Let's take one last peek into the knitting year 2021. Here are my highlights from the previous 21,900 hours, 365 days, 52 weeks, and 12 months.
In the year 2021, I completed 21 projects and knitted 8.9 kilometers (around 9,800 yards) of yarn. My biggest project in terms of yardage was Emerald Chain with 1,231 m (1,326 yd). That was also the second slowest project I completed, taking 164 days to knit.
The smallest knit was the purple sample I made for the Emerald Twist headband; it took only 119 m (130 yd) of yarn. The quickest was the green sample of the same headband with only 6 days from casting on to completion. And 4 out of those 6 days were spent on trying out different cable combinations until I landed on one I was happy with (and which made it into the pattern).
Like last year, the longest project was again a pair of socks. The second, green pair of my Evighet socks took over a year (381 days), a small eternity in knitting time. The twist of irony here is that the word 'evighet' means eternity in Swedish...
This year I managed to finally complete the d'Histoire Naturelle crochet blanket (designed by Christina Hadderingh) that I'd already started in 2020. That netted a total of 4.5 km (2.8 miles) of crocheted yarn! And I started another crochet blanket, Helen Shrimpton's 2021 CAL Faith. I was chugging along nicely and kept up with the schedule up to Part 6 (of 8)… and then life intervened. Something to look forward to finishing this year.
In 2021, I released 12 new knitting patterns: 4 accessories, 3 garments, 3 socks, and 2 shawls.
Höyhensaari was published in the TAITO Christmas special issue and will be available for individual purchase in February when the right revert back to me. Linnea Mitts were released as part of the Kässäkirstu subscription box and will be available for everyone else in May 2022.
In 2021 I also started an online community on Mighty Networks. It serves as a (secondary) hub for hosting test knits and knitalongs for those who can't or don't want to use Ravelry.
In 2021, I wrote 27 blog posts. The Top 3 most-read posts were:
An Easy Trick to Remembering M1R and M1L Increases (published February 2021) with 7.3K views,
Knit&Note, a New Knitting Notebook App (October 2021) with 4.6K views,
and Smooth Moves: Improving SSK, SSSK, and CDD Decreases (May 2021) with 4.3K views.
The longest post with over 10K characters, 1.7K words, and a reading time of 7 minutes was Alternative Social Media Sites for Knitters. That was also the fourth most-read post so it seems like people were interested in finding a Ravelry replacement. Will we see a viable one in 2022? Time will tell.
How was your knitting year 2021? What plans do you have for the new year? Let me know in the comments!
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