The Theresa Shawl by Nikki Wagner from the Fall 2013 Knitscene magazine: I really love this shawl/scarf. I've always been a little frightened of shawls, but there's an ease to this design that makes it so comfortable to just wrap around my neck and go. I used stash yarn for this - I bought the green/yellow variegated yarn at Stitches South a few years ago. I added the darker blue because I was afraid that I wouldn't have enough of the green color to finish this pattern. The blue yarn is some Malabrigo Arroyo that I had leftover from my own shawl design, the Crossroads Textured Shawl.
Color Field Baby Blanket/Afghan by ME: sorry, I just had to throw in one of my own designs :) I do really love how this blanket came together. I designed it for some friends who were expecting their first child. I think the colors and design are both cheerful, yet modern. And the new parents seem to love it!
So, there it is - my look back on 2013 in knitting. And for 2014? I have a few things up my sleeve:
1. I have a couple of new designs that I will be posting on my Hubpages in the coming months.
2. I want to make a fall jacket for myself. I'm considering a pattern from Filati Handknitting, Issue 53 (lefthand side of page 12 - love it!).
3. And I hope to have a few more surprises coming up!
Stay tuned! Best wishes to all for a happy and bright 2014!!!