Alright so it’s time to wrap up 2012. I wanted to do this weeks ago but my internet has not been cooperating at all. I finally went out and bought a new router this weekend and finally my internet is back where it should be!
Last year I spent a total of $1,206.33 on my knitting with the breakdown available on my 2012 Knitting Costs page. This was a lot lower than I expected. I think the main reason is that I already had a decent size stash and didn’t end up buying as much yarn as I have in the past. I also got a lot of Christmas presents for knitting supplies in 2011 that covered most of what I wanted.
I made eight Christmas presents and spent a total of 103 hours on them. You can see them on all my 2012 Christmas Knitting page with all the code names linked to the actual gift. I had quite a bit of fun with those code names so I think I’ll do the same thing this year. The real question is if I’m going to try to pass the number of hours I spent!
The highlight of the year was going to my first knitting events at Stitches Midwest. It was my first time taking classes instead of teaching myself! I had a lot of fun and I’m sure I’ll be going again this year. I also took a Natural Dye Workshop in Chicago. I don’t know what I’ll do with this now that I’ve tried it but I’m glad to have the intro into the process. I have a feeling that it will probably be another year or two before I pursue it much further. I still have a lot of other knitting goals to hit first!
I do have some missed goals from last year that I’ll be having to make up in 2013! I started the TKGA Master Knitting program but sadly did not finish it. Luckily I have made my progress documented so I can pick it back up again! I also started my first sweater but that will also have to be finished this year as well.
Oops!! I almost forgot. I also wrote my first two patterns last year: Infinity Drop Stitch Scarf and Basic Knee High Socks! Plus I did my first two giveaways on this blog: Travelling Roses Scarf and the Beaded Cable Belt. I did more than I thought last year!