End of year round-up 2020

It is traditional for me to have a round-up of my knitting and blogging at the end of the year. This year has been a very complicated and scary one and it is a difficult year to write about. So I will avoid politics and pandemics, and stick to knitting!

I finished ten projects in 2020 – one pair of mittens, one hat, one cushion, two shawls, and 5 sweaters. Here they are in order of completion. The links are to the blog post with the finished project; details can be found therein.

Snoning

Cool Boots Shawl – Neutrals

Hyggelig

Knit Me Baby, One More Time

Hatcher

Vodka Lemonade

Match & Move

Treit

Lanesplitter Cushion

West Wind Mittens

I wrote 72 blog posts this year, for a total of 512 posts. While most are about knitting in one way or another, I wrote two posts that were more personal, and which I very much enjoyed writing: this one about my family history during the 1918 flu, and this one about Christmas memories.

While, in keeping with tradition, I have listed here my completed projects of the year, I would like to note that knitting is not only about the finished project. Knitting is a reflective, fun, relaxing, meditative, and creative process; one which helps me to maintain a healthy perspective and a better state of mind. Every problem seems a bit more manageable when I have some knitting in my hands. It allows me to process things, often subconsciously, so that I can function. It gives me clarity. It is the process of knitting which produces these results, not the end product. So, whatever you have knitted on this year, whether finished or not, whether beautiful or wonky, take joy in it!

I wish everyone a better New Year. May we stay safe and healthy and find joy and clarity.