And then the knitting for me

In 2012 I only knit a few things for myself. Nothing big, just a few pairs of wristwarmers, a hat and a pair of socks. In 2013 I was going to change that. I was going to only knit for myself. Then people started telling me they were pregnant and I realized that I had to change my original plan to only knit for myself. Instead I settled for twelve bigger projects that I was going to make for me, one for each month (but not necessarily knit during that month). It resultet in 12 bigger projects and one small one.

Amount of projects finished for me: 13
Most used needle size: 4mm and 3,5 mm with four projects each.
Biggest needles used: 6 mm
Smallest needles used: 2,25 mm
Most common garment: Shawl! I’ve knit myself ten shawls and scarfs last year.
Most used yarn weight: Fingering weight.
Most used hair style while taking pictures of knits for myself: Bun used four times, French braid used four times. 40’s hair style used one time.
Most used pose while taking pictures of knits for myself: with the back to the camera. Looking towards right four times and towards left four times. One pose with front towards camera.

No. 1


The Rococo Shawl by Elena Rosenberg. Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, color Paris Night. I can’t even begin to tell you how warm this shawl is.
Needle 5mm

No. 2


Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier. Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Fino. Color Bramble. Those last rows just too forever and even though I really tried to make the sleeves long enough they are still a bit too short. I love that cardigan though.
Needle 3.25, 3.5

No. 3


Misty Meadow by Cindy Garland. Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Fingering. Colors Puget Sound and Citron. My first ever mystery knit along.
Needle 4mm

No. 4


Rosa dröm by Yllotyll. Yarn: Yllotyll Lin. Color 47 Ljusrosa. This sweater taught me that I do not like knitting in linen yarn. I do not. I need to repeat this every time I get seduced by a nice color in a linen yarn.
Needle 3,5 mm 2,5 mm

No. 5


Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier. Yarn: Ullgarn extra 1 from Yllet. Color 165 Malört (sage brush). This was knitting to make me happy and it sure did.
Needle 3,5 mm

No. 6


Color Affection by Veera Välimäki. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Colors Naural, Ravelry Red and Cote D’Azure. A wonderful shawl, which I happen to wear as I write this, but it took a few tries to get it right.
Needle 4 mm.

No. 7


the summer of… by Cindy Garland. Yarn: Stunning Superwash from Stunning String Studio. Colors Sprout and Petal Pink. My second MKAL.
Needle  4 mm.

No. 8


Suki by Miriam Pike. Yarn:  Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Colors Ravelry Red and Terracota. A shawl that was almost a year in planning.
needle 3,75

No. 9


Is it spring yet? by Constance M. Cole. Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino. Color Cape Cod Gray. A hat to match my grayish spring coat.
Needle 4 mm 2,5 mm

No. 10


Multnomah by Kate Ray. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Colors Pocion. A project that started as an epiphany when I by chance put the skein down on my coffee table.
Needle 3,5 mm

No. 11


Gateway to Fall by Cindy Garland. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Colors Terracota and Lettuce. My third MKAL. Needle 3,75 mm

No. 12


Sonar shawl by Cindy Garland. Yarn: Malabrigo Rios. Colors Sunset and Sandbank. A truly delicious project that I apparently have forgotten to blog about for some reason. Shame because it’s delicious.
Needles 6 mm

No. 13


Ophidian by Sivia Harding.  Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Color Natural. A shawl I wore at the Warsaw opera. Apparently I forgot to blog about that one too. What’s wrong with me?
Needle 3,75