2009 Round-Up, now with new content!

What an intensely busy, mostly wonderful year. I know 2009 was rough for many, and we certainly had ups and downs Chez Stashknitrepeat, but overall it’s been a pretty amazing year. Most of all, I’m thankful that we’ve gone from here:

To here:

Without too much trouble, even. We’re very grateful to have such enjoyable children.

Knitting-wise, my mosaic looks a lot less impressive than my knitting year actually was.

Let’s go in order, shall we? First up, some socks for Jacob. Then, a a cowl for me. A sweater for Jacob, followed quickly by a sweater for Daniel. I test-knit some mittens, knit another sweater for Jacob… and then the secret knitting started, the designing bug bit, the secret knitting continued, and… well, there went the blog. I’ve been working steadily, and managed to finish a sweater for Beth and some socks for Danielle, and a sweater for me. Very recently I cast off on some socks I started in March.

I was able to share one piece of secret knitting, and will soon share another (that last photo in the mosaic). But let me tell you, my needles have been flying this year. There are three more entire sweaters that I’ve designed and knit this year, and another that’s designed and halfway knit. It’s nuts.

The design process is reminding me a little of the academic publishing cycle. You get a good idea, and it can anywhere from a few months to a year or two after the work is done for the work to actually see the light of day. It’s sometimes frustrating, but now that my “pipeline” of projects is full, I hope to see a more steady stream of content around these parts.

Speaking of which, I finished some socks.

Pattern: Cookie A’s Devon socks, from her book

Yarn: Sundara sock, Deadly Nightshade

Time Elapsed: Something like 9 months.

Notes/Modifications: None. These socks are perfect.

Happy new year! May 2010 shine brightly and happily on all of you and yours.

13 thoughts on “2009 Round-Up, now with new content!

  1. Your boys are beautiful and have grown so much! Your knitting is gorgeous as always and I like seeing it all together in your mosaic. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. Love the shots of you and the boys – and the mosiac looks beautiful all together – your colors match up so nicely! Looks like I’ll miss you today, but am looking forward to seeing the rest of it evolve over the year…. Thea

  3. Wow what a year! Have a great 2010!

  4. Wow, the little guy got so grown up! They are adorable- I think they will look very much alike. Great knits, kid- I look forward to what you bring in 2010. Happy New Year!

  5. How did the baby get so big so fast? The mosaic shows a LOT of productivity.

  6. I’m eager to see some of the “secret knitting” when it is unveiled. New sweater designs….how fun. I might even finish knitting my first “big person” sweaster this year!

  7. Happy New Year, Amy! I look forward to all your fabulous knits in 2010!

  8. Amy, I look forward to seeing your newest designs go public 🙂

  9. happy new year to you as well. i say it’s the quality versus the quality. you’ve done an amazing job this year. i can’t wait to see what 2010 brings.

  10. Thank you for all the knitting goodnesses in 2009! Happy New Year 2010!

  11. Your boys are so adorable! Happy New Year!

  12. So pretty! I have yet to knit a sock from this book, though I have knit several of Cookie’s patterns in the past. This sock might just get me going! Gorgeous!

  13. Beautiful knitting! Your little ones steal the show, though, they’re absolutely adorable.

    I got seriously back into knitting when my kids, now in their 20’s, were 2, 4, 6, and 8; every mom of small children needs something that Stays Done. Knitting fills the bill very, very nicely.

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