In 2013, I didn't do too much self-publishing. Most of my work this year has been for third party publishers. As I build this little business of mine, I'm still trying to find the best balance for me between self-publishing and publishing with others. I like working with others and think that some combination between the two are what's right for me.
Looking at what I've published this year, I felt like I was way more busy than this actually shows, and then I stopped to think. I have two designs that I did this year that are still waiting to be published. One will come out in the beginning of 2014, and the other will be out sometime in the next year or so. I have two more commissioned designs for publication for 2014 already. I have another self-published pattern that will be out early in 2014 too. And, I have my two little people. First grade homework, IEP meetings, Cub Scouts, dance classes, preschool parties. So, yes, I was busier than that picture reflects.
2013 has been my most successful year in the knit design world, and for this, I am so thankful. Thankful for a career that lets me stay at home with my kids and lets me work on my own time. Thankful for all of the wonderful people in this industry I've met over this past year. Thankful to all of the wonderful knitters who decide to knit one of my patterns.
Happy New Year to you and yours.