The year in knitting

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When I was thinking about this list, I was pretty sure I knew what to expect. Last year, I just broke down what I knit into categories, and I meant to do that again this year, but then Andi did her year in review with photos and I thought that would be a fun way to do it (and much more manageable than a big collage of everything together, which Ravelry basically does for me). So, here’s what I knit, month by month, in 2013.

January

Clockwise from top left: Cedarvale mittens, baby hat, and moose gloves

Clockwise from top left: Cedarvale mittens, baby hat, and moose gloves

February

Puerperium cardigan and Everyday Socks

Puerperium cardigan and Everyday Socks

March

Scrollwork hat, Seafoam socks, Stepping-Stones, plain socks

Scrollwork hat, Seafoam socks, Stepping-Stones, plain socks

April

Hummingbird socks and Woodstove Season cardigan

Hummingbird socks and Woodstove Season cardigan

May

Happy Street shawl, Monkey socks

Happy Street shawl, Monkey socks

June

Sproutlette

Sproutlette

July

Willowherb socks, Kit Camisole

Willowherb socks, Kit Camisole

August

Plain Koigu socks

Plain Koigu socks

September

Camp-out Mitts, Simple Skyp Socks, Camomile Mitts

Camp-out Mitts, Simple Skyp Socks, Camomile Mitts

October

Burrard cardigan, Stepping-Stones (again!)

Burrard cardigan, Stepping-Stones (again!)

November

Saltburn socks, Rift hat, Charade socks, Charm shawl, Riverbank cowl

Saltburn socks, Rift hat, Charade socks, Charm shawl, Riverbank cowl

December

Holiday Jaywalkers, Hot Chocolate hat (which I finished, despite the photo), Plain dad socks.

Holiday Jaywalkers, Hot Chocolate hat (which I finished, despite the photo), Plain dad socks.

I have to say, I was pretty surprised by the way my projects were spread out. I’ve organized everything by month finished (rather than month started or worked on), so in the months where I only finished one thing I was generally knitting other things at the same time. But still, it’s interesting to see everything spread out like this.

This year I finished 30 projects:
Socks – 14 pairs (5 gifted)
Garments – 3 (2 cardigans, 1 tank top)
Baby things – 3 (2 cardigans, 1 hat)
Mittens/gloves – 4 pairs
Hats – 3
Shawls/Cowls – 3

For fun, I thought I’d break things down by colour too, since I’m pretty sure I knit with the same colours over and over again (blue and green, I’m looking at you). In the case of variegated yarn, I just slotted the project by the dominant colour.

Blue – 7
Green – 5
Purple – 4
Red – 3
Striped (no dominant colour) – 3
Yellow – 2
Grey – 2
Brown – 2
Orange – 1
Pink – 1

I didn’t break things down by colour last year, but it will be interesting to see if the blue/green bias holds this year. On my (active) needles right now, I have a pink-ish/red sock and a green/pink baby sweater, so for now at least, I’m turning over a new colour leaf.

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16 thoughts on “The year in knitting

  1. Julia M.

    This is so wonderful! Thank you so much for writing these postings, I am so happy when I see that you’ve written something new! I think you are so talented, I love your writing, your photographs and your colour choices! And your knitting, of course, but this goes without saying, right? 😉

    I wish you tons of wool, good health, many great moments and an awesome 2014! I’m gonna knit my first sweater … Finally … 😉

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you so much, Julia! This is so nice!

      I can’t wait to see your first sweater! After two cardigans, I’m pretty excited to knit some pullovers. Do you have a pattern in mind?

      1. Julia M.

        Yeah, I’ve been debating this for quite some time now. 😉 I bought the yarn last summer, it’s a lovely shade of brown and I want to knit “Avril in April” … But truth be told, I am still a bit scared. I know it’s silly, because I can frog everything I don’t like … but my biggest worry is GAUGE. We’ll see. 😉

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you! I’m really happy to have gotten over the big projects hurdle and I’m excited for more sweaters. Living in Canada, I really think it would be too hard to have too many!

  2. Andrea

    So, you’ve been busy!!! Those moose gloves are quite cool. Maybe if your start sewing/quilting, you’ll see your colour bias change a lot. I know I tend to pick very different colours in yarn v. fabric which I think it’s a bit funny.

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Ooh, I wonder if that’s true. Looking at my very little fabric stash, I definitely seem to be drawn to reds, but I wonder if that shows a difference in colour preference for wearing vs. looking at… I’m definitely excited about the prospect of more sewing.

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