Year in Review: Reading Along in 2013
Year in Review: Playing in the Dirt

Year in Review: On (and Off) the Needles

I remember a time . . . when I actually knit 12 sweaters in a year.  Twelve!


Those days seem to be long gone.  Although I still knit pretty much every day (because a day doesn't feel "right" without some knitting), my production has slowed way, way down.  

My Project Count for 2013:

  • 3 hats
  • 1 pair fingerless mitts
  • 4 sweaters
  • 1 baby sweater
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 5 shawls
  • and 3 spa washcloths (gifts)

Out of those projects, which were my favorites?  Why . . . 


Germinate is, hands-down, my Winner for 2013  I love it!  The yarn, the colors, the stripes-and-lace.  (It's hard to beat the winning combination of Kirsten's design and Kim's yarn!)


I also love this cardigan - Tinder, one of Jared Flood's designs (and knit in his Shelter yarn).  So wearable and very practical.


Leftie is a bit of a surprise.  I didn't enjoy knitting is so much, but I get lots and lots of compliments and comments every time I wear it!  (Plus, it reminds me of Margene and Carole, and that's a huge bonus.)


I also love my Sundry!  I loved knitting it; I love wearing it.  (And this one reminds me of my trip to San Francisco, so another bonus.)


And . . . this pullover (Tea with Jam and Bread) is pretty darn wonderful.  It got me through our recent "Polar Vortex" with the the three-day-snow-day-extravaganza.  Perfect kick-around sweater.  (And it looks great with pajama pants.  Just sayin.')

For 2014, I plan to Keep Knitting.  I'm not going to set any project goals or quotas for myself; I'm just going to knit what I feel like knitting!  I will say that I want to do some colorwork/fairisle, as I haven't done any of that for a couple of years now.  And I'm itching to knit one of the hats from the recent Wool People issue.  (This one.)  Other than that, I'm just coming to terms with the fact that I cannot knit All of The Things.  Nor do I need to buy All of the Yarn.  I think it's safe to say that for 2014, I'm going to knit what I want . . . with what I've already got.  And I'll just leave it at that!

How about you?  What are your favorite knits of 2013?  And what are you planning to knit in the coming year?