Like most years, 2012 was a mixed bag for me. I worked harder in 2012 than I ever have in my entire life. This had some obviously good effects. I also tried a lot of new things, which meant some successes, but it also meant some failures.
“If you’re not failing, you’re not trying” was kind of my mantra this year.
Knitting-wise, as a side effect of working so hard at work, by the time I was ready to switch gears at the end of the day, I had very little cognitive juice left for complicated knitting. Charts? No thank you. New techniques? Hardly.
2012 was, in a lot of ways, The Year of Garter Stitch. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
It sure wasn’t the Year of Socks. I only completed two pairs in 2012, which seems woeful. (I’m not counting the unfinished sock that I started last July.)
My favorite knitting project of 2012 – both to knit and as a finished object – was the Rambling Rows afghan. I have even talked about making another one. Partly because I wish it was just, like, two feet longer (i.e. more rectangular). And partly because my 17 year-old cat has claimed it as his own, and I haven’t the heart to take it back.
As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading. You rock!