On 2011 and Looking Back

Well, after yesterday's look at how I did on my 2011 goals, I thought it would be good to run my numbers for 2011, and see how it stacked up to 2010.

2011 was a very different year than 2011.  I worked for one non-profit, spent 3 months unemployed (my contract ended), found another job with another non-profit (on a one year contract), started up a local fiber guild, helped my grandparents fix-up and sell their house.

The one thing that was like 2010, is that at the start of 2011 I had no idea where I would be at the end of the year.

So like last year I collated my numbers, the stats from 2010 are given in parentheses.

2011 by the Numbers:

  • 14 (23) miles of yarn acquired during the year
  • 22 (18) miles of yarn currently in my stash
  • 6.2 (4.5) miles of yarn knit/crocheted into projects
  •  2,771 (426) yards of handspun yarn
  •  6 (5.7) pounds of spinning fiber acquired
  • 12 (5) pounds of spinning fiber in stash
  • 6 (7) pairs of mittens
  • 5 (14) hats
  • 3 (6) shawls or stoles
  • 0 (3) scarves
  • 2 (2) bags
  • 2 (0) blankets
  • 6 (1) cowls
  • 3 (1) pairs of socks
  • 10 (0) dishclothes
  • 0 (1) baby sweaters
  • 100 (28) blog posts

Wow, the numbers are quite different from last year, but 2011 was quite different from 2010. It appears my stashing was less out of control than I thought it was and will be possible to get things really under control in 2012.

Also, biggest difference between 2010 and 2011 is the fact that I went through a serious knitting slump this summer and early fall, but I still managed to get more yarn used than the year before.  Doing some larger projects (including two crocheted blankets and two felted purses) made a big different in the "volume" of yarn used.

I enjoyed most of my projects this year, and I learned so much from each of them. I can't wait to get started on my 2012 projects!

Get a closer look at all my projects from the year from checking out my Finished Objects tab  above or as a slideshow below.