In the end, 2015 did not prove to be my most productive knitting year to date. I found myself casting things on, changing my mind, and putting things aside to hibernate more than usual. I felt a little scattered and distracted, not quite on my game – it was a crazy year on multiple fronts. That said, I was always knitting something (true knitters need to knit – no matter what!), despite the false starts and occasional project disenchantment… I spent a little time picking my personal favourites in the PROJECTS section of our Ravelry account this morning; this is where we post all of our store samples which are either knit by myself or Lisa or which we commission various of our consultants to knit for us. After review, I must say I did feel better about my 2015 track record. Considering your finished projects as a collection can be gratifying and can be an especially helpful exercise if you want to set specific goals for the coming year. In 2015, I can see I gravitated towards projects that were soothing to knit and not hugely challenging. As I look forward to 2016, however, I see more colourwork (fair isle), cabled texture, and an increased focus on garments in my future. What about you? Do you keep a “favourites” list? Do you set annual goals? Let us know what you’re planning for 2016 – we’d love to hear!
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