It feels like this year has flown by - but looking back, I actually managed to achieve quite a few of my knitting goals - and more besides. You can find my list of resolutions for this year right here.
I finished twenty-five pairs of socks - some of which are pictured above - including handspun ones and hand dyed ones - taking my sock drawer total to thirty-seven pairs - even if I gave three away...
I knit ten items out of my handspun yarn - including two large shawls - Linus (top) and Hitchhiker (above). Speaking of spinning, I also saved up and bought my Dream Wheel - which I couldn't be more happy about!
I participated in Stash Dash - surpassing my goal of 5km by knitting and spinning 7460.5m of yarn. Next year I'm aiming for 10km...
I test knit patterns for two designers. The Olivia Shawl (above) and the Farmers Socks (below).
I knit two cardigans for myself that I'm really, really pleased with. The Pomme de Pin (top) and Old Romance (above). I can't wait to knit more sweaters and cardigans in 2016.
I also knit the closest thing to toys I have ever knit - making lots of Birds of Happiness for little Christmas presents.
Probably the biggest achievement for me this year, was opening Stranded Dyeworks, the etsy shop for my hand dyed yarn. I'd been planning it for over a year and I'm really pleased to see it come to life. I can't wait to see how it develops over the next year - I have big plans!
All in all, it's been a good year for knitting and fibre! I didn't keep to a few of my resolutions - knitting only four of the requisite ten of patterns from books I already own, not steeking anything, or starting a knitting podcast - watch this space for that one though ;) Still - we can't do everything, right?!
I hope you have a wonderful New Year and hears to an equally knitty 2016!