What you say? Another year? But it's only June 1st!
Well ... it's the start of another year for a Ravelry chal- lenge group of which I've been a part (including modding this past year) - 52 projects in 52 weeks. The challenge year runs June 1 - May 31, so we've just completed our challenge for 2011-2012. The goal: to have no more than 4 works in play at any one time, and to continue to complete something every week.
While I haven't been too faithful in only having four things on the needles/hooks at one time, or in getting at least one project done a week, I have nevertheless been very productive this past year. I did manage to complete 35 projects (that I can talk about!), including several firsts:
* several self-published pattern releases,
* several patterns published by others,
* my first completed shrug,
* my first completed top-down crocheted cardigan, and
* I made my very own yarn swift!
I also managed to complete 10 of my 35 projects from stash, and lots from publications I own, which continues to be a personal goal.
There is no doubt that last year's big highlight was having my La Poetique beret and infinity scarf included in the Premier Yarns fashion show at VK Live in Los Angeles. As the days get longer and the summer solstice is almost upon us, the longest day definitely inspires me as much as the shortest one in December; this year in particular because there's still so much to look forward to and new challenges to tackle.
It's also intriguing to look at the lion's share of last year's projects in mosaic. What an array of textures and materials and project types - although the colors are not quite so varied. I do love my reds, creams and greens. I am surprised at my lack of black and brown - those two colors were once such a staple in my wardrobe. Not anymore, it seems.
I hope you'll check in over at Andrea's blog to see what's inspiring everyone else, and do feel free to leave me a comment and let me know how your projects are stacking up so far this year.
And have a great first weekend in June!