So, um... it's been a year? Sorry!
I did meet my goal of finishing 12 pairs of socks in 12 months. And I finished the 13th pair early in January and decided I was sick of socks for a while. The sweater got ditched when the baby blanket project popped up, and never made it back into rotation. The shawl and I had a bit of a falling out. Or rather the shawl had a bit of a falling off the needles, and after unknitting and reknitting almost 7000 stitches to fix it, I put it aside for my mental health. I must admit that losing those stitches was entirely my own stupid fault, and I should know better than to leave a project of that magnitude sitting with stitches unsecured, and I should really know better than to pick it up carelessly. None of that knowing made any difference.
The last six months have been hard. Without going into any details, I have been both sick and tired for most of that time. I decided in January that I wasn't going to make huge knitting goals this year, and that was probably for the best. My knitting time has been limited and sporadic. And when I do have a chance to knit, sometimes I don't make much progress. For example, a couple of weeks ago on my usual knit night, I started but did not manage to finish the thumb of a mitten. The Thumb! When I next picked it up and took stock, I needed to knit one more round and do the decreases. But that night I just didn't have it in me.
So, last year was at least partly a success. This year has been... I don't even know what. And now we are heading into the summer months. I do have a baby blanket on the go because I'm going to be a great-auntie later in the summer! After that I'm not sure what will happen. Hopefully, starting now I can avoid any additional illness or injury, and get back to more regular knitting.