I still have four cardigan WIPs, but did finish three garments that I'm very pleased with. In particular, I'm chuffed that I had the confidence to make some modifications from the pattern and they worked out.
And my other big accomplishment was to learn how to crochet! It's such a useful and fun skill that has really added to my knitting, especially with seaming.
Edited to add: Yikes - how could I forget about my Latvian mittens that took ages! (thanks for the reminder Sallyann)
So just for fun, and with all the optimism of a brand new year, here are five more knitting resolutions for 2015.
1. Knit from stash only. I MEAN it this year. I have some fabulous stuff in my stash and I need to save money this year, so I'm putting myself on a strict yarn diet. With one exception: Every time I get a two pound coin in my change, I pop it in my Herdy money box. This is my budget for any yarn shows. I am planning on going to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March and would love to go to Brighton for Unwind if it's held again this summer. I will allow myself a souvenir skein or two at shows, but I will only spend what is in the yarn bank.
2. To help knit from stash, I've joined a group on ravelry that is challenging knitters to knit 12 sweaters in 12 months (wips count!). I doubt I'll get to 12 but if I can finish those 4 wips I've had hanging around for years now, I'll be happy.
3. I really want to improve my crochet skills. I've just bought a masterclass at Craftsy which I'm looking forward to, and I've had a go at tunsian crochet which is a lot of fun to do. I really want to learn how to better read a crochet chart and maybe have a go at crocheting a garment.
4. Steeking. Time to get over my fears and try it.
5. I would like to try some other woolly skills. I still haven't touched my hand spinning kit from last year, and I've added a needle felting kit to it.
Happy New Year to all - it does feel wonderful to start planning for new projects again.