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2013 Knitter’s Yearly Review

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Well, 2013 has been a year of even bigger changes than 2012. I am now: married, living in Oregon, a graduate of Purdue University (again), and jobless. I’m on the job hunt, but haven’t had much luck yet.

Abbie is calmer than last year, and I only want to strangle her every few weeks. It’s usually when she tracks mud into the house because she doesn’t sit on the rug when she comes in. Seriously, you need to remember the routine, Abbie.

The rabbits have settled in to the new climate and barn, but I haven’t. I am missing Indiana more and more. The muck, mud, and mire out here are just disgusting. Hence, the frustration with Abbie and the mud. In Indiana, you have mud, but it’s not every day for months. In western Oregon, I think all you ever have is mud. This is bullshit. Every time I clean Abbie’s paws, I hope that the midwest is in our future.

My knitting tally was low again this year, but really, I’ve been busy with other things. As it stands, I have knit:

  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 3 shawls
  • 2 adult sweaters
  • 1 baby sweater
  • 1 tiny Dutch rabbit
  • 1 sterling silver hair clip
  • 1 hat
  • 1 scarf

So, only 15 knitting projects.  I did, however, start my own Etsy shop, tat a jillion bracelets, earrings, and bookmarks, and read my way through some really fantastic books.

A few of those hand knits haven’t made their way onto the blog yet, but the posts are coming.  The Sock Hunter is creeping towards 100 episodes.  I think when I hit 100 I might have to have a contest and celebration.  It’s hard to believe that I am still blogging after 7.5 years.  I think it’s my way of keeping a “diary” and helping me to remember some of the important things in my knitting career.  I’m not sure there are many people reading my blog any more, so I keep it more for my own use. My favorites from 2013:


plumeria crop

tiny dutch

piret full crop

One thought on “2013 Knitter’s Yearly Review

  1. So sorry Oregon isn’t what you need. Maybe 2014 will bring you all kinds of great things; you deserve them.