2014 in review

Thank you all very much for the comments on my last post, they all meant a huge amount to me. 

I hope you all had a great Christmas, if you celebrate it.  We had a fairly low key one as Dave & I were not really in a particularly festive frame of mind but Rosie and Christopher were thoroughly excited which is all that matters. 

I've been looking back at the state of the crafting in 2014, in terms of actual finishes there are not very many and it was very much a year of knitting compared to stitching. In terms of my goals for this year I have only a small amount of stitching left to finish on CA Wells Danish Whitework Portfolio (from 2005) and I am now three quarters of the way through Forget Me Nots in Stitches Anniversary Roses (from 2010). Dorothy Walpole has been started but I think I'm roughly around a quarter of the way through.


In reviewing my finishes I found that I had not got around to blogging my most recent knitting finish, some wrist warmers knit in the leftover Eden Cottage Yarns Titus from the Curious Collective 2014 Shawl.  Pattern from Elspeth Thompson and Ros Badger's Homemade.

Because I am a geek that way here are my stats for the year:

  • I started the year with 3 wips, Deco, Socks and Willow Shawl and finished them all 
  • I finished it with 2 wips, Manu and Socks for Rosie
  • I started and finished 4 projects, Christopher's Jumper, Curious Collective 2014 shawl, Hitchhicker, and the wrist warmers

  • I started the year with 16 wips
  • I finished it with 17 wips
  • I had 7 finishes and 8 new starts

I'm not sure that I am going to set any specific goals this year other than wanting to finish 2015 with less stitching wips than I am starting it with.

This year I read 23 books, these are listed in the sidebar.  Next year I am aiming again to read 3 books a month and hoping that most of them will come off my ever expanding to be read pile.

Other than that I hope that everyone has a good new year and that 2015 is everything you want it to be.


woolwoman said…
glad to hear the children had a good Christmas - maybe you and your husband can have a quiet NYE celebration and enjoy the day tomorrow. Your stats are very impressive - I don't like goals because I have to deal with goals at work - I do what I can when I can and enjoying the journey is the most important thing to me. I have enjoyed journeying with you this past year. Cheers! Mel
Melissa said…
No matter how busy we are and think that we haven't been productive, at year end's accounting, there's more done that you think!

I missed the post about Dill's passing and I'm sorry about the loss. That must've coloured your Christmas spirit.

Here's wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!
Margaret said…
Nice year in review. I always love to see what everyone did for the year. Seeing everything together is great. Glad the kids had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!
Jackie said…
You've had a great year!

I'm hoping to finish Anniversaries of the Heart in 2015. Other than that, we'll see what happens! Happy New Year!
Carol said…
I've so enjoyed following your blog this year, Karoline, and seeing both your stitching and knitting creations. Someday, (perhaps when I retire) I will definitely learn how to knit...

Hope your 2015 is off to a great start!
Brigitte said…
I love this kind of posts seeing what other crafters have accomplished. You had some very nice finishes and also starts, both in the knitting and in the stitching field. I wish you a wonderful crafting and reading year 2015!
Andrea said…
Great finishes each and every one.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!
I've just been catching up with your recent posts and I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your lovely cat. I hope this coming year is a happy one for you and your family.
Giovanna said…
You accomplished a lot last year - here's wishing you a Happy stitchy/knitty 2015!

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