over, I just have to say that I actually started many more projects in 2010 than I finished.  I have quite a backlog of UFO (unfinished objects)... 13 to be exact (not including the projects that are destined to be unraveled which number 2).  Perhaps an urge to complete those projects will seize me and they will all get done before 2012.  A girl can dream can't she?


Anonymous said...

You are the Best Jo.. Your work always looks nice! I know you can do anything you put your mind to.. You are such a pleasure to have in our Group.. Good luck in 2011 !!:)

Julie said...

Murray is adorable! You made such lovely things last year, I really like your collage.

jjphotoFTW said...

Thank you so much to both of you for your kind words :) It really means a lot! The collage was actually something that Picasa, a free image editor and online photo gallery software can do. The program makes image manipulation so very easy even for those who don't know much about editing their photos. I can't recommend it enough especially since it's free :)