According to my Ravelry projects page, I've knit 111 projects since beginning my blog (in May 2009). That's a lot of stitches . . . and a whole lot of yarn!
When I started the blog, I was in the midst of the first NaKniSweMoDo . . . the challenge to knit a sweater a month for an entire year. (That's how I met Margene and Cheryl and Susan, you know. They were the group moderators for that first NaKniSweMoDo.) I remember reading about the 12-sweaters challenge on Ravelry, right about the time I was mid-way through my chemo treatments. I needed a challenge. I needed to knit. I joined!
Here's a photo collage I found in my archives, showing the first 9 sweaters I knit that year:
It's funny to look back at the sweaters now. I've actually gotten rid of most of them. (Some were too big, some had memories of chemo knit too tightly into the stitches, and some were just . . . what was I thinking???) (I still wear my Central Park Hoodie quite often (bottom right corner), and occasionally - if I'm going to be somewhere very cold - I wear the hoodie up top. All the rest? Goners.)
I still love to knit sweaters, but I tend to be more thoughtful about the designs I choose. These days, with the exception of this one, I knit sweaters I actually like to wear!
It's fun to look back at knitting projects with 5 years of perspective. (Thanks, Ravelry, for making it easy.) My favorite projects since May 2009?
All of the Duffers I made as Christmas gifts one year . . .
Scalene . . . probably my most-frequently-worn handknit . . .
Tinder . . . best-fitting cardigan ever!
Kirsten Kapur's Germinate . . . I'm still charmed by the stripe-y lace panels (and Kim's yarn).
And, last but not least, the Grim Reaper I made for Erin. Oh-so-futzy, but oh-so-worth-it!
It'll be fun to see what comes off my needles over the NEXT five years!