2015 was an interesting year for my knitting. I increased my design portfolio to 42 designs, including one published by a third party. Yes, December saw the release of my first design for Willow Yarns. Diamond in the Waves is available as a single pattern through Ravelry or through Willow's own website, where it is also available with yarn as a kit.
It also saw the release of my first full-size shawls, one triple-triangle, one rectangle and one full circle. I added adult-size hats, and an extensive collection of headbands to the mix as well.
The last six weeks of the year were thoroughly dominated by the Gift-Along, and I completed a total of 10 projects. I'm already looking forward to the 2016 event.
Speaking of 2016, my designing has got off to an odd start. Only 10 days into the year and I've already completed the samples for two designs, and had a third-party submission rejected. I don't mind about that as it gives me chance to move on to the next one, and I'm only going to submit ideas that I'd self-publish otherwise. I intend to submit to at least half a dozen third-party submission calls this year and I'd like to get three designs published that way if I can.
My other personal challenge for this year is stash related. Since 2014 I have posted in the Ravelry "Flash your Stash" post. It has been interesting to see how my stash has changed since then, especially by how much it has decreased. I have decided that any yarn that was present in that 1st January 2014 photograph is priority for moving on. I'm not going to say it must all be gone by the end of this year, but realistically if I haven't wanted to knit it after 3 years, I need to be reconsidering why I have it in the first place.