2019 Year in Review

I have finally gotten to the point where I can do a full year in review recap of everything I was able to knit. Last year was an interesting year. The first seven months of the year I had a lot of free time and then fall semester came and I had to balance between being a professor and being a student. Needless to say, I made up for my lulls in knitting when I had breaks I made sure to knit a lot. This year brought the loss of our beloved dog Cher, two enamel pins in my Etsy shop, me going back to school for my PhD and writing my first patterns that will be published this month. This year was full of highs and a few lows but overall it was a year that taught me a lot. So let’s look at what I was able to do overall. I finished 39 objects and a lot of them were sweaters, surprise, surprise.

  • 4 hats
  • 1 cape
  • 1 shawl
  • 1 vest
  • 7 short sleeve/sleeveless tops/sweaters
  • 6 dog sweaters
  • 12 pullovers with quarter length of full sleeves
  • 7 cardigans

I’ve linked below to every month’s recap so you can get details on every project. Just click the date and it will take you to that post. Hopefully, your 2019 was full of great knits and experiences too.

January 2019

January 2019 FOs

February 2019

February 2019 FO’s

March 2019

March FO’s

April 2019

Trefann sweater

May 2019

La Brioheme for Safia

June 2019

June 2019

July 2019

July FO’s

August 2019

Birds of a feather

September 2019

Jessica's Rhinebeck Sweater

October 2019

October FO’s

November 2019 – I didn’t finish anything. But I knew that would happen.

December 2019

December 2019

12 Replies to “2019 Year in Review”

  1. Dana, I really appreciate your opening sentence about finally getting to the point of being able to do a recap. It somehow helps me to remember that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Thanks so much for your online presence. Your beautiful knitting and delightful self are an inspiration.

  2. Me too on that first statement of yours. I have probably 10 times less projects than you for 2019 and have not (don’t plan to) recap. I will save that for 2020. Organization is a biggie on my 2020 goals. Your photos are like sunshine. They’re so colorful and put me in a better mood not to mention the gorgeous projects.

  3. Just subscribed to your daily’s! Discovered you and your knitting from your occasional articles for Mason-Dixon Knitting. I look forward to the daily inspiration.

  4. You knit like the wind! Your color choices are perfectly bold.I can’t believe you teach and are a student and completed so many projects! But then, you can knit in the dark during a movie so… superpowers?

  5. You are truly an inspiration. I absolutely love your approach (as told in your IG stories) — you knit a lot because “I practice”. Love it!

  6. Hi Dana, I’m interested in learning to knit faster. Do you have any tips? I’m a very slow knitter and sometimes it’s discouraging. Did you start out knitting fast or did you start knitting faster as you improved your knitting technique? I’ve been knitting for over 20 years and I’m still slow as molasses.

  7. *wild applause* Talk about #goals! I’m sorry for your loss of your darling pup. You are very inspiring and motivating! I’m about to tackle my first pull-over sweater, and I have you to thank. May 2020 be even more amazing for you!

  8. I think it takes me longer to pick out a pattern and yarn than for you to knit an entire sweater! And they all look great!

  9. Where can I find your pattern for the balloon sleeve cardi? I have large upper arm and I think I could go with a regular size for this without going 2X. I really enjoy your postings. Linda

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