I only finished four things in 2013. I did manage to double the population of the UFO pile, but that seems to be a dubious accomplishment, at best.
Pattern: Spectra by Stephen West
Yarns: Noro Silk Garden Sock and Madeline Tosh merino light.
It is smaller than some versions of Spectra. I didn't really compare my guage to the pattern, just knit to a guage I liked, and I do like like this scarf and have worn it frequently. I would in fact also like a bigger one, so I will knit another.
2. Summer Poncho
(shown in my last post, back in August, and that is almost as bad as finishing only 4 projects)
3. Fingerless Mitts for Mom
No photo. I gave them to her the moment I finished and forgot to get a photo. I will try to get one soon. I don't even know what I did with the leftover yarn. It will turn up one of these days.
Yarn: Universal Yarns Classic Worsted Tapestry in Baby Shades. I used about 4 1/4 skens for a 38" square blanket.
Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Blanket Pattern from Knitting Workshop.
This used to be my go-to baby blanket pattern as it is fairly meditative and is easily knit in the evenings but it is not boring. I had forgotten how enjoyable it is to knit.
I need a couple of lap robes as the living room is often cold. I was thinkng of making a quilt or two but maybe I will knit a blanket or two as well. However the UFO pile is filled with items I actually want to finish and wear, and there are a few other things I'd like to knit as well. Hopefully my knitting focus will hold steady in 2014.