This is the official end of the year tallying-up post!

Incoming fibre in 2013:
Into the Whirled Romney Top (4 oz)
Bullens Wullens ReadySpin Top (4 oz)
Fiber Optic Gradient Top (4 oz)
Sheepish Creations Merino/Bamboo/Nylon (4 oz)
Sheepish Creations BFL Swirl (4 oz)
Mulberry Fibres SW Merino/Nylon (12 oz)

32 oz

Outgoing fibre in 2013:
Pucker Brush Farm Merino – chain-plyed (8 oz)
Starry Night Wool/Mohair/Angelina – finally finished plying (3 oz)
Zen Yarn Garden Rambouillet – left as singles, slightly fulled (4 oz)
Bullens Wullens Merino/Silk/Bamboo – chain-plied (4 oz)
BaBa Black Sheep Merino – two-ply (4 oz)
Lovesticks Merino/Silk – three-ply (4.35 oz)
Ashland Bay Merino – three-ply (8 oz)

35.35 oz (Success! More fibre spun than acquired!)

Incoming yarn in 2013:
2 balls Noro Silk Garden Sock (656)
2 balls Patons Kroy Stripes (332)
4 balls Patons Kroy Jaquards (664)
5 balls Sugar ‘n Cream (530)
9 balls Loops & Threads Impeccable (1728)
1 ball Cascade 220 (220)
1 ball Austermann Step (460)
1 skein Aussi Soxxi Sox (400)
1 skein Lisa Souza laceweight (1085)
5 skeins Jo Sharp DK (535) (It was on sale. I couldn’t resist.)

31 balls, 6410 yards

Outgoing yarn in 2013:
3 Noro Silk Garden for Grandma’s Rook Scarf (366)
1 Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Fun & Stripes – toe up socks (460)
2 KnitPicks Chroma Worsted for my Rainbow Rook (396)
7 balls Sugar ‘n Cream, some leftovers, washcloths (~550, estimated)
2 balls Patons Kroy Stripes – Rusty Stripes Socks (332)
1 ball Cascade 220 – Michael’s oversized hat (220)
1 ball Lang Jawoll Aktion – sold (459)
2 balls Patons Kroy Jacquards – Michael’s Birthday Socks (332)
1 ball Loops & Threads Impeccable – New Couch-Blanket (192)

17 balls, 3398 yards (Not success! More yarn in than out.)

The Year in Knitting (and Crocheting, and Weaving, and Crafting…):
2013 Projects

Favourite project:
Has to be the Rook scarves. First I made this one for Grandma, and I liked it so much that I made a Rainbow Rook for myself. All the posts about the Rooks can be found here, and a Rainbow Rook image large enough for desktop wallpaper (4000 x 3000) can be found here.

Least Favourite project:
Not that I really didn’t like them, but the New Traveling Socks gave me no end of trouble. I took to calling them the Thrice-Fouled Socks. I mean, it’s my fault, really. I put the heel on the wrong side. Then I knit it over the wrong number of stitches. Basically, this sock spent a lot of the year in time-out, because I didn’t want to look at it.

Patterns Published:
None. But I have some in mind, and one in progress!

Last Year’s Resolutions and Plans:
– spin more
– knit something with handspun yarn
– design and publish two new patterns
– finish Napramach and the Stripy Socks
– cast on for fancy cabled knee socks
– use up more yarn and fibre than I purchase
– get some stock in the Etsy shop

Well. I did spin a lot more! And I did use up more fibre than I acquired! And, though it wasn’t on the list, I did a lot of crocheting, which was pretty awesome. But I didn’t knit anything with handspun, I didn’t design any new patterns, I… well. Yeah. Here’s to next year!

Plans for 2014:

Everything I didn’t get to do this past year!

– spin even more
– knit something with handspun yarn
– design and publish two new patterns
– finish Napramach and the Stripy Socks
– cast on for fancy cabled knee socks
– use up more yarn and fibre than I purchase
– get some stock in the Etsy shop
– and, of course, post to the blog more regularly…

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