2013, year of the sweaters!

This is 2013 in knitting! I was inspired by a similar post from Angela, one of my favorite knitting bloggers. In 2013 I completed 50 projects. They’re listed above by the month that I finished the project, with the name of the project (if it has a pattern name). You can see the names and months by hovering over the photo.

All in all, I finished 26 sweaters last year (13 adult, 13 baby/toddler). Granted, each of the sweaters finished in January was started before that month, and the Sky Sweater and Minimalist Cardigan were very close to finished before January, so that’s a bit misleading. Some of those are also short sleeved, or tanks. I knitted 12 pairs of socks (5 adult, 7 baby/toddler), 4 pairs of arm warmers (one pair of 70 yard mitts not pictured), 4 hats, and 4 shawls. Phew! It was definitely the year of the sweater!

Only 16 of these projects were for me, so I might be a little less of a selfish knitter than I thought. I had a lot of teal, orange, mustard, green, and shades of purple going on last year. I also finished almost everything I started, with the exception of two pairs of socks and a Beekeeper’s Quilt. That feels like one of the biggest accomplishments to me. I don’t have any sad almost-finished sweaters hanging around at the beginning of this year.

I just finished one pair of the socks on Sunday, but they need to be washed and blocked. The other pair will probably be finished very soon. The quilt might just be hanging out for awhile… Maybe I should make a goal of making 3 hexipuffs a week or something to get this thing moving. I got obsessed with toddler socks as a way to use up sock leftovers instead. Whether I finish it or not, I won’t feel guilty about it.  

I also published eight designs last year! They were Evoke, Ruffaluffagus, Firefly Seeker, Girl with the Purled Toes, Kiddo Kicks, Little Roarer, Bespoken, and Magic Hat.

I kind of can’t believe all of that knitting happened last year.

29 thoughts on “2013, year of the sweaters!

  1. I´m sooo impressed!! I know I knit a lot, but you amaze me! …and with a toddler (a teenager is not that demanding..)! If I have to choose one, which is hard…. I envy you your Oshima! Looking forward to following your blog in 2014:)

  2. You were on fire last year! I can’t believe not only how many things you finished, but also how many designs you released! You should seriously pat yourself on the back.

    I can’t wait to see what you whip up this year!

  3. Wow! You are such an inspiration! I can’t believe how much you knit last year! It’s hard to choose, but I think my favorites are your Oshima sweater and basically everything you made for Zooey. So cute!

  4. Looks impressive! you knit all that in one year and having a 1-year old and a job??? I just wonder how you manage as I’m always wondering how you manage to walk/read/see movies ánd knit at the same time, nice job! You could fill quite some space in a wardrobe whit your last years knits I just think you deserve a big ceddar wardrobe by now 😉 (that wood that prevents moths from eating your knits, ceddar??) happy knitting this year!

  5. I love seeing all of your projects together on one page! There’s so much variety in style, size, gender- even. The fact that you found time to design too is incredible to me. Congrats on a very successful, inspiring year of crafting.

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