Not exactly a mid-year check-in because I stopped blogging when the Moderna vaccine knocked me on my butt and I spent a month sleeping while my immune system did its thing. I’m fine now but got out of the blogging habit when I needed more naps. But when you check on after nine months instead of six, progress looks extra great!
1. Knit something famous.
Despite frequently looking at patterns with this in mind, I’ve only knit one!
My one famous pattern is actually only part of a pattern: the Fish Lips Kiss heel. It did require a whole bunch of measurement (and optional math) that I’ll be reusing, and i really liked the doubled stitch style of short row so I’ll be using it elsewhere. (And I may rip back and reknit the first sock because I liked my second sock slip stitch mod!)
I’ve got one more famous pattern in my plans for the rest of the year, but even if I only knit the one I feel like I’ve learned a lot from having this goal by looking at how many people have knit a pattern. A lot of patterns I love and thought for sure would have gotten lots of love only show a few people knitting them on Ravelry! Maybe I need a challenge for patterns that have fewer than 20 finished projects? That would be a great knit-a-long theme if I were in to running those.
2. Self striping stuff
Okay, obviously I knit the socks above, but also…
And I’ve got one big self striping project to come probably starting in September.
I’m definitely happy with how this goal has worked out. And I’ve still got some self-striping stash for more to come next year!
3. Kits in Stash
I did two that were full kits with a pattern:
And a few more that I had yarn earmarked to go together but weren’t explicit kits made by someone else:
I’d say this was pretty successful although I still have lots of stuff kitted up in my stash.
4. Crochet cables
This was definitely the easiest goal! I didn’t do more cables but I got into doing a big Tunisian crochet shawl so I feel like I got some serious crochet in this year.
I could probably mark everything on this year’s list as done right now! I do have one partially finished project related to the list, and one not yet started, so there should be some new stuff to show at the end of the year, and I’ll talk about whether I did anything on the other ideas I had when I do the final wrap up. But basically, go me!