Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Year in Knitting

I thought it might be fun to keep track of my knitting projects this year.  I think I might have missed an item or two, but here's the list (in no certain order).

felted mice -one for Ella and one for Millie the cat
felted fairy house and peg people -for Ella -pattern comes from a northern Ontario Momma
Bitty Baby Baby Surprise Jacket bunting -for Lucy the doll -my adaptation
knee socks for Ella -my pattern
cable socks for Colin -another of my patterns, plus 2 plain pairs
Socktopus for Ella -so much fun to knit
Bitty Baby February Baby Sweater -for Lucy and Polly -my adaptation
knee socks for Momma -my pattern
February Little Lady Sweater -for Ella -my adaptation/pattern
cable gansey for Daddy
leaf purse for Brittany
Petal Shawlette for Grandma -who just loved it!!
felted fair isle bag for Belinda -also much loved at Christmas
Sweet Peasy for our cute little neighbour Dayvah
February Baby sweater for my friend's newest addition
Baby Surprise Jacket -maybe to list on Etsy
Phoebe's Sweater -made for Ella but eventually ripped out because it's too small
felted Ice Harbor Compass mittens -for Ella and Gregory
fingerless gloves for my stepmother Linda
felted Ice Harbor Compass mittens -for me
10-stitch Blanket -for Grandma
watch cap toque -for Uncle Glenn
felted oven mitts -for Grandma Isobel and Auntie Lizzy
Danish Inspired Tie Shawl -the one listed on my Etsy store
Baby Surprise Jacket -ended up donating because I didn't like the yarn
Boot Socks -for Daddy, these were nearly misplaced but found them just in time to wrap for Christmas
Egg to Bluebird -for Ella plus 7 others
2 basic socks -for Ella
Jemima-Jane -for Ella's 5th birthday and now known as Maggie -a lot of work but very well loved
winter hats -for Auntie Belinda and Momma
hobby horse -for Ella
dollies -made 3
blue stockings -for Momma
2 cable toques -for both Grandpas
fair isle ear flap hat -cousin Jared
man-sized regular wool socks -for market customer
2 winter hats -for Ella
Tardis Socks -for Uncle Stefan
Ella slippers
lime, orange and fruit bag -for Ella
Thanksgiving bowl of veggies and fruit and turkey (2 turkeys)
mitt garland
toy dish cloths and tea towels -for Ella

Wow, it sure looks like a lot when you write it down in a list!

Guess we know how I keep out of trouble  :)

I forgot to mention a couple knitting related gifts I received this year.  My sweetie got me lace blocking wires.  Those will make finishing my lace shawls much easier.

Did I tell you that the day before we went to Toronto in November that Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot) was reading from her new book at the Chapters downtown Toronto?  I was bummed.  Turns out my fabulous sister (who doesn't knit) went to the reading and got a signed copy of the new book for Mom to give to me!!!  She even wore one of her fancy aran sweaters to show off for me.  Belinda also got me a gift certificate for Tina's yarn shop.


Ngo Family Farm said...

Oh, I love this idea of recapping the year with a list of all your knitting projects! How busy you were with those needles :)

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, and a blessed 2012!

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

Wow! You have been productive! Do you have a Ravelry page to keep track? Happay New Year!

Paula said...

I try to keep the project list up to date on Ravelry. It really helps me keep track, also keeps the pictures handy. I had no idea I had knit so many things last year.