...Year of Projects: A Recap of 11/12...

If you remember a year ago (and if you do, props because I don't!) I wrote about joining the Year of Projects Group. Basically, we came up with a list of projects that we would like to complete in a year's time and then blog about our progress.

Like many YOP members, I created a MASSIVE list (I believe the original list included 35 items) and just knew I would get through them all.


I did not even finish HALF of my list, even after a few changes. I would say however, it has been a successful year of projects! I have been able to knit quite a few items, even with a one year old toddling around and am quite proud. It has been fun to learn new skills and 'meet' other fiber enthusiasts through their blogs. 

Currently, I am working on knitting several Snuggle Sacks for a friend and co-workers and know that I will not touch my current YOP list before June 30th.  I thought I would share with you one more time my Year of Projects list and all that was (or wasn't) accomplished:
Top 6 Blog A Long Picks:
*Aiden's Afghan (WIP)
*Fingerless Mitts for Me (12 for Self)
*Pillowcase for Bedroom (12 for Self)
*Socks for Me (12 for Self)
*Ballband Dishcloth
*Leg Warmers--inspired and motivated by a fellow blogger and Blog A Long member (12 for Self)

The In-Case I Finish List:
*Sweater for Me (12 for Self)
*Learn how to knit entrelac
*Coffee Koozie
*Breast Cancer Dishcloth
*Baby Sweater\Vest
*Windmill Bag
*Baby Feet Dishcloth

Christmas 2011
(keeping this here as it was part of my original list...these are going to be moved to next year's YOP list I am sure!)

*Yarn Swap Gift--August 1st
*Hawkeye Scarf--September 1st

*Owlie Sack for Baby Smith--November 1st
*Special Occasion Scarf for Grandma Faye--December 25th (WIP)
*Owlie Sack for Baby Ruyter--December 1st--Changed to Headbands and Petal Bib
Jingle Bells Hat for Aiden--December 1st

4 Secret Christmas Scarves--December 25th (only NEED to make 3) (WIP: 1 down, 2 to go!)
*1 Secret Christmas Scarf--December 25th (Eliminating)
*Mittens for Mom--December 25th
*3 Hats--December 25th (For: Joshua, Jason, Daniel) One hat has been eliminated...
*Hanging Dishtowel for Z--December 25th
*Leg Warmers--4 sets for my nieces...not entirely sure about this, but my husband thinks it would be neat, so I am adding it.(eliminated...maybe in 2012)

Final Tally: 13/30. Eek.

There you have it folks. The last time you will see this exact list. Several, if not most, of these items will be deleted. I am starting to realize I did not plan this list out very well. ;) Come back again to see my list of Year of Projects 12/13!!


  1. I think that's why I wont join.... it's too disappointing to see how unproductive I am LOL :)

  2. I blame it on all my friends that become pregnant and then I get sidetracked making them cute baby gifts :-P. I'm sticking to a much more slimmed down list this year to save room for the gift opportunities that aren't so predictable!

  3. I did exactly what you did. Planned HUGE and finished small. That's ok, it gives a chance to come back next year and refine, remodify and make it through a much better planned out list.